Calendar

Aug
12
Sat
Timaru SibShop @ Caroline Bay Pool
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

SibShops provide a chance for kids aged 8-18 who have a brother or a sister with a disability to have a really fun and interactive day that is just for them and establish their own support networks by making friends with siblings that are in similar situations.

Bring togs and towel for swimming at the end of the day!

There is no cost for this event and lunch is provided.

Please note that siblings must not have a disability or health impairment themselves

Please contact us if you would like to know more about this wonderful opportunity.

SibShop, refreshments and lunch is provided at no cost thanks to funding from Care Matters. 

If you have any queries, please contact us at gtrcanterbury@parent2parent.org.nz or freephone 0508 236 236

Aug
20
Sun
Hawkes Bay Renew Workshop @ Taruna College
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Take time out from life and recharge your batteries ready to build a positive future for your family, designed especially for parents and whanau raising a child with a disability.

Renew is a workshop where you can meet other families who are raising a child with a disability. The workshop is facilitated by our specially trained facilitator and covers the following topics:

  • Growing your natural supports
  • Understanding the grief process
  • Techniques to manage stress
  • Ways to build your family resilience

The Renew workshop is a time for self reflection, that will leave you energised, with new family connections and new ideas.

Register here

The workshop is provided at no cost thanks to funding from Hawkes Bay Foundation and Eastern & Central Community Trust.

 

Sep
16
Sat
Champion Your Needs Course @ Byron's Resort
Sep 16 @ 9:30 am – Sep 17 @ 4:30 pm

Don’t fight for your wants, champion your needs

Be a strong advocate for you and your child and grab the opportunity to join our 650+ amazing team of volunteers.

A two-day course for parents and full time caregivers who have children with a disability or health impairment who would like to learn more about being a disability champion.

Learn how to plan for, raise issues at and negotiate during meetings. The course covers active listening and questioning skills, negotiating, planning, and challenging assumptions.

You will be offered the chance to become a support parent, where you can be a listening ear and share your experience and knowledge to families new to the world of disability.

This course and refreshments are provided at no cost. Ask us about accommodation and car pooling.

If you have any queries about this course, please contact Sheryl on 03 470 1086 or email otago@parent2parent.org.nz

Click here to register

Nov
4
Sat
Gisborne Champion Your Needs Course @ Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm

Don’t fight for your wants, champion your needs

Be a strong advocate for you and your child and grab the opportunity to join our 650+ amazing team of volunteers.

A two-day course for parents and full time caregivers who have children with a disability or health impairment who would like to learn more about being a disability champion.

Learn how to plan for, raise issues at and negotiate during meetings. The course covers active listening and questioning skills, negotiating, planning, and challenging assumptions.

You will be offered the chance to become a support parent, where you can be a listening ear and share your experience and knowledge to families new to the world of disability.

This course and refreshments are provided at no cost. Ask us about accommodation and car pooling.

If you have any queries about this course, please contact Ruth on 0508 236 236 or email rutht@parent2parent.org.nz

Click here to register