Thrive offers support services to teen mums and teen dads who are either expecting their first child or are already new parents.
Thrive aims to provide a full service where expectant teen parents to be can be given information on teen centred pregnancy and parenting programmes and offer intensive social support (if eligible) with experienced social workers and case workers. Thrive regularly run groups for young mums and young dads, aimed at fostering and strengthening social connectedness, cohesion and to reduce social isolation.
Thrive enables young parents to identify their strengths as young people and as young parents through group discussions and or one on one intensive client interventions. Thrive also encourages teen parents to foster and build strong relationships with their whanau, families and friends through active participation. Thrive follows the innovative parenting practice principles that have been developed under the SKIP programme
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Thrive was established in 2010 following the highly successful Auckland Women’s Centre (AWC) ten year Teen Parent Project. Following upon the success of the project, an 18 month collaborative community research project was completed with the findings calling for an independent, Auckland-based teen parent service. In 2011, Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust opened its doors to teen parents and their children across West and Central Auckland. Over 500 teen parents have accessed the suite of services offered by Thrive, with many young parents going on to flourish, thrive and succeed.