Upper South News – April 2017

Kia Ora and welcome to the April Snippets.

I would especially like to welcome new members that have joined us over the last few months. I have met some of you already and am very encouraged that a number of you have started your journey by attending workshops or events that the Association has offered this term.

By the time this is published we will have seen the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, launched. We look forward to the positive changes that it will bring to the children in our care.

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Denise

Email Denise
03 929 6578
027 369 3333

Association news

The Nelson-Tasman Association together with Child Youth and Family provided a lovely afternoon for our caregiving families at Natureland to celebrate Foster Care Awareness Week.

The weather was superb and the children had a great time and went home well pleased with their goody bags.

Training

Please have a look at what is available for workshops in our region, we endeavour to offer a good variety in the ways we deliver these. Term 2 will see an option for evening workshops and online workshops for the outer region. Please register online, new caregivers in particular value the experience and support that are available to them at these workshops, so if you need to refresh your learning, you are also offering valuable peer support to those just beginning the journey. Make sure you keep an eye out for the schedule when it goes live here.

Dates for you to note

Nelson-Tasman Association

Cuppa and Dessert Evening @ 7pm, Wednesday 19th April

St Barnabos Church, Main Road Stoke

RSVP to Denise 0273693333 or Rachel 0274472265

Marlborough Foster Parents Association

Monthly Coffee Group

Contact Aimee North, 0273649381 for details.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Contact Cat Ward 0226334948.

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