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Pae Whakatupuranga | Functional Family Therapy - Cross Generations (FFT-CG)

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori, Pacific Island people

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Pacific Island people (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Kaupapa Māori - mental health, Pacific Island people - mental health, Training - mental health


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

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types


Referral Process

The intervention is available for families/whānau in Greater Auckland, including Franklin to the South, Waiheke Island, and Wellsford to the North.

Youth Justice: Oranga Tamariki South Auckland Referrals are made by the South Auckland Oranga Tamariki Youth Justice sites at Ōtara, Ōtāhuhu, Manurewa, and Papakura for young people aged 10-17 years who are living at home or returning home following a period in residential care. 

Corrections: Referrals are made by Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility and Community Corrections offices at Franklin, Manukau, Māngere, Manurewa, Ōtara and Papakura for young people aged 18-24 years who are on a community sentence or on probation.

Police: Referrals are made by Auckland City and Waitemata Districts for young people aged 10-17 years where police wish to stop progression through the justice system.


The Pae Whakatupuranga FFT-CG team supports family/whānau to reduce their involvement with the New Zealand justice system. It’s designed for young people aged 10-24 years and their family/whānau. Our highly trained therapists meet with whānau in their homes or other convenient locations and work with them to:

  • Reduce the risk of intergenerational involvement in the justice system
  • Strengthen family relationships
  • Improve the way family members interact and communicate with each other
  • Improve family wellbeing by reducing aggression and conflict in the home
  • Help young people stay in the home or transition successfully to independent living
  • Help young people either stay in or return to school, training or employment.