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Iosis offers a range of programmes that teach parents and family members new behaviours that will strengthen their family life. Experiential learning is the basis for all of our programmes, ensuring that new skills and understandings quickly transition to practical, real-life applications.

To find out more about the programmes listed below, or to make a referral, contact us.

Toolbox Parenting Courses

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Separate 6-week parenting groups focused on three different child age groups (0-5, 6-12 and teens)
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Clendon Pride - Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox Parenting Course
This Toolbox Parenting Programme is specifically created for parents who find it easier to attend one of our Toolbox Parenting Programmes closer to them. This programme is run at Clendon Community House. Read brochure

0 to 12 year old Programme
rogramme dates:
Tuesday 7 May to Tuesday 11 June 2019
Session times: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: Clendon Community House

0 to 12 year old Programme
rogramme dates:
Thursday 9 May to Thursday 13 June 2019
Session times: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 112c Russell Road, Manurewa

AOD Early Recovery Skills Programme
An 10 week group programme for people whose substance use problems are harming their lives or the lives of those close to them. Read brochure
Programme dates: Tuesday 30 April to Tuesday 2 July 2019
Session times: 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Venue: 112c Russell Road, Manurewa

Family Resilience Programme
A unique 10 week group programme for parents to understand why they may be facing difficulties, and to learn techniques and skills for dealing with these in the future. Read brochure
Programme dates: Tuesday 30 April to Tuesday 2 July 2019
Session times: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 112c Russell Road, Manurewa

Getting a Grip on Communication
A 7 week group programme for people who want to learn how to resolve conflicts peacefully and develop supportive relationships. Read brochure
Programme dates: Monday 13 May to Monday 1 July 2019 (no session on June 3rd, Queen's Birthday)
Session times:
10:00am to 12:00pm
112c Russell Road, Manurewa

Triple P Discussion Groups
Positive Parenting Programme is a 4 week group programme for parents who want to create a personalised plan aimed at building relationships with their children, encouraging good behaviour and managing the not-so-good. The programme runs once a term. Read brochure
Programme dates: Friday 10 May to Friday 31 May 2019
Session times
: 9:30am to 11:30am
112c Russell Road, Manurewa

Women's Supporting Safety Programme
A 10 week group programme for women who are dealing with the effects of domestic violence and who are seeking support and encouragement to move forward with their lives. Read brochure
Programme dates: Wednesday 1 May to Wednesday 3 July 2019
Session times
: 1
2:30pm to 2:30pm 
112c Russell Road, Manurewa

Merivale Residential Programme
The Merivale Whanau Development Centre is a residential parenting programme for mothers who have been impacted by neglect and abuse. During their time at Merivale, parents are educated and supported to learn new behaviours and parenting skills that will transform their family life. Read brochure

Men’s Development Programme
An individualised programme for men to develop new strategies for a family life free of violence and offending. Read brochure

Young Fathers Programme
A group or one-on-one programme for young fathers. Read brochure

Kids Feeling Safe Programme
For sibling groups of children who have witnessed family violence and where one parent has a Protection Order. Read brochure

We're Proud Of


A teen dad who broke barriers to become a responsible father.

Iosis -  We're proud of Tawhiri

17-year-old first-time dad Tawhiri needed help coming to grips with his demanding new role. He started meeting weekly with a youth worker in Iosis’s Young Fathers programme. He was defensive at first, not willing to share how he felt about things at home. But gradually he opened up. In the process, he learned he wasn’t the only young father experiencing the strain that sleepless nights and new responsibilities can cause. At last there seemed to be some light up ahead.

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