Philosophy and projects overview 13

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A commitment that all people have access to social justice
and a fulfilling life.
This requires resilient communities anchored by love, warmth,
the creative process and a commitment to non-violence at all
levels.
We recognise that this goal has social, spiritual, environmental
and economic components. This means that we have to use
joined up, holistic thinking rather than isolated silos of thinking.
This goal requires a commitment to long term sustainable
social and environmental change.
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While we seek to inspire people to reach this goal our work is
aimed at next users (the people and groups that seed change
in their communities) rather than end users (individuals and
whanau/families).
We acknowledge that it will take many little steps and that the
work is as much about the journey as the outcome.
Our focus is on what can be done rather than what can’t be
done (because the barriers are too great and the resources
are too small) or on what shouldn’t be done (constantly telling
people/communities all the things they should stop doing).
PROMOTING GREAT PARENTING NETWORK
CORE OUTCOME
Services, programmes and skills sharing and development for
parents of Waitakere are linked in a supportive and empowering
way, hosted by Violence Free Waitakere
VALUING SOCIAL CAPITAL
• Collaboration and networking are the cornerstones of
our work. We build on the strengths of other groups
and individuals – on their campaigns and their
solutions.
• Invite others to get involved… collaboration which
meets the deliverables of all parties.. win, win, win
• Encourage everyone to get involved in building
solutions
MARVELLOUS MUM MOMENTS
CORE OUTCOME
Images of positive parenting are noticed and celebrated
by community at large and services working with parents
given opportunity to increase profile
OUR PHILOSOPHY IN ACTION
• Clear focus on campaigns and promotions rather than
service delivery.
• Consult where ever possible, encourage ownership by
community involved.. gender/ geographical/age/cultural.
• Respect unique differences and celebrate unity.
• Seek stories / role models/ examples of desired behaviour
and attitudes. Seek out the ‘local experts’ in the field of
enquiry.
• Keep telling the stories that flesh out the skills/ attitudes and
behaviours as much as possible, different voices get heard
by different groups . Find and promote the missing voices eg
children, ethnicities
• Bring opportunities for alignment and consistency of
messages.
• Look for and empower the ‘translators’ on a local level.
WESTIE DADS IN ACTION
CORE OUTCOME
Images of positive fathering are noticed and celebrated
by community at large and services working with parents
given opportunity to increase profile with public
FOCUS ON FATHERING
CORE OUTCOME
To create opportunities for raising awareness of the
importance of fathering in a child's development and to
encourage increasing conversations, events and
research about ways to support this
MEN IN ECE
CORE OUTCOME
Clear research completed and interventions planned to
support centres/ sector to increase involvement of
male carers in ECE
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS - PACIFICA
CORE OUTCOME
Further discussions and social change within the Pacific
community parenting practice using positive discipline
rather than punishment.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS –
OPSHOPS/FOODBANKS
CORE OUTCOME:
More people are skilled and confident around supporting
families and familiar with the SKIP principles of positive
parenting
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS – GRASSROOTS
CORE OUTCOME:
Everyday parents in our local communities are equipped
with information and skills in relation to the SKIP principles
of positive parenting and as a result children are raised in
safe secure loving homes
LOOKING AFTER LITTLIES
CORE OUTCOME:
A new generation are informed about the six things
children need to become happy capable adults and are
able to put these into practice with their siblings and
children in their communities
TODDLER DAY OUT & GREAT PARENTING FAIR
CORE OUTCOME
To provide an opportunity for the community with under
fives to raise awareness of the importance of the early
years, and link them to the support available. To bring
ECE, Social services and Health to work together to
promote all services to parents.
PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
• Build upon and nurture relationships. Affirm and celebrate.
Expect the best, surmounting obstacles.
• Self esteem is key – find ways to nurture and build upon at all
levels, individual and community.
• Encourage as many opportunities for face to face interaction as
possible between agencies and communities.
• Encourage help seeking behaviour.
• Proactive rather than reactive.
PLAYDAYS TATOU TAMARIKI
CORE OUTCOME
Under fives not already engaged in ECE are given a
great start by being exposed to programmes designed
to help them develop skills while extending community
of parents with young children .
PLAYDAYS COMMUNITY VAN
CORE OUTCOME
Under fives not already engaged in ECE are given a
great start by being exposed to programmes designed
to help them develop skills while strengthening
community of parents with young children .
OUR AMAZING PLACE
CORE OUTCOME
Treasure Hunts are a vibrant platform for our community
development, connecting people, places and services.
Refinement of these processes has made mentoring
possible.
VIOLENCE FREE BEGINS WITH ME SCHOOLS PROGRAMME
CORE OUTCOME
VFBWM is seen as a vibrant, effective and
empowering programme for primary/ intermediate
schools and students who go through the process.
JADE SPEAKS OUT DVD
CORE OUTCOME
NZ children will have further local resources to get strong
safety strategies in place to support them should
violence occur in their lives.
BULLY BANISHING
CORE OUTCOME
VFW can facilitate more collaborative project work
on this campaign to reduce bullying at all levels of
childhood
NETWORKING
CORE OUTCOME
Violence Free Waitakere is well connected with other
agencies in community to support further collaboration.
WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA
CORE OUTCOME
Violence Free Waitakere has a strong and vibrant
online presence with a web site and facebook profile
which serves to promote, resource and interact with
the community
GOVERNANCE DEVELOPMENT
CORE OUTCOME
Violence Free Waitakere is supported by a robust
board of skilled, active and informed members.
MAKE SURE WHAT WE ARE DOING IS SOUND
Base what we do on research and evaluation.
Delivering on our promises, building trust and credibility.
Maintain relationship with the whole field of violence response.
Linking funders / agencies / networks eg PGP, OAP.
Learning community approach at all levels and stages of
project development.
BUILD RESILIENCE AS WE GO
Celebrate and have fun!

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