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Care Sector Training

We are excited to finally announce changes to the training and learning opportunities we will be delivering.

From next term, we will no longer be delivering the National Caregiver Training Programme developed by Oranga Tamariki. Instead, Caring Families Aotearoa has developed a suite of training opportunities to meet your needs, and to help you understand what is happening for the tamariki in your care, especially for those who have experienced problems with attachment, trauma, loss and separation.

Training Options

We will offer a wide range of trainings designed to meet your learning needs, including online and face to face opportunities. These start from entry-level to advanced therapeutic programmes, as well as training for professionals.

These workshops are free and open to whānau / foster kin caregivers, grandparents raising grandchildren and permanent / home for life caregivers; – anyone who is raising children not born to them.

We will deliver face-to-face training workshops, in each of our 10 regions throughout Aotearoa / New Zealand. There will be a suite of online workshops available each term for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

Starting this Term:
What’s Behind the Behaviour – Healing Centred Engagement

This term we will deliver What’s Behind the Behaviour – Healing Centred Engagement. This small group workshop explores the importance of emotional connection with children. The idea is to parent in a way that meets the behavioural, developmental, and therapeutic needs of the child. This DDP (Dyadic Developmental Practice) informed workshop has an emphasis on ‘connection with correction’ to provide a secure and safe base for the child.  This is a 3 1/2 hour workshop.

Our Term 3 training calendar is open for registrations, click the button below:

Coming up in Term Four:
Making Changes – Stability in Hard Times

In Term Four we will deliver Making Changes – Stability in Hard Times. This workshop will help caregivers understand how the way they were parented affects how they parent their children in care. We will explore and help caregivers understand the feelings they experience in response to the children and how their emotional responses can help them maintain a therapeutic stance in their caregiving. The session then moves to the importance of self-care to enable caregivers to be resilient. The group will leave this session with an understanding of self-care and the beginning of a plan to make changes.

Thanks to Oranga Tamariki for continuing to fund us to provide caregivers with training.