April 2014 AUCKLAND Kia Ora All

April 2014 AUCKLAND
Kia Ora All
This has been another busy month with plenty of events and meetings happening within
Auckland. There are 5 Associations up and running . Liz Tere Tai (Fostering Kids Board
Member) has meet with two Associations to trial the discussion groups, we have had great
feedback so far. We are hoping she can establish some dates over the next few weeks to
run further discussion groups.
The ICARE2 programme went ahead last month. The insight from the children was amazing
and they generally where encouraged to be able to help their parents in the fostering experience. One parent’s feedback was that it was important to see the grief and loss their children go through as well. Another one will be run in term 3.
Here are some links that may help:http://
The ‘Unpacking Foster Care’
evening went well with 8
potential caregivers attending. Thanks to Ursula, Emma and the team for all your hard work in
organising this evening. Also to Gary Wyatt who spoke on behalf of male caregivers.
Your insight was invaluable
Health & Wellbeing
Tues, 15 April
Methodist Church of the
West, Waitakere
Spaces are still available on the
above workshops.
Term 2’s calendar is also now
open for registration. As the
workshops fill up fast, book now
to ensure you do not miss out
on a place.
Remember the school holidays are coming around quickly..
Legal Issues
Tues, 8 April
YMCA, North Shore
Full details of the workshops
and the registration form are
available through the following
Or contact Christine at
[email protected]
or 0800 100 849
We have the opportunity to take 100
children in care through Kelly
Tarltens. This is a generous offer
which we want to take advantage of.
This will occur on the 5th May from 4pm-6pm
L’Oreal Face Your Future
29th and 30th April
National Conference 2014
25th and 26th September
25th September 2014
Please contact your key contact person to register your child/children.
Dallas Pickering
Foster Care Association Auckland
Foster Care North Shore Assoc
South Auckland Association
West Auckland Foster Care Assoc
Franklin Carers Assoc—Pukekohe
Judith Hall
Ursula Elisara
Cushla Makoare
Coleen Wyatt
Joy Ewing
Auckland Regional Coordinator
09 281 5609
027 501 0395
Fostering Kids National Office 0800 693 323 [email protected]
Fostercare Auckland Support
[email protected]
Lvl 3, 29 Waterloo Rd, PO Box 30188, Lower Hutt www.fosteringkids.org.nz
027 4866883
021 918 631
09 424 2237
021 2943580
09 238 0452
Quote: The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable—Lane Olinghouse
We know the year is going by at an alarming pace when we are already winding our clocks back this weekend!
We have had a really busy March with Regional Conferences being held in Dunedin, Christchurch and Masterton.
Please read below for more information about our National Conference, 2015 Diaries and more.
L’Oreal Face Your Future 2014
We still need 5 young people, based in Auckland, for this amazing event! Please forward registration forms to national
office ASAP. We will take registrations from Auckland until we have filled these places (registration form attached)
2015 Diary
We need your children’s pictures!
Calling all children that can pick up a pen. On the rainy days these school holiday’s there is something
very constructive your children can be doing… helping the Fostering Kids diary to be beautiful! Their
pictures can be in colour but they will be printed in black and white. Ideally they will be on A4 paper. All children who
submit a drawing will get a small gift. Please send your drawings to Fostering Kids, PO Box 30188, Lower Hutt 5040
National Conference 2014 — Change Makers, The New Face of Care
The theme for National Conference is: Change Makers — The New Face of Care
The Conference is being held in Christchurch at the Rydges Latimer on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th September
This is a good time to book flights to keep costs down. The costs for conference registration will be in the next Snippets. If you have any questions please contact Andeana Pilalis 0800 693 323 [email protected]
Critical Support — Did you know ?
Hardly any caregivers that are coming through the Critical Support service have a current care plan for the child in
their care.
It is important for a child in care to have a care plan so everyone involved is clear as to how the child’s future is being
For transitional caregivers the goal in the child’s plan should state:
Return Home, Placed with Whanau, Placed with CYFS caregiver, (Permanent/Home for Life) until they reach independence. These goals are time framed depending on the age of the child.
They should also state how, who, where and when contact with whanau and siblings will take place.
It is not the caregiver’s responsibility to arrange contact or supervise it.
Find out More information on the CYF Practice centre: http://practicecentre.cyf.govt.nz/policy/caring-for-children-and-young-people/
Did You Know? If you are an approved and current caregiver, assistance may be available for travel
and childcare costs to attend NCTP training courses. To find out more please contact Christine
(Training Support) 0800 100 849
Fostering Kids National Office 0800 693 323 [email protected]
Lvl 3, 29 Waterloo Rd, PO Box 30188, Lower Hutt www.fosteringkids.org.nz