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An Evening with Vic Tamati
26 Jun 2017

The Waitara Bears Rugby League Club, in collaboration with Taranaki Safe Families Trust and the national It's Not OK campaign, will be hosting An Evening with Vic Tamati on July the 10th, 2017 from 7pm at the Waitara Clifton Park Rugby League Club Rooms. Tamati travels the country speaking to groups of people about growing up with a violent father, to becoming involved in street violence and eventually being violent to his wife and children. In 1992, Tamati attending a stopping violence programme. He has been violence free for 20 years. This event is rated R17 and is free of charge. Contact tsft@xtra.co.nz for more information.

Countdown Sponsorship
21 Dec 2016

Kia Ora everyone,

As you may already know, we unfortunately had to cancel our White Ribbon Relay event today due to the weather. However, you may have noticed that Countdown have made changes to their policies on how they deal with family violence as employees. They kindly donated $500 to Taranaki Safe Families Trust today in support of family violence prevention and awareness.

About Taranaki Safe Families Trust

What we do?

Partnering with the community to promote positive change, we raise awareness, educate, promote services and support and strengthen, with the goal of domestic violence prevention.

We also aim to:

  • Work together for greater impact, and to avoid duplication
  • Provide information in a supportive and empowering way
  • Ensure information is accurate, up to date, and based on the best knowledge available

 

How do we deliver?

TSFT achieves its goals by training and educating on the impact of violence and interacting with the community.

 

Reaching people through sport

Engaging with whanau, coaches, managers and fans reviewing club documentation and providing resources to reinforce non-violence.

 

Reaching people through business - workplace and community

Promoting the message "Good for staff, good for business" employers recognise that what is happening in their staffs personal lives may have an effect on what is happening at work.

 

We offer training to empower people to Recognise, Respond and Refer with confidence.

Identifying champions that are go-to people within a workplace or the community.

Provide them with key steps for an ongoing referral process.

 

It's Not OK & White Ribbon Campaigns

We also work with the national It's Not OK and White Ribbon teams to deliver the messages of these campaigns. This includes holding a street relay in New Plymouth, and also an event in South Taranaki in November on White Ribbon day.