Our team works across a range of topics in the area of Parenting Development to strengthen skills, strategies and approaches used by our whānau at home.

Specific programmes:

  • Teen Parent Support Service
    Intensive social work support for parents 19 years & under. Far North REAP Teen Parent Support Service is for young parents, 19 years of age and under.  We help young parents to learn to care for and nurture their baby by supporting them to become confident and self-assured parents.  Young parents know who they are, they are resilient and when they feel nurtured and good about themselves, can embrace the joy of parenthood. Our Teen Parent Support Service provides a variety of support, advice and guidance on parenting.  By working alongside our Young Parents, we are able to assist them in achieving goals they have identified such as school and education.  As well as providing emotional and practical support, we provide advocacy services to assist young parents to acquire any core documents needed for their independence e.g. birth certificates, bank accounts and setting up RealMe online identification accounts. If you would like someone to contact you regarding this service please leave your details via the confidential LINK or contact Maree Dickens direct on:  Phone: (09) 408 1380 Ext 714 or Mobile: 021 169 0204 or email: mareed@farnorthreap.org.nz
  • FASD Workshops and support/tautoko
  • Grandparents Raising Mokupuna
    Meet together quarterly
  • Building Awesome Whānau
    This course is designed to strengthen and encourage whānau. It is packed full of great ideas, positive stories from parents still on the journey with their own tamariki and useful resources to help you build a great future for your whānau. The programme is delivered over two days, and we cover the following areas:
    – Laying the foundations – building your family on aroma
    – Parents are the roof! Protecting your whānau
    – The walls of the whare – boundaries to keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out
    – Keeping it sweet – atmosphere is everything!
    – Cool korero! Communication
    – Outside the whare – Living in the big wide world
  • Tikanga Matua
    Our Tikanga Matua Parenting Programme is designed to identify positive parenting practices by illustrating the importance of becoming a positive role model from a Te Ao Māori perspective. The programme is delivered over two days, and we cover the following areas:
    – Te Ao Māori View – Parenting Past and what this looks like in a modern context – Whakapapa, Roles & Values
    – Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Impact this has had on whānau and how we parent today
    – Te Whare Tapa Wha – Personal choices and the impact on whānau and the importance of having a balance
    – PATH Tool – Positive Planning Tool for whānau to achieve their goals

The FASD Journey

The first of the Frontline Professional trainings will take place in Kaitaia at Far North REAP in March 2019.  With the second lot of trainings taking place in Dunedin in April 2019. On completion of the Professional Development Training  will have people in the community who will be able to tautoko the needs of their whanau.

Following this hui, we will run a series of FASD workshops under our Parenting umbrella for our whānau and community.



Far North REAP selected as the 2nd Pilot Site in NZ

FASD workshops continue to be delivered throughout our community, and we started to shadow Dave Hookway when he delivered to organisations within our district.

In 2018 Tania Henderson (Kaitautoko Mātua /Parenting Education) was selected to be on the governing panel who developed the framework for the NZ National FASD training document. As a direct result of the mahi that has been done at Far North REAP for our community and parents/care givers our Rohe was selected as the 2nd FASD Pilot Site in NZ to work on Action 9 of the National Strategy.  

Since being selected, we have held several consultation hui within our community and have gained a wide cross sector input into the National training document.  Matua Raki/Te Pou were contracted to research, collate and develop the training document.  They are currently in the final stages of the development of the first training document, which we expect to be completed by January 2019, giving time to test prior to releasing through our community/country.

Our first Community delivery for Frontline Professionals will be March 2019


FASD Workshops

FASD is being incorporated into our parenting programmes FASD was delivered at our Schools Administrator/Teacher Aid workshops run by Far North REAP.

FASD Workshops

FASD workshops were carried out in our community for carers and parents with children of FASD.  We attended regional FASD hui as and when required.

Northern Region Collective

FASD specific workshop were delivered to our community, which were well received, and we also became part of the Northern Region Collective and participated in developing the Northern Region FASD Strategic Plan, (which eventually fed into and played a big part the NZ National FASD Strategic Plan in 2016).

Dave Hookway

Dave Hookway – Northern Health Promoter became a big part of our Far North REAP journey with FASD.