North West News – July 2018

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

I’m so excited to announce the…

FOUNDATIONS FOR ATTACHMENT – training coming to New Plymouth

The Foundations for Attachment programme supports caregivers with children who have experienced attachment problems, trauma, loss and/or separation early in their life.  It is remarkable in its abilty to provide practical assistance within group sessions over four days to caregivers of children with difficulties in their attachment relationship.  At the same time, it covers the core components of the challenges facing both children and caregivers.  This is a programme developed by Kim Golding, based upon the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Practice (DDP) model developed by Dan Hughes (2009, 2011).

Foundation for Attachment programme – DDP informed using PACE

  • 6 sessions – 2 full days + 2 half days over 4 weeks (one a week)
  • Maximum of 12 participants per group
  • Co-facilitated – by DDP trained facilitators

General Support – 50 hours ongoing support to integrate the learning into caregiver practice – mix of the following:

  • Telephone support
  • Group/Peer support
  • Individual support
  • Therapist available to the facilitators for supporting children/youth with high or complex needs

The Foundations for Attachment training will be available to New Plymouth caregivers on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, 8th August 2018 – 9am to 3pm
  • Wednesday, 15th August 2018 – 9am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday, 22nd August 2018 – 9am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday, 29th August 2018 – 9am to 3.00pm

If you think you would benefit from this training and ongoing support and you are able to committ to all four days please email an expression of interest to Sally Moffatt, Programme Manager – 

Dates for Diary

Support Group – Janine Vollebregt’s Home

Tuesday 3 July at 10.00am (first Tuesday of every second month)

We are 5 minutes North of Urenui. Our road is just past Mike’s Brewery and Cafe. We are the last house on the left at the sea end of the road. Morning tea, coffee and tea provided.

I have suggested we do a clothing swap too. Kids mainly but we can also do woman’s clothing if there is interest.

Caregivers can bring lunch for themselves & little ones if you don’t need to rush away. The aim is to connect and support each other. I look forward to meeting new caregivers.

My contact details are: 027 419 2898. LL (06) 752 3096.



I am so excited about the revamped workshops offered this term and there’s been as much enthusiasm from caregivers who have attended; The Importance of Play (Palmerston North) and Understanding and Supporting Behaviour (Taumarunui).

A few comments made at the behaviour workshop were; “A great programme!” (I have) “A better understanding of the child’s needs” and (I) “understand the brain in traumatised tamariki and why they behave the way they do”.

Importance of Play was postponed in New Plymouth due to low registrations. It’s so important to register as early as possible or indicate your interest as we must have a threshold of attendees registered before presenting the training.

In Term 3 we will be running the newly written workshops Building Secure Attachments in Whanganui, Child Development in New Plymouth and The Importance of Play in Taumarunui. Registrations have just opened, please follow this link to register: or contact Christine on 0800 100 849 for assistance.


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