0800 693 323


Kia ora everyone,

I had the pleasure of being part of the Excellence in Foster Care Awards a couple of weeks ago. Congratulations to Shirley Afoa from Auckland. What a wonderful role model to her community and all the tamariki / children that have been in her care. It was fantastic to see her support people surrounding her for this grand occasion.

photo of Stephanie the National Manager Training and Support

Stephanie James-Sadler
National Support Manager
04 282 0490 or 027 501 0398

Wilding Books

If you don’t know about Wildling books, jump online and have a look. They have some lovely books that our tamariki (children) who have had many challenges, can find comfort in, along with some good little strategies.

Here’s their Facebook page:



What’s Behind the Behaviour – Healing Centred Engagement is open for registrations! This newly developed training explores the importance of emotional connection with children. The idea is to parent in a way that meets the behavioural, developmental, and therapeutic needs of the child. This DDP informed workshop has an emphasis on ‘connection with correction’ to provide a secure and safe base for the child.

Please check out our training calendar below to see details of upcoming courses.

If you have any questions, require assistance registering or wish to register by phone please contact:

Dagmar Cronauer, Training Administrator
Free 0800 693 323 l Ph 04 282 0767


Support Groups

FASD Support Group Auckland

For caregivers by caregivers. Meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in Blockhouse Bay.
Contact: Ross Porter
Mobile: 021 644 150
Email: rossaporter@gmail.com

South Auckland / Botany Support Group

Contact: Sharon Deetlefs
Mobile: 021 230 5821

West Auckland Foster Care Support Association 
Contact Yasser on waucklandfostercareassociation@gmail.com
or Pamela on 021 803 956

Kaipara Carers Support Group

E: kim.motv8ncoach@gmail.com

M: 027 9785970

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

Noho ora mai e whānau manaaki mā / Stay well, Caring Families,