Exploring the Voice of Social Workers

Exploring the voice of social workers

Dr Melanie Wong of the social work team has been approached by Anglican Trust for Women and Children (ATWC) to conduct a research project to explore the voice of social workers who are working with families in an intensive intervention pilot programme run jointly by Oranga Tamariki and ATWC. The programme supports families who are at risk of losing custody of their children and it incorporates reciprocal mana-enhancing safety, parenting skills and practices, and close collaboration between social workers, counsellors and psychotherapists. The outcomes of this project will support the plan for Oranga Tamariki to extend the programme to other branches in South Auckland.