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Programmes for parents and caregivers from the Methodist Mission

Wednesday, August 02, 2017   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: Training, Courses, Parents, parenting, families

Christchurch Methodist Mission logo.The Christchurch Methodist Mission (CMM) offer a range services to support parents and caregivers.

Contact Sue van Deurs for more information on these adult programmes at the Christchurch Methodist Mission (03 375 1466 or intake[at]

ParentWorks Programme for parents

The ParentWorks programme is for parents who have children in the care of Oranga Tamariki or who acknowledge there are care and protection concerns with their children.

Stage One covers topics including the impact parents’ life styles have on children, understanding how children’s brains develop, how to recognise and prioritise the needs of children and much more.

Stage Two covers topics including coping with anger and other feelings, being aware of children’s needs and development, managing misbehaviour and much more.

Upcoming dates for the ParentWorks Programme:

  • Stage 1 - 2 sessions per week (Tuesdays and Thursday 10am to 12.30pm)
    Runs from Thursday 10th August to Thursday 7th September 2017
  • Stage 2 - 1 session per week (Tuesdays 9.30am to 12.30pm)
    Running from Tuesday 19th September to Tuesday 14th November 2017

All sessions are held at the Christchurch Methodist City Mission (276 Hereford Street).

Fostering Changes Programme for Foster Carers

This unique programme is designed for family/whānau and non-family carers with children in short or long term care aged 12 years or under.

The 12-session programme delivers practical skills to foster carers to manage difficult and challenging behaviours and form positive relationships with the children they look after. Evaluation of the programme has demonstrated significant improvements for carer-child interactions and benefits in carers’ confidence and self-efficacy overall.

This evidence based programme was developed by British Association of Adoption and Fostering and has successfully run in the UK for over 15 years.

Dates: Fridays from 18th August to 24th November 2017.
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Location:  The Chapel Street Community Centre (corner of Harewood Road and Chapel Street, Papanui)

No sessions will be run during school holidays and on Show Day.

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