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Stock take of services currently supporting families whose children have challenging behaviour CONTINUED.


Details of service

Criminal offending – when challenging behaviour outside the home and school leads to offences against the community

Youth Aid (Police)

Police have seven youth aid officers placed across the four police stations in the Tauranga District

Te Aranui Social Services

Works from the Greerton police station; provides family support and a wrap-around service to families whose children have had contact with the police

Youth Justice Services (Child, Youth and Family)

Each year, deals with about 320 Tauranga teenagers aged 13-17 years, whose anti-social behaviour has reached a point where government intervention is required

Ngati Ranginui Iwi Trust

Offers a programme of intense supervision and support for severe anger management issues to children referred by Child, Youth and Family; available to about five children

Youth Horizons Trust

Provides an intense home-based therapy programme for fewer than 10 families whose children have high and complex needs and anti-social behaviour; works with fewer than five families in the Tauranga area

Group programmes for children – these programmes undertake group work with children with challenging behaviour

James Family

The Dinosaur programme focuses on 4-10 year-olds with very challenging behaviours; programme was offered twice last year; works with a small group of fewer than 10 children

The Choices programme is to help both children and their caregivers to improve relationships

These programmes do not receive government funding

Tough Love

Provides a teen-support group for 13-17 year-olds, and a recovery and awareness group for 17-25 year-olds in Tauranga

Growing through Grief

Provides group programmes for children who have suffered loss through death or separation; programmes are provided by volunteers

Dare New Zealand (with Police)

Dare to Make a Choice delivers anti-drug and anti-violence messages in the classroom to 1,400 5-8 year-olds in the Tauranga area

Dare to Make a Change works with at-risk children (60 8-12 year-olds in Tauranga last year); this programme does not receive government funding

Group programmes for adults – parenting courses

James Family together with GSE, CAMHS, City Life Church and others, known as the Guardian Group

Delivers Incredible Years – parenting programme about five times a year; because of the wide support of agencies working with problem families, it reaches those who may not otherwise self-refer

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