Well, I hope the wild weather of last month is well behind us and we can look ahead to Spring. September is shaping up to be an exciting month, not only will we be enjoying crisp, sun-filled days, seeing more daffodils and new lambs around the place (have you been to Ambury Farm recently?) it is also the month for so many great events; our Keeping PACE National Conference and Face Your Future camp for youth coming up later in the month, (you can find out more about these below), as well as FASD Awareness Month for Aotearoa, and Te Wiki o te Reo, Māori Language Week from the 12th of September. 

I hope to be able to keep you in the loop with what is happening for these via our Auckland Facebook group. If you are joining us for our Keeping PACE Conference do make sure to come and say hi – it will be lovely to see you!

photo of Stephanie the National Manager Training and Support

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


There is still time to register for our face to face training for this school term:

For those of you in and around the Silverdale area, we would love to have you join us for Making Changes-Stability in Hard Times on Tuesday 6 September. If you’re interested in considering what you bring to your role as a caregiver and exploring ways you can use this understanding to create a calm, settled, home environment, centred around the relationship with your tamariki and rangatahi, this training will be a helpful one. You can register for this training here.

Also in September we are also running three online training sessions, so you can learn from the comfort of your home;

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Online Training (FASD)

Ako Ngātahi Learning Together ‘Parenting in a Healing Way’

Difficult Behaviours – Managing Confrontation & Intimidating Interactions 

To find out more about these sessions and register please click here


Keeping PACE – National Conference

Our National Conference is only 3 weeks away! You really dont want to miss out hearing from our international motivational speakers, attend workshops and connect with other caregivers from around the country. Click below for more information or to register,

Face your Future 2022

You still have time to register your care experienced rangatahi, aged between 16 – 18, for this fantastic two day inspirational experience. This year held at Camp Motu Moana, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland. Click below for more information or to register.


Coffee Catch Ups

We had a great coffee catch up at Balmoral McDonalds last month and will be aiming to meet again on Thursday 15th September between 10am -12pm, Balmoral McDonalds Party Room, 192 Balmoral Road, Auckland. If you live local and are interested in connecting with other caregivers but are unsure where to start, feel free to join us.

For those of you living on the North Shore, we hope to have a first coffee catch up next month in October, more details to follow.

Closed Facebook Group

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

As always, if you are in need of support, have a question or just would like to know more about how Caring Families Aotearoa can assist you, feel free to give me a text or call on 027 538 9691.

Tiaki i a koutou anō, look after yourselves!