North West News – July 2017

North West RC
Teena Bennett
06 281 1642 or
027 285 6015

Kia ora Katoa

My planning for term three is well under way and there are some interesting things on offer for North West regional caregivers. Recently a few of the workshops were adapted to an ‘on-line’ format, which allows caregivers (once they have registered) to be sent a link well before the training date. This allows the readings and written exercises to be completed on line. The training is then delivered in a 2 ½ hour timeslot where the on-line learning is assessed and some group activities are worked through to support the on-line learning. My hope is this may make training more accessible for caregivers, especially those who work during the day.

I’m starting with the online and an evening session on the 2nd August 2017, the training is Attachment & Resilience, which some caregivers requested in New Plymouth.

I will then be running Child Development in the same evening format in Stratford on the 6th September 2017.

I would love to offer this in the Wanganui area as well. Do let me know if you are interested.

For more information on these trainings, please check the link for Term Three or please feel free to contact myself if you have any questions.

I found the following comment on the benefits of peer support ….

“The old saying ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ may have been based on scientific fact, according to a new study. Researchers from California have proved that the best way to beat stress is to share your feelings – and sharing with someone in the same situation yields the best results.

This is because sharing a situation with a person in a similar emotional state ‘buffers individuals from experiencing heightened levels of stress’ claimed the study.”

Read more: click here

Here is a flyer which sets out the Behaviour Support Services that you may find helpful (click here)Behaviour Support Services improve the quality of life for people who have challenging behaviour. It is a service that is provided nationally by a specialist workforce. Challenging behaviour is a cluster of behaviours that make people at risk of social exclusion or harming themselves and others.

  • 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.

Associations/Network/Support Groups

GUMMIES NEXT MEETING (Grandparents Support Group)

Wednesday 26th July 2017, Westside Grille, Westown, New Plymouth – 1.00pm

All welcome – ‘a chance to share the load and spend time with some amazing people.’

Inquiries to Teena

Nga Mihi

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