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Housing Teen Parents In Our Communities

It often comes as a shock when a teen becomes pregnant. Teen parents want the best for their children, they do their best when they are surrounded by supportive whānau, peers and the communities in which they live. When the reality sets in we need to support teen parents to ensure better outcomes for themselves ...

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Posted: July 18, 2019Category: Uncategorized

The Fear And Despair Of Teen Parenting In Aotearoa

Last month, we heard about the Maori teen mama who fought to keep her baby from being ripped away from her shortly after she gave birth. We heard that Oranga Tamariki had concerns and that her whānau were not allowed to be with her. We saw the social workers and the police attempt to enforce ...

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Posted: June 14, 2019Category: Uncategorized

Safer Interventions

Is anyone ever free from the fear of violence? We know that all children in Aotearoa NZ deserve to grow up feeling loved and free from fear and violence. When Family Court orders the uplift of a child on the grounds that their parents and family have a background of domestic violence and drug use, ...

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Posted: June 4, 2019Category: Uncategorized