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Foundations for Attachment

Do you want to have a better understanding of how to respond to challenging behaviours? Make the child in your care’s experience more positive? Strengthen the placement and create a secure base for the tamariki (child) or rangatahi (young person)?

The Foundations for Attachment Programme, trains caregivers to understand the child’s behaviour and their hidden needs from a ‘trauma informed’ perspective. The programme provides a therapeutic environment for children who are in your care.

Caring Families Aotearoa has been delivering this programme throughout New Zealand over the past three years. This is what caregivers have said about the programme:

“It’s a great programme. All caregivers should attend. There would be fewer placement breakdowns and happier relationships between the children and caregivers”

“The Programme has given me insight and helped to assist with caring”

The programme is one day a week for four weeks. After the four week period, we facilitate five peer support group meetings (monthly) as well as telephone support for up to six months. To gain the Foundations for Attachment certificate, participants must attend all sessions including the monthly follow up sessions.

Changing our parental behaviours and “go-to” responses takes time and practice which is why this programme is delivered over a longer period. This gives caregivers opportunities to develop new ways of responding to challenges and learning how to parent differently. The monthly follow up sessions are an integral part of this learning and support group that you form as you work through the programme.

UPCOMING EVENTS

We are seeking expressions of interest from caregivers in Canterbury, Horowhenua/Manawatu and Wellington regions to participate in the Foundations for Attachment Programme.

Places on this programme are limited so be quick to register your interest by clicking the button below.

Levin

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021, 9 am – 3 pm
  • Thursday, 17 June 2021, 9 am – 2.30 pm
  • Thursday, 24 June 2021, 9 am – 2.30 pm
  • Thursday, 1 July 2021, 9 am – 3 pm 

The Foundations for Attachment training programme in Levin has been made possible with the generous support of the Tai Shan Foundation.

Wairarapa

  • Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 9 am – 3 pm
  • Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 9 am – 2.30 pm
  • Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 9 am – 2.30 pm
  • Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 9 am – 3 pm

The Foundations for Attachment training programme in the Wairarapa has been made possible with the generous support of the Tai Shan Foundation.

Porirua

  • Thursday, 2 September 2021, 9 am – 3 pm
  • Thursday, 9 September 2021, 9 am – 2.30 pm
  • Thursday, 16 September 2021, 9 am – 2.30 pm
  • Thursday, 23 September 2021, 9 am – 3 pm

The Foundations for Attachment training programme in Porirua has been made possible with the generous support of the Tai Shan Foundation.

Caregivers must be committed to completing all four days and continuing peer support group meetings.

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