Iosis office is closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are offering our programmes online.

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 12-week parenting groups focused on three different child age groups (0-5, 6-12 and teens)
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0 to 12 year old Programme
rogramme start date:
Monday 18 May 2020 (No class on 1 June 2020)
Session times: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

AOD Early Recovery Skills Programme
A 10 week group programme for people whose substance use problems are harming their lives or the lives of those close to them. There will be two one hour sessions per week. Read brochure
Programme start date: Tuesday 28 April 2020
Session times: 11:00am to 12:00pm on Tuesdays, 9:30am to 10:30am on Fridays

Getting a Grip on Communication
A 9 week group programme for people who want to learn how to resolve conflicts peacefully and develop supportive relationships. There will be two one hour sessions per week. Read brochure
Programme start date: Monday 4 May 2020 (No class on 1 June 2020)
Session times:
10:00am to 11:00am on Mondays, 10:00am to 11:00am on Thursdays

Triple P Discussion Groups
Positive Parenting Programme is an 8 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. Read brochure
Programme start date: Friday 15th May 2020
Session times
: 9:30am - 10:30am

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.There will be two one hour sessions per week Read  brochure
Programme start date: Wednesdays 29th April 2020
Session times
12:30pm to 1:30pm on Wednesdays, 12:30pm to 1:30pm on Fridays

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.

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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