Family Help Trust operates child abuse-prevention services for high-risk families in Christchurch, New Zealand. It confronts the causes of family dysfunction and provides client families with the skills they need to improve their lives, and those of their children.
Our early-intervention services are intensive, long-term, family-based and child-focused. They target high-risk parents with multiple-problem histories who have young families, and aim to break the cycles of inter-generational dysfunction.
We want not only to stop the patterns of anti-social behaviours and family functioning difficulties, but also to provide families with the support and skills needed to avoid the traps of violence, crime, substance use, and dependence on the state.