Life with FASD - Understand and Connect with Aroha
- A course for parents, grandparents, whānau and caregivers based in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Please note: this course runs kanohi ki te kanohi / face to face on Friday evening and Saturday 17/18 July until 3pm at Papakura Marae.
You're invited to join a free, Auckland-based pilot caregiver education and support course for whānau impacted by (or suspected to be impacted by) Fetal Acohol Spectrum Disorder.
What's it about?
This is an evidence-based training course with the objective of growing knowledge, developing greater resilience, learning strategies and meeting others who are also living with FASD in their families. The course was designed and authored by Professor Anita Gibbs, University of Otago. It has already run successfully for over 18 months in Australia with very positive feedback.
Anna Gundesen is the FASD-CAN Navigator and her co-facilitator is Leanne Brownie (Ngāpuhi nui tonu, Ngāti Pukenga ki Pakikaikutu). They both have a sound knowledge-base of FASD and developmental trauma and are experienced trainers who bring their lived experience of FASD to these courses.
When is it happening?
Friday and Saturday 17 / 18 June 2022
Kanohi ki te kanohi / face to face training on Friday evening and Saturday until 3pm at Papakura Marae.
We're very grateful to Tony Kake (CE at the Marae) for supporting this initiative, hosting us and providing the kai! The experience will be greatly enhanced by the beautiful surroundings and manaaki offered by Tony and his staff.
Some of the feedback from the Australian course included the following responses to the question: "What was the most valuable part of the training for you?"
- “Being in a group of people who understand, and the facilitator having lived experience.”
- “Realising that we as a family unit are not the only ones going through this and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.”
- “Gaining knowledge and peer stories.”
Places are strictly limited for this free pilot course!
Contact Tracey via email ([email protected]) or call her on 021 091 04421 for more information and to register.
Title image of the beautiful Papakura Marae by Abigail Dougherty, Stuff.