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National Conference

The 2022 Caring Families Aotearoa National Conference – Keeping PACE, was held in Lower Hutt on the 21st & 22nd of September. It is New Zealand’s only two day conference for caregivers and those working within the sector.

We had a full programme of international and national speakers excited to share the latest learnings and tools to help our caregivers, and those working in the sector, create their very own therapeutic home to heal children in care.

Conference Feedback

We know from speaking with those that attended, and from our Conference evaluation forms, that it was not only a valuable two days of learning, it was also a wonderful opportunity to finally all get together and share stories about our journeys and connect with new faces. See the comments below for some feedback from attendees.

If you would like to attend a Caring Families Aotearoa Conference in the future, we hold these biennially, with our next Conference provisionally scheduled for 2024. If you receive emails from us you will receive updates closer to the time – or email us on – events@caringfamilies.org.nz to make sure you are added to our subscriber list.


Far exceeded expectations – thank you!

Very rewarding Conference. Much learning acquired in the cultural and connection presentations. Thank you.

Excellent MC! Great vibe, and so much practical help. I’ve had a great time.

Enjoyable workshops, people, great to be back altogether. Always look forward to your Conference’s.