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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A 6-week parenting group focused on two different child age groups (0-11, and teens)
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Family Resilience Programme
A 10 week group programme covering a collection of topics aimed at giving families useful tools for relationships and daily life. Read brochure
Programme start date: Term 3 2023, Starts Tuesday 18th July

Session times: Tuesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm

Getting a Grip on Communication
A 8 week group programme for people who want to learn how to resolve conflicts peacefully and develop supportive relationships.Read brochure
Programme start date: Term 3 2023, dates to be confirmed
Session times: Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm

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: Term 3 2023 Starts 28th July
Session times: Fridays 9:30am - 11:30am

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

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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