Kia ora everyone
Now that the school holidays are over and we’re all settling back into the school routines, I hope you manage to take a breather!
The recent cyclones that have blasted various parts of the country is a reminder that we need to have our emergency kits updated and in order. If you had to evacuate in a hurry what would that look like and what would you take?
Here is a link to use as a prompt: http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/be-red-cross-ready/get-a-kit
We have had a number of caregivers ask us for information about mental health well-being, depression and suicidal thoughts related to children and young people. This is a sensitive topic but something we as caregivers need to be consider and be prepared for. CASA is a great website, based in New Zealand with many different topics, to find out more click here – http://www.casa.org.nz/resources. Below are just some topics we thought might be of value to you:
Facebook help a friend in need
Supporting Young people with stress, anxiety and/or depression
What does a grieving child or teen need the most?
Problem Solving technique for Youth
Skylight grief resources including “Holidays and Special Days”
Cyberbullying and Harmful Communications – Help for Parents
Tips to help someone with depression
Crisis and Trauma reactions
Coping for recovery
Identifying Suicide Concerns in Children and Young Adolescents
Risk factors and triggers for suicidal behaviour in youth
Providing a Safe Home Environment for the Suicidal Young Person
As a caregiver, if you would like to talk with someone more about dealing with a child in your care that you have concerns about contact our critical support service at National Office on 0800 693 323.
03 929 6578
027 369 3333
I look forward to seeing you at a training soon. I appreciate the valuable sharing of personal experiences along with the helpful information within the training. It’s always a pleasure to meet and get to know you wonderful people.
Term Two workshops are now live, so make sure you register. Check out this link for dates and locations. https://fosteringkids.net/schedule/schedule.php.
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