Auckland North News – November 2017

Auckland RC
Sasha Blackwell
09 280 3862 or
027 538 9691

Tēnā koutou

Our recent National Conference was amazing. I have had great feedback from those that attended about feeling so empowered by the knowledge shared. Highlight for me was definitely the speakers from the USA. Here are some photos from the Conference Masquerade Dinner.

      

Also our wonderful Pamper Day run by Feeling Fab was a blast.  The lucky caregivers really enjoyed themselves.  Getting well deserved pampering, including massage, manicure, hand massage, crafts, makeup and hair done.  Here are a few photos of the day.

                

Make sure you always check our facebook page ‘Fostercare Auckland Support’ ‘ and our National page ‘Fostering Kids New Zealand’ as well as our website: www.fosteringkids.org.nz, for up-to-date news and events.

Don’t forget to join our Facebook Support page. This is kept up-to-date with trainings, coffee groups, events and other information:

‘Fostercare Auckland Support’             ‘Fostering Kids New Zealand’ – National page

ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUPS

NORTH SHORE ASSOCIATION

Coffee/Support Group at 10am – 12pm, Friday 3 November 2017

32 Ladies Mile, Manly, Whangaparaoa

RSVP: Ursula at ursula@nullimmerse.org.nz or 021-918-631

Family Fun Day – Glenfield Leisure Centre and Pools, Bentley Ave, Glenfield

Saturday 11 November 2017 at 11am – 3pm

FREE SAUSAGE SIZZLE, DRINK AND ENTERTAINMENT

*Please contact aucklandnorth@nullfosteringkids.org.nz for tickets*

WEST AUCKLAND ASSOCIATION

Monday 20 November at 10.30am – 12pm, Te Atatu Baptist Church, 448 Old Te Atatu Rd, Te Atatu Pennisula.  Please bring a plate to share.

We will be running the “KEEPING MEMORIES”(Lifestory books) Discussion Group, which will help you:

– Understand the benefits of helping a child/mokopuna to keep an accurate record of their journey in care.

– Assist every child/mokopuna in their care to create / add to a life story book.

– Ensure every child/mokopuna leaving their care has a life story book to take with them.

Please register online through this link:

Family Fun Day – West Wave Pools, Alderman Drive, Henderson

Sunday 3 December 2017 at 10am – 2pm

FREE SAUSAGE SIZZLE, DRINK AND ENTERTAINMENT

*Please contact aucklandnorth@nullfosteringkids.org.nz for tickets*

CENTRAL (FOSTER CARE ASSOCIATION AUCKLAND)

Please contact Judith 027 486 6883 for any events this month

Family Fun Day – Lagoon Pool & Leisure Centre, Lagoon Drive, Panmure

Saturday 2 December 2017 at 10am – 2pm

FREE SAUSAGE SIZZLE, DRINK AND ENTERTAINMENT

*Please contact aucklandnorth@nullfosteringkids.org.nz for tickets*

Training

We have 3 workshops coming up soon; Safety & Prevention, on 14 November in Albany, Working with Adolescents, on 23 November in Te Atatu, and Identity & Belonging, on 30 November in Northcote. These workshops are a great chance to connect with other caregivers and learn about therapeutic parenting. As you know parenting a child or young person in care needs different skills to normal parenting. In these workshops you will gain knowledge, tools and strategies to support you in your roles. I would love to see you at one of these workshops. Follow this link to register for any of these course or contact Christine on 0800 100 849 for assistance.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Workshop

Jeff Nobel, Founder and CEO of Noble Initiatives, is presenting a full day FASD workshop in Auckland on 25 November at Jet Park, 63 Westney Rd, Mangere.  Jeff uses an interactive and personal approach and delivers relevant, useful and need-to-know information to help and support caregivers, front line workers and educators of those working with FASD.  The cost is only $10 per person (cash at the door) which includes morning tea and lunch.  Please register by 20 November to lee.tempest@nullfasd-can.org.nz or 021 176 8220.

For more information please click here.

Noho ora mai
Sasha

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