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Keeping Kiwi Kids Safe

Keeping Safe is a Series that Health Professionals use to teach strategies to help Tamariki & Rangatahi Keep Safe. Each App has a different Keeping Safe topic and has a recommended age range.

The Apps are FREE, and can be downloaded from the Apple store, onto iPad's ONLY.

Once downloaded the Apps can be used off line.

Witnessing family violence

Available Now:
Sexual Abuse Prevention - 7 to 10 year olds.

Witnessing family violence

Coming Soon:
Witnessing Family Violence / Kia Wehikore - 12 to 14 year olds.

Witnessing Family Violence - Kia Wehikore

The Kia Wehikore - Witnessing Family Violence app is recommended for 12 to 14 year olds.

We want all Kiwi kids to have the knowledge needed to grow up in a safe environment and know what to do in times of Family Harm/Family Violence.

The Rangatahi/Teenagers will learn and create an individual safety plan, with information and strategies to keep safe.

Sexual Abuse Prevention

The Keeping Safe Sexual Absue Prevention app is recommended for 7 to 10 year olds.

We want all Kiwi kids to have the knowledge needed to grow up in a safe environment, and learn strategies on how to keep safe from sexual abuse.

The app will teach them the names of their body parts, which body parts are private, what to do if someone tries to touch their private parts and who to tell if this should happen.

The app easily guides the Health Professionals through the 5 fun and interactive chapters, with each chapter having a learning outcome.

For Health Professionals

Methodology for Health Professionals
  • A unique and innovative digital way of working with words, images and feelings to access different parts of the psyche.
  • The digital screen enables Rangitahi to see themselves more objectively from new perspectives.
  • Uses right-brain tapping techniques to complement and extend the more common left-brain talking and cognitive processes.
  • A client-centred process of disclosure and discovery.
  • A process directed method that seeks to resolves issues.
How It Works
  • Through perception of self onto the digital screen, Rangitahi are able to reframe, normalise, modify and re-write their beliefs and scripts, in a SAFE and non-confrontational process.
  • Systematically alternates between left-brain and right-brain functions.
  • A Client-centred, Rangitahi-centrix, Culturally responsive, process directed therapy that allows the Rangitahi to attend to their ’issue’ whilst the counsellor operates from a more strategic and meta-level framework.
  • Healing the past
  • Futures work
  • Transitions
  • Projection and transference
  • Cognitive problem-solving
  • Planning
  • Decision-making
  • Exploring
  • Self esteem
  • Clarifying attachment and motivation
  • Celebration
  • Strengthening
  • Grief
  • Existential crisis
  • Resistance
  • Trauma work
  • Overwhelm
  • Helpful in short term crisis work and long term developmental work
  • Can be used in simple reflective ways or more intensely at greater depth
  • Easily learnt by the therapist, as it guides them through the LEVELS.
  • Rangitahi friendly (our designers and artists are Rock Stars)
  • Culturally responsive
Who could use the Keeping Safe Apps?
  • Counsellors
  • Social workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Youth workers
  • Spiritual directors
  • Supervisors
  • Coaches
  • Mentors
  • Nurses
  • Special needs educationalists
  • Managers
  • Mental-health teams
  • Addiction services
  • Alcohol and drug professionals
  • Teachers
  • Prison workers
  • Group facilitators
  • Mediators
  • Careers advisors
  • Support workers

Kia ora

Got a question about our Keeping Safe app?

We're always ready to hear from people with comments, questions or feedback about the apps. You can call us or send us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Our team is based in Kerikeri, New Zealand.