Regional Hui

Regional Hui are a great connecting and learning opportunity for caregivers and professionals, alike. Fostering Kids NZ will bring leaders in the sector to your region, who will share their knowledge of the latest learnings. Hui are a great place for networking with like-minded people.

UPPER NORTH

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Whangarei - 27 March 2019


Making Connections

HELPING KIDS HEAL


An exciting day for Caregivers of Te Tai Tokerau to come together and meet other caregivers and professionals in the sector. Assoc Professor Nicola Atwool from the University of Otago will be joining us for an inspiring and exciting talk. Delveen Andrews from the Care Service Team will introduce us to her team and the work that they do.


Plus, Anneke Muijlwijk, will tell us why it is so  important to take care of ourselves.


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LOWER SOUTH

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Dunedin - 03 April 2019


How Trauma Affects Learning


This one day Hui in Dunedin is for caregivers, care sector professionals and anyone who touches the lives of children who are in care. We will make sense of how having experienced trauma affects a child's learning.


We have a great line up of speakers - a trauma informed psychologist, a member of the reThink team in Dunedin and a trauma informed school principle. Our speakers and Fostering Kids NZ's National Manager Training & Support will form a panel to create some healthy discussion and debate.


Plus it’s a great way to meet other caregivers and learn more about the services available in your community.


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UPPER SOUTH

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26 September 2018


Healing the Child

Through connections and teamwork, within homes and communities, so tamariki can flourish.


Come and listen to Associate Professor Nicola Atwool, explore ways to engage your child's school to better understand the needs of the child you care for, and an update on FASD in our region.

The Upper South one day Hui/workshop is a great opportunity for caregivers and professionals of the foster care sector to hear the latest learnings on therapeutic parenting approach, trauma informed understandings and meet other caregivers.


Registrations Now Closed

LOWER NORTH

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24 October 2018


Shared Understandings

We can work together to meet the children's needs


An exciting day for caregivers and professionals in the Lower North Island to come together and learn: what's coming up on the horizon of care in NZ, new ways for us as the adult in the care relationship, and, how to create shared understandings of children affected by trauma.

Join us to hear from Janet Smart, National Manager of Care (OT), Rose Hawkins' (Regional Disability Advisor), and Anna Baker (Occupational Therapist).

The Board of Fostering Kids NZ will join us for lunch, stay and be a part of our AGM or join FASD – CAN, ‘Creating Networks’.

A special thank you to Hutt City Council and Good in the Hood for making this event possible.


Registrations Now Closed

GISBORNE

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30 October 2018

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Teamwork towards healing trauma affected children using a therapeutic lens.

One day Regional Hui for caregivers and professionals to come and learn together about therapeutic parenting and developmental trauma, in Gisborne.

Assoc. Prof Nicola Atwool (Otago University) will help us to make the most of everyday moments to promote healing and recovery. We will also learn the importance of play from Michael Payne and the Pikler Principles at work in an Early Childhood Centre. David Spraggs, a Nature Play Enthusiast, will talk about how being in nature is a great way of calming the brainstem. Also hear from STAND who focus on the wellbeing of children as a consequence of their environment.

Plus it’s a great way to meet other caregivers and learn more about the services available in your community.

Registrations Now Closed

HASTINGS

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1 November 2018

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Teamwork towards healing trauma affected children using a therapeutic lens.

One day Regional Hui for caregivers and professionals to come and learn together about therapeutic parenting and developmental trauma, in Hastings.

Assoc. Prof Nicola Atwool (Otago University) will help us to make the most of everyday moments to promote healing and recovery. Learn about how being in nature is a great way of calming the brainstem from David Spraggs, a Nature Play Enthusiast and hear from Karen Bothmer-Klein from Family Works, “Poi poi Mokopuna”.

Plus it’s a great way to meet other caregivers and learn more about the services available in your community.

Registrations Now Closed