There is no more influential role than that of a parent – both good and bad. In the modern world supporting and equipping parents with a ‘toolbox’ of positive approaches will ensure children that grow to make a positive impact on the world.
How it Works
ADRA NZ partners with the Parenting Place to provide the local church with an effective programme that will help build the capacity of parents. The Parenting Place provides a variety of programmes that can be run in partnership with the local church:
The Toolbox Parenting Programme is available throughout New Zealand and is delivered by The Parenting Place for parents of three age groups: Early Years (0-6), Middle Years (6-12) and Tweens and Teens (12-18). Each programme equips parents with practical skills based on essential parenting principles and is delivered in six sessions.
This process involves taking part in the age-specific Toolbox group training. The role of a facilitator is to keep each session flowing smoothly and help participants to engage with the programme material. Facilitators are trained and supported by Parenting Place Coordinators, who are based in many locations across New Zealand.
Space for you and your baby is the Parenting Place’s postnatal programme, supporting new parents and their babies over their first critical year together. Parents and babies meet weekly over 25 -30 weeks to explore parenting and their baby’s development as they discover what works for them in a safe, facilitated environment. As well as discussion topics such as sleep, attachment and brain development, they enjoy music, books and play experiences while getting to know other new families and building strong relationships in their local communities.
Pasifika Families is a series of parenting seminars especially for Pacific people. Presented by Nick and Vasa Tuitasi, they tackle some of the big issues facing PI people adjusting to family life in New Zealand – how to handle discipline, creating time with our kids when work takes up so much time, relating to schools and many, many more topics.
How to Apply
Before applying, it is essential to read through the CTP Handbook which will provide further information about your involvement and a cost breakdown. Once this has been done, complete and fill in the application form. If you would like any further advise or support, please contact the friendly team at ADRA today.