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Youth Horizons

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Description

Youth Horizons supports children, young people and their families/whānau with challenging conduct, anti-social behaviour and/or mental health needs, through the use of evidence-based models.

Programmes

Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO)

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support

Regions

North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Auckland, Waikato, West Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Youth

Referral Process

Who is it for?
Young people aged 12-16 under Oranga Tamariki care who have a history of externalising behaviour and social conduct disorder-related problems and their family/whānau.

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Description

TFCO is a wrap-around evidence-based and strengths-based programme of 6 to 12 months duration aimed at adolescents aged 12-16 years old with antisocial behaviour difficulties whose needs cannot be adequately…

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Specialist Care Programme

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support

Regions

North Auckland, East Auckland, Northland, Central Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay, West Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Youth

Referral Process

All referrals for our care programmes need to be submitted to the regional hubs through the Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki (MVCOT).

Who is it for?
Young people aged…

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Description

The Specialist Care Programme (SCP) provides one-to-one foster care for young people with the opportunity to live in a family/whānau setting with specialist caregivers supported by intensive clinical and social…

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High and Complex Needs Service

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support

Regions

North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, West Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Youth

Referral Process

To be referred into this programme, young people will already be involved with Oranga Tamariki and at least one other government agency such as Special Education or Mental Health. In…

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Description

This service is for young people with extremely complex needs for whom no other service is deemed suitable to meet such needs or has proved unsustainable to date.

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Residential Therapeutic Home - Lighthouse

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support

Regions

North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Auckland, West Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Youth

Referral Process

Who is it for?
Boys and girls aged 14-16 years old under Oranga Tamariki or Police care, may involve the youth justice system and/or concerns ranging from abuse and neglect…

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Description

The Lighthouse provides two intensely supervised non-secure care facilities in Auckland, one home for boys and one home for girls. This is a short-term five-day alternative to police secure facilities…

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Residential Therapeutic Home - Te Whare Tūmanako O Kia Puāwai

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support

Regions

North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Auckland, West Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Child, Youth

Referral Process

Referrals to Te Whare Tūmanako O Kia Puāwai come through Oranga Tamariki hub.

Who is it for?
Boys aged 7-16 with conduct problems who are at risk.

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Description

Te Whare Tūmanako O Kia Puāwai provides family-style care for 6-12 months when family is no longer an option at the time of referral. 

The service is for boys aged…

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Residential Therapeutic Home - Hamilton House

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support

Regions

Waikato

Age Groups

Youth

Referral Process

Who is it for?
Young people aged 12-16 with significant emotional and behavioural difficulties which have resulted in the young person being placed in a treatment care environment.

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Description

Hamilton House functions as a teaching family home. Teaching parents act in parental roles, facilitating access with the young person’s family/whanau and developing goals to transition them back to their…

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Residential Therapeutic Home - Waipuna

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support

Regions

Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Youth

Referral Process

Who is it for?
Girls aged 14-17 with severe behavioural and/or mental health issues.

Your person to contact is: 
Sue Iti - Practice Leader Waipuna Whare
Phone: 021 673 810…

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Description

Waipuna provides short to medium-term residential care for young women with severe behavioural and/or mental health issues and utilizes the Teaching Family Model.

This service operates in Tauranga.

Residential Therapeutic Home - Te Pania

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support

Regions

Hawkes Bay

Age Groups

Youth

Referral Process

Who is it for?
The programme is suitable for boys who have high needs for their age and who are on the pathway to developing conduct problems later in adolescence.…

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Description

Te Pania is a Youth Horizons Teach Family Home in Napier. It is a community-based residential service catering for up to five young males (10-17 years old) who have been…

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Foster Care

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support

Regions

Waikato, Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Youth

Referral Process

Who is it for?
Young people aged 11-17 who are at risk of admission to an in-patient acute mental health unit.

Your person to contact is: 
Crystal Walters - Waikato…

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Description

Provide short to medium term respite and planned foster care for children and youth at risk who require out of home, family/whānau placements. Respite Care and Planned Respite Care aim…

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Youth Service West

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Supported employment

Regions

West Auckland

Age Groups

Youth

Referral Process

Who is our service for?
This service works with two specific groups of young people:

  • Young people aged 16-17 who are not in education, training or work-based learning to support…

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Description

Youth Service West works with young people and young parents to find the best options for education, training or work based learning that will help them build their skills and…

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Ka Awatea

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based

Regions

North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Auckland, West Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Youth

Referral Process

Who is our service for?
Ka Awatea is a voluntary service for young people aged 15 to 20 with complex needs who have been in the care of Oranga Tamariki…

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Description

Ka Awatea, meaning ‘The Dawning of a New Era’, provides support to young people as they transition from state care to independent living.

Each young person is allocated a Kai…

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Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support

Regions

Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki, North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Lakes, Northland, Central Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Whanganui, MidCentral, West Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Youth

Referral Process

To make a referral for our FFT service, our referral form (below) must be completed by a Ministry of Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki (MVCOT) social worker.

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Description

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) therapists provide a family intervention of approximately 3-6 months, typically for one hour per week, with young people and their family/whānau. These young people and their…

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Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST)

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support

Regions

North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Auckland, West Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Youth

Referral Process

To make a referral for our FFT service, our referral form (below) must be completed by a Ministry of Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki (MVCOT) social worker.

Who is it for?

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Description

Multi-systemic Therapy is a short-term (5 month average) intensive behavioural based therapy that aims to help parents understand and support their children to overcome behavioural problems. This is a crisis…

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DHB Funded Intensive Clinical Services (ICS)

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support

Regions

Waikato, Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Youth

Referral Process

Who is it for?
Young people aged 10-17 who have significant behavioural challenges and/or mental health problems.

Your person to contact in:

Waikato 
Nicki Spring - Operations Manager 
Phone 021…

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Description

Intensive Clinical Services (ICS) utilises Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and interventions such as Triple P for younger children (Bay of Plenty only), to work with young people and their family/whānau…

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FirstCare

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support

Regions

Wellington, North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Wairarapa, West Auckland, Hutt, South Auckland

Age Groups

Youth

Referral Process

Referrals are predominantly made through Oranga Tamariki as well as via the Gateways assessment for families/whānau with issues that are likely to escalate but do not meet the criteria for…

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Description

FirstCare is a primary mental health early intervention for infants, children and their families/whānau. It incorporates Incredible Years, Triple P (2 levels), and trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as options…

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Languages Spoken

English, Maori

Contact Details

42 Vestey Drive, Mount Wellington, Auckland

Central Auckland

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This page was last updated at 12:57PM on March 14, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Youth Horizons.