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Learning Together Online

Have you ever asked yourself why your child or young person has such extreme behaviour?  Join us in our new online discussion series. From the comfort of your own home, you can be part of this online series: learning together.

In February we will be discussing the ‘A, C & E’ IN PACE = ACCEPTANCE, CURIOSITY & EMPATHY.  Register today.   

Who is Caring Families Aotearoa?

Caring Families Aotearoa (formerly Fostering Kids New Zealand) was formed more than 40 years ago to help caregiving families. We are here to support families who open their homes and hearts to tamariki (children) and rangatahi (young people) in need of care and protection.

Our Support for you as a Caregiver

Strong support is vital to ensure stable and secure homes for children in care.
It is so important you never feel alone during  your caregiving journey.
Caring Families Aotearoa offers a variety of support, advocacy and information
to meet your individual needs.

Caring Families Aotearoa provides training and learning opportunities to help you in your caregiving role.

News

Lower North News – December 2020
Lower North News – December 2020

Kia ora everyone, Christmas is nearly upon us – where has the year gone?! And what a strange year it has been for us all – bring on a healthy, peaceful, and productive 2021. I have been reading some interesting articles about Covid-19 stress and increased mental...

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Central North News – December 2020
Central North News – December 2020

Kia ora koutou, After some deep thought and discussion with my family, I have decided to step down from the position of Regional Coordinator.  I believe at this time I am needing to refocus on my family commitments in 2021.  There are seasons in our lives where we...

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Auckland News – December 2020
Auckland News – December 2020

Kia ora, Talofa, Kia orana, Bula vinaka, Talofa ni, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Ni hao and Hello.As the year comes to an end over this next month, I would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to you, the amazing, selfless caregivers out there who have...

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Upper North News – December 2020
Upper North News – December 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, The new NCTP modules have provided a safe space for participants to connect through the whānaungatanga process and learn about some new ways of working, seeing and thinking about our caregiving role. Kia...

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North West News – December 2020
North West News – December 2020

Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou Katou, This year more than any other (of my ten years working in the area of foster care), I have been keenly aware of the challenges for caregivers. Caregivers continuously demonstrate their strength as they care and advocate for...

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Barbara’s Journey

Barbara's JourneyMany years ago, in a town far, far away (Invercargill), Barbara began her journey with The New Zealand Family and Foster Care Federation, now known as Caring Families Aotearoa. Barbara was first elected as the Lower South Caregiver's Representative on...

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