Kia ora e te whānau,

How are you keeping?

It has been a shock to look out the window and see the days getting shorter with the change of seasons. Now is the time to cram in the final summer swim for the year and soak up as much sunshine before things cool down. The last month has brought about some challenging events (beyond accepting the end of summer), the price of petrol has sky-rocketed causing pressure on finances, global conflicts are starting to feel closer to home, isolation and RATs are becoming familiar parts of life. It can feel exhausting having to navigate it all on top of being Mum, Dad, Aunty, Uncle, Nan, Koro… I hope you are doing okay today (my strategy now is ‘one day at a time’).

photo of Stephanie the National Manager Training and Support

Christie McGiven
Auckland Regional Coordinator
0800 693 323 or 027 538 9691

I wanted to share some resources that might be helpful as you navigate through this time:

Last month we celebrated Foster Care Awareness Week (7-13 March) – we were so pleased to be able to bring you Sarah Naish’s talk about her experience as a therapeutic parent. I hope you came away from the presentation encouraged and with a few more learnings around supporting the children in your care.  If you’re keen to learn more about Sarah, search her name in YouTube to view some of her videos.

If you are wondering what is coming up next for Caring Families Aotearoa, feel free to check out our website for details on upcoming training (we have a couple of FASD training sessions coming up) and our next virtual support group sessions.

To join your Caring Families Aotearoa Auckland Support closed facebook group, click here.

Please do reach out via email, phone or text if you are in need of support, have questions or just need a chat.

All the best for the month ahead,

Tiaki i a koutou anō, look after yourselves!


Have you joined our closed Facebook Group?

As a member of Caring Families Aotearoa you have exclusive access to our CLOSED Facebook groups. These are only open to caregivers that are members of Caring Families Aotearoa. This allows our members a platform to seek support, information and resources.

Click the link below to join!
Auckland Support Closed Facebook Group