(text on screen)We've partnered with Eastern Southern Youth Trust to open a family home in Strathmore. (Annka Bowley - Eastern Southern Youth Trust)So the house is called Te Whare Ahuru Ō Tukanae, which means the sheltering home of Tukanae.We just wanted a house for the young people to come in, feel safe, feel like they’re sheltered – just in a really safe, warming home.Just little touches and stuff like the games, and you know – it just feels more homely and I’m rea...
(text on screen)Caregiver Stories.Eva.(Eva speaking)I’ve been a caregiver since 1995 when my mokopuna were placed in my care.Initially the children were taken into care by Child, Youth and Family and placed with non-kin.And then after the process of FGCs, a Family Group Conference and several other hui, eventually it was agreed that they would come to me.What would have helped me when I became a caregiver was some encouragement really, that I was doing the right thing.I step...
(Sean Thomas - mentor, Big Brothers, Big Sisters)What does it mean to be strong? What is it that makes a man strong?I often get told “ooh, big muscles,” “people are scared of you,” or, “people do what you tell them.”And I listen then I give them a different view, what I tell them is “No. What strength is, is not when people fear you, but when they feel safe around you. So to be strong boys, people must feel safe around you.”My name is Sean Thomas, I’m a mento...
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Unexplained bruises, welts, cuts and abrasions
Unexplained fractures or dislocations
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