Social Workers


There is strong evidence that although social work support can and should play a positive role in both prevention and support of FASD, most social workers in Aotearoa/New Zealand feel under-informed on how to effectively work with those impacted by it – see Auckland University research from their 2022 survey in the tab below.

Currently, for those working with tamariki and rangatahi affected by FASD, the support standard is set by Oranga Tamariki. 

Click here to go to the OT Practice Centre: 'a resource for Oranga Tamariki practitioners for must-dos, how-tos and guidance in their work with tamariki and their whānau'. You'll find information on:

  • practice approach
  • intake
  • assessment and planning
  • interventions
  • adoptions
  • residential care.