National Conference

Thank you to all the caregivers and people who work in the sector that joined us at Conference in Christchurch.  It is wonderful to meet you all.


A special thank you to our speakers who freely give their time to share their expertise with us.  Many of them cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

Some of our presenters were happy for us to share their presentations. Please note that these presentations remain the copyright of the presenter.  If you would like to reproduce any parts of the presentation please contact the presenter and ask for their approval.

Workshop Presentations:

Re-awaken the Capacity to Connect in Hurt Children – Dr Courtney Rennicke

Who am I? Understanding and Promoting Resilience in Foster and Kinship Care – Dr Jill Worrall

Supporting Children with Dyslexia – Thelma Costain

Our Vision for Care, Fostering Kids New Zealand – Linda Surtees

Keynote Presentation:

Surprise! Using the Brain as our Guide to Heal “Blocked Trust” – Dr Courtney Rennicke

Protecting Children from Online Child Abuse – Detective Sergeant John Michael 

Video – Megan’s Story


If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Kinsella  or 0800 693 323