Skip to main content
[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]Future Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern made the case for funding programs like Roots of Empathy back in 2016:

But here’s the reality; Roots of Empathy lost its funding, there is no automatic support for a child that witnesses family violence, mentoring programmes for kids who could use a role model are rare, Plunket and Tamariki Ora are only contracted for a handful of visits regardless of a family’s needs, in-home programmes like parents as first teachers have been cut, and there’s been no increase in support for families in low paid work for more than a decade.

So much of what is happening for our next generation is being pre-determined by the circumstances they are born into.

Continue reading…[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]