How important is whānau, family safety to you?

In this video, viewers are asked to think about how important family safety and well-being are to them, rating it on a scale from 1 to 10. The video encourages people to think about why they chose their rating and how their actions affect family safety. The speaker recommends making it a daily habit to think about family safety, which can help increase awareness and lead to positive changes in behavior within the family.

A woman speaks:

I don't know about you, but one of the key questions that I need to remind myself of when I'm faced with having to make some big decisions in life important is it? If I asked you right now on a scale of 1 to 10, how important is whānau, family safety to you... where 1 is not at all, and 10 is the most important thing to keep in play... what number would you pick? Perhaps you're a 3...a 5....or a seven. Now ask yourself how come you're not lower down on the scale?

We all have some things in play when it comes to change. Now take a piece of paper and write down what that 3, 5, or 7 is made up of. What makes it important to you, your wahine or partner and if you have tamariki (children), them also. Some of your answers are likely to include I want my kids to have a better life with me. I'm sick of this abusive behaviour I'm caught up in. I want my wahine/partner and tamariki (children) to feel safe with me. I want a happy home.

Over the next 3 weeks I want you to work on a new habit. Each morning you wake up, ask yourself the following question. On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is family safety to me? This will start to frame your day. You'll be surprised at what you start to notice, the behaviours that come into your family as you start to think of it this way. At some point you might want to ask those in your life about how important they see whānau/family wellbeing, on a scale of 1 to 10.