Central Otago Services

 Our team in Alexandra consists of two Social Workers. We cover the area from Cromwell, to Omakau to Millers Flat (including Roxburgh).


Home-based Social Work

Our Home-based Family Support programme involves working with parents/caregivers who want to improve how they are parenting their children.

Our Social Workers visit families in their own homes to:

  • Support child development, safety and well-being
  • Develop confidence in parenting skills and child management
  • Increase parent’s understanding of their children’s needs
  • Build on strengths and develop self-confidence
  • Link parents into community and support networks

Positive Parenting Programme

Within our home-based family support programme we can deliver the Triple P – Positive Parenting Programme, tailored to your family’s needs over a ten week period.

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Programme ® is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent – as well as treat – behavioural and emotional problems in children. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realise their potential.

Please see the Triple P site for more information www.triplep.net

Strengthening Families

We co-ordinate Strengthening Families. This is a co-ordinated community approach that helps families reach their potential. At the heart of the Strengthening Families process is a family/whanau having trouble coping with life’s challenges. It is a family/whanau with strengths, but it also has issues that require the involvement of multiple agencies. Strengthening Families brings together to family and all the agencies that have a part to play in helping the family/whanau achieve its desired outcomes.

Please see the Strengthening Families website for more information.

Restorative Justice

A community-based justice process that offers victims of a crime an opportunity to participate in addressing the harm done, and what can be done realistically by the offender to put things right. All referrals are received through the Justice system.

For more information please see the Central Otago Brochure