Canterbury News – July 2017

Canterbury RC
Lorraine Murray
03 281 7495 or
027 501 0392

Tēnā koutou

Wow, I have had a busy seven weeks!  I have managed to meet quite a few of our members on my travels in Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru and Waimate.  It’s been great meeting you, hearing your stories, supporting and encouraging you in my role.  It’s been great seeing how you are encouraging each other on this care journey.

I am looking forward to meeting more of the Christchurch caregivers at the upcoming workshop – Understanding and Managing Behaviour on 5th July in Christchurch.  If you would like to come along or any of the other workshops I am running next term, please check the training calendar here link.

As well as the good learning and understanding that takes place at trainings, it’s been great to get feedback about how you, as caregivers, value and learn from each other as you share and network during these days.  Catching up with other caregivers can be encouraging to a caring journey that at times is a struggle.

Fostering Kids NZ’s Annual Conference this year is in Christchurch, on the 28th and 29th September.  As this year will be my first conference I am getting quite excited, as I hear from members that have been on previous years that it is quite an event.  If you want to see what it is all about click on this link.

  • Do you want to find out more about the effect of trauma on the brain, so you can support and understand a child placed in your care?
  • Do you know about the inside/outside age of your child and what this means to their development across the four areas of wellbeing (Te Whare Tapu Wha)
  • How redeveloping trust can assist you as a caregiver?

To find out these and more come along to a training near you. Here is the Link to our training calendar.

Support Groups

Please click here to view the latest flyer from Otautahi Association of what they have been up to.

Keep warm over these winter months and catch up with other caregivers if you can.

I look forward to meeting many more of you in the weeks and months to come.


Ngā  mihi

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