ParentWorks is a two-stage group and homebased programme for parents who have children (0-13 years) who are in care or where there are acknowledged care and protection concerns. 

Stage One

There are nine group sessions (held twice weekly) to help parents understand how their children's development and behaviour has been affected by separation and loss, and the impact of the parent's own lifestyles and relationships.

Stage Two

There are nine weekly group sessions focussing on building parenting skills and learning how to manage difficult situations. There is also a weekly home visit, when parents have contact with their children and can practice the skills they are learning with the help of a CMM social worker or psychologist.

Information for referral agencies can be found here.  

Information for parents can be found here

For further information please contact us on 03 375 1470 or email intake@mmsi.org.nz