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Keeping Memories

life stories

Perfect for:

Caregivers who want to help their child understand their past and build a coherent life story.

workshop duration

  • ONLINE: One 2 hour session











Course Description

This online workshop introduces the caregiver’s role in creating Life Story books which answer the child’s ‘what’, ‘when’ and ‘why’ questions about their care experiences.

The session explores the importance for all children to have accurate knowledge of their past and their family. Children in care are often denied the opportunity to know about their past due to separation from birth families and the many changes of placement and social workers they may have experienced.

Life Story books are regarded as a therapeutic tool. Most children in care gain a great deal from talking about their past, present and future, so that they gain a coherent narrative of their life.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the importance of tamariki (children) having an accurate record of their care journey.

2. Understand the significance of writing a story/narrative that reflects and captures the child’s/young person’s experience.

3. Understand linking cultural connections to te tamaiti (the child) and their story, which assists with the importance of whanaungatanga, forming, mana tamaiti, whakapapa, identity and place in the world.








What caregivers have to say…

Everything in this course was very helpful and gave me the pat on the back for my efforts.

It was good to share experiences and knowledge from other caregivers.

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Interested in what you see? We would love to see you at a Keeping Memories workshop soon!

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Please Note

Our training delivery is focused during terms 2 and 3, with reduced workshops during terms 1 and 4, as we know this is the busiest time of year for caregivers.  We also do not facilitate training during the school holidays. Therefore, during certain periods of the year we have limited courses available on our training calendar.

If you are interested in participating in a training that you cannot see available on our training calendar, please get in touch with our Training Coordinator, Dagmar, by emailing her HERE.