Community Champions Project: This public awareness campaign delivers positive messages from community figures. Well-known Motueka men, from multi-sport athletes to the Mayor, were photographed with their personal messages of family safety. These free images are around the Motueka community. Do you want one on your building? Email us for more info.
Agency Open Door Hui: Every month a different agency in Motueka hosts a meeting to encourage cross-agency visits and shared understanding. Relationships, confidence and trust are built through this regular meet up. Open door hui are ongoing and have been running since 2013. Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming hui, all welcome.
Seasons for Growth: When a group of people want a supportive environment to process their grief, Seasons for Growth can support them. A three-day workshop was held in February 2015 to train ‘Companions’ to work with children, teenagers and adults around grief, loss and change management strategies.
Motueka Women’s Group: A local women’s group for any female wanting a supportive, encouraging environment to meet up with other women and craft, create art and chat. Confidential and non-judgemental, please contact the organiser Womens Support Link ph 03 5288 161 to enquire.
Recognizing and Responding to Child Neglect and Risk: Safe Families Motueka led a community collaboration project focused solely on the Early Childhood Education (ECE) sector.
We recognise the valuable role this sector plays in working with some of our most vulnerable children in our community and felt it was a valuable investment in the health and wellbeing of our community and the children and whanau in it.
We are currently extending the work to other ECE Centres in the community as well a re-engaging centres in the first two phases. This time, as well as upskilling the whole of this sector in the Motueka area, it is hoped to begin the process of introducing the ECE sector to the already existing Shared Case Management Model that has been established for a number of years.
Watch this space for updates….!
Community Consultation Hui: A hui where community and sector partners are invited to attend to feedback to Safe Families Motueka the effectiveness of our recent initiatives and what areas they would like us to focus on supporting. Keep an eye on our calendar for the annual hui.
Community Streets Motueka (CPTED): This project supports a neighborhood to be a pro-social environment for residents and visitors. It is a process of engaging with residents and involving the families/whanau to be a part of the change. Anyone can be involved, email the coordinator on email@example.com
Community Training Series: Safe Families Motueka is hosting a FREE workshop session for practitioners/professionals on the 14th March 2019.
Our speaker, will present ways of working with traumatised children and ways for you to help parents and carers to manage behaviour in positive ways. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to register.
Shared Case Management Model: A way for different agencies to provide a family/whanau centered set of interventions if there are many or complex challenges. Guiding principles for this model are respect, transparency, consent, and collaboration.
Developed in partnership with the Motueka Family Service Centre and SVS-Living Safe in 2013 it has consistently proved to be an effective approach of “wrapping” services around a whanau vulnerable to the effects of family violence. Motueka Women’s Support Link and Family Start are now also involved in working within this model and a review of effectiveness is currently underway.