Central North News – September 2018

Central North RC
Gonny Ormsby
07 281 1137 or
027 501 0393

Kia ora koutou/Greetings everyone!

August has been a busy month with the delivery of the Foundations For Attachment Training, as part of the LIFT Programme,every Tuesday in the Arataki Centre, Mount Maunganui. 12 caregivers were funded by Oranga Tamariki, PCSS and a Fostering Kids NZ benefactor to attend these and the follow up support to be given over several months.  The course incorporates the PACE (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, empathy) model and DDP (Dyadic developmental practice) principles of Dan Hughes – which so many of you have heard me talk about.  It’s been a wonderful opportunity for us all to explore, with more time, a different way of being with children affected by developmental trauma.  I really hope this will become available to more caregivers in the future!

Nga mihi/Kind regards


Support Groups

Grans Raising Grandies, Te Puke will be holding regular get togethers on the first Monday of each month at 10.30 am.

Please ring Win Macreadie on 028 402 1794 if you are interested.

Tauranga Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Contact Karen (07) 579 3571 or email jewelzs@nullhotmail.com for more information.

Papa Kainga Foster Care Support – In home monthly visits by ECE trained educators for under school age children.  Contact Kathryn Hawkes papakainga@nullikindergartens.nz or 0800 250 052 ext 3 to learn more about this wonderful service. This service is available for caregivers with children in care in the Tauranga, Rotorua and Taupo regions.

Bay of Plenty (Tauranga) Support Group – On the first Friday of each month 10.00am till 12.00 midday at the Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui.  Caregivers of all types are welcome to come and share a cuppa, receive support and awhi each other in the wonderful work you do.

***On Friday 7 September, the Caregiver Social Worker Team from Oranga Tamariki, Ministry For Children have been invited to come along and share a cuppa with caregivers – so come and meet the team in an informal setting and have a chat with them.

Email Elissa for more info elissa_langton@nullhotmail.com  or mob 021 462 030

Forever Families – This is a support group for Permanent Caregivers or those interested in Permanency.  They meet monthly according to interest. Email Laura usakiwi@nullme.co.nz

Tokoroa Caregivers – For caregivers in the Tokoroa region wishing to get together for support and a cuppa please contact Jill Lagas by email: jill.lagas@nullgmail.com or cell: 0274 816 182

Taupo Caregivers – Email Belinda belindamerz1@nullicloud.com  cell: 027 241 1775 for support, information and get togethers.

Whakatane  Caregivers – Email Wendy desertrose@nullmaxnet.co.nz  or 027 462 7356 for support, information and get togethers.


It was a great pleasure to be able to offer the new training Building Secure Attachments again due to popular demand. It shows how much caregivers and professionals are keen to learn better ways of incorporating a therapeutic approach for children from insecure attachments.

The next workshop is “Maltreatment & Family Violence” in Tauranga Thursday 6 September in The Hillier Centre 31 Gloucester Rd, Mount Maunganui.

“Understanding & Supporting Behaviour” workshop to be held at Oranga Tamariki, Ministry For Children in Pyne St, Whakatane.  Friday 14 September. This is also one of the new trainings incorporating more up to date knowledge about what’s going on underneath the behaviour emotionally for the child and how we can best respond.

Please check our Training Calendar link and be sure to register for the workshops offered or you can contact Christine on 0800 100 849. Look forward to meeting you there!


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