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AKO NGATAHI Learning Together

Have you ever asked yourself why your child or young person has such extreme behaviour?  Join us in our new online discussion series, starting in October. From the comfort of your own home, you can be part of this online series: learning together.


There are many challenges when caring for traumatised tamariki and rangatahi. Sometimes the extreme level of their behaviour, the wildness of their rage, the force of the fury we see on the outside is only a dim echo of the fear, sadness, pain, loneliness, loss, and shame they feel on the inside. Children develop defenses to protect themselves from pain and hurt and this will be explored as a ‘shield against shame’ where children develop behaviours to keep themselves safe.

Therapist Rob Surtees and LIFT Programme Manager Sally Moffatt will be interviewed about the ‘shield against shame’ followed by Q & A (question and answer) session. These sessions will be informative, and you’ll walk away with new understandings that will help you in your caregiving role.

We will be hosting two one-hour sessions in ‘Teams’:

  • Thursday 22 October – 1.30 – 2.30 pm
  • Wednesday 28 October – 7.30 – 8.30 pm

Please RSVP using the form below and we will email you the link to join the ‘Teams’ session along with some instructions. If you are not sure how to use ‘Teams’ and would like some help please call Di on 0800 693 323.

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