Safe Families Whakamana Whanau
Family violence is a serious public health issue. Manaia Health PHO is committed to reducing family violence and believes health practitioners have a key role and responsibility in keeping children, young people, women and vulnerable adults safe. We are supporting our General Practices and others within the Primary Health sector in Whangarei to recognise and respond to family violence, and to refer where appropriate.
Rationale for a health response to family violence:
Child Protection and Partner Abuse policies and guidelines and related Medtech advanced forms have been developed. These are available to all General Practices and other providers associated with Manaia Health PHO.
Basic Training that involves that rationale for the policy and tools, skills practice and most importantly the opportunity to meet staff from agencies and groups that assists families is also provided.
An associated resource directory has been developed and was updated in July 2016 link Community Services Directory Manaia PHO July 2016
If you want further support to develop a comprehensive response to family violence please contact Ngaire Rae, Health Promotion Manager, ph 09 4381015 Ngaire@manaiapho.co.nz
 Family violence is used as an inclusive term covering intimate partner violence, child abuse, sexual violence and elder abuse.