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Youth Link ~ Opportunity Knocks!

Youth Link is an online and printed space for youth, families and people who work with youth
 to share events, training and other opportunities.

Share a training, event or opportunity on Youth Link: click here or call Peter Heard on 0800 111 323.

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Situations Vacant

Kewl M8's Mentoring roles

We are still seeking mentors in North and South Taranaki to work with ‘at risk’ mentees aged 12-17 years of age. These young people have generally been referred by CYF Youth Justice social workers. Please contact Joe Bowcott, Practice Leader on 06 758 5037 if you are interested in learning more about this paid role, which usually entails 1-4 hours per week of your time.


Calendar of training, events and other opportunities


2014 Youth Link

Tuesday 1 July, 2014. Negotiating the minefield - New Plymouth

Negotiating the Minefield is a 6 week course which supports parents towards building and maintaining respectful relationships with their teenagers. Content includes:
>Emotional Bank Account >Love Languages >Confidence >Stress >Self Esteem and Self Concept >Trust and Respect >Inter-dependence for teenagers and parents >Risk taking behaviour >Teenage and parent contracts >Problem Solving >Dealing with Anger

Please register to secure your place. Cost: $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions)
Registration: Phone Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Negotiating the Minefield, New Plymouth
Venue: 51 Buller Street, New Plymouth
Day: Tuesday
Dates: 27 May, 3,10,17, 24 June & 1 July
Time: 6.30-8.30 pm

Tuesday 1 July, 2014. Connecting with your Child

Stratford. 9:15-11:45am - Collaborative House, 45 Regent Street, Stratford.

This 6 week course supports the parents of pre-schoolers and school age children and it has been developed to:
• Assist parents in new ways to understand and accept their children
• Help parents be aware of child development
• Provide parents with a set of helpful parenting behaviours
• Parents supported to consider their own personal development and how it influences their parenting.
• Help parents to understand how children learn
• Teach specific tools to manage behaviour problems in children
• Help parents to encourage positive behaviour
Please register to secure your place - $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions) - call Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Friday 27 June, 2014. Negotiating the minefield - Inglewood

Negotiating the Minefield is a 6 week course which supports parents towards building and maintaining respectful relationships with their teenagers. Content includes:
>Emotional Bank Account >Love Languages >Confidence >Stress >Self Esteem and Self Concept >Trust and Respect >Inter-dependence for teenagers and parents >Risk taking behaviour >Teenage and parent contracts >Problem Solving >Dealing with Anger

Please register to secure your place. Cost: $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions)
Registration: Phone Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Venue: Anglican Church, 108 Rata Street, Inglewood
Day: Friday
Dates: 23, 30 May, 6,13.20 & 27 June
Time: 9.30-11.30am

Wednesday 25 June, 2014. Connecting with your Child, Waitara.

This 6 week course supports the parents of pre-schoolers and school age children and it has been developed to:
• Assist parents in new ways to understand and accept their children
• Help parents be aware of child development
• Provide parents with a set of helpful parenting behaviours
• Parents supported to consider their own personal development and how it influences their parenting.
• Help parents to understand how children learn
• Teach specific tools to manage behaviour problems in children
• Help parents to encourage positive behaviour
Please register to secure your place - $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions) - call Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Venue: Knox Church, Grey Street, Waitara
Dates: Wednesdays: 21, 28 May, 4,11,18 & 25 June

Wednesday 25 June 2014. A celebration of volunteering from 12-2pm - in Normanby

The Community Development Team at the South Taranaki District Council invites volunteers and community group members to join them for an informal light lunch to: Celebrate your commitment to your community; share your experiences with others and network; tell us how we can help you going forward; and hear about current new & exciting developments for the Community Sector.
Please RSVP to Marcia on: Email: marcia.haigh@stdc.govt.nz Text/Phone: 027 974 0430 Phone: 0800 111 323

Please join us on one of the dates below
Patea: Friday 23 May, Patea Old Folks Hall
Eltham: Wednesday 28 May, Eltham Fire Station, London St,
Waverley: Friday 30 May, Waverley Community Centre
Hawera: Wednesday 11 June, Theatre Lounge, Community Centre
Manaia: Monday 23 June, Manaia Town Hall
Manaia date has been re-scheduled from May
Normanby: Wednesday 25 June, Normanby Community Centre

Tuesday 24 June, 2014. Negotiating the minefield - New Plymouth

Negotiating the Minefield is a 6 week course which supports parents towards building and maintaining respectful relationships with their teenagers. Content includes:
>Emotional Bank Account >Love Languages >Confidence >Stress >Self Esteem and Self Concept >Trust and Respect >Inter-dependence for teenagers and parents >Risk taking behaviour >Teenage and parent contracts >Problem Solving >Dealing with Anger

Please register to secure your place. Cost: $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions)
Registration: Phone Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Negotiating the Minefield, New Plymouth
Venue: 51 Buller Street, New Plymouth
Day: Tuesday
Dates: 27 May, 3,10,17, 24 June & 1 July
Time: 6.30-8.30 pm

Tuesday 24 June, 2014. Connecting with your Child

Stratford. 9:15-11:45am - Collaborative House, 45 Regent Street, Stratford.

New Plymouth . 6:30pm-8:30pm, 51 Buller Street, New Plymouth.

This 6 week course supports the parents of pre-schoolers and school age children and it has been developed to:
• Assist parents in new ways to understand and accept their children
• Help parents be aware of child development
• Provide parents with a set of helpful parenting behaviours
• Parents supported to consider their own personal development and how it influences their parenting.
• Help parents to understand how children learn
• Teach specific tools to manage behaviour problems in children
• Help parents to encourage positive behaviour
Please register to secure your place - $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions) - call Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037
 

Monday 23 June 2014. A celebration of volunteering from 12-2pm - in Hawera

The Community Development Team at the South Taranaki District Council invites volunteers and community group members to join them for an informal light lunch to: Celebrate your commitment to your community; share your experiences with others and network; tell us how we can help you going forward; and hear about current new & exciting developments for the Community Sector.
Please RSVP to Marcia on: Email: marcia.haigh@stdc.govt.nz Text/Phone: 027 974 0430 Phone: 0800 111 323

Please join us on one of the dates below
Patea: Friday 23 May, Patea Old Folks Hall
Eltham: Wednesday 28 May, Eltham Fire Station, London St,
Waverley: Friday 30 May, Waverley Community Centre
Hawera: Wednesday 11 June, Theatre Lounge, Community Centre
Manaia: Monday 23 June, Manaia Town Hall
Manaia date has been re-scheduled from May
Normanby: Wednesday 25 June, Normanby Community Centre

Friday 20 June, 2014. Negotiating the minefield - Inglewood

Negotiating the Minefield is a 6 week course which supports parents towards building and maintaining respectful relationships with their teenagers. Content includes:
>Emotional Bank Account >Love Languages >Confidence >Stress >Self Esteem and Self Concept >Trust and Respect >Inter-dependence for teenagers and parents >Risk taking behaviour >Teenage and parent contracts >Problem Solving >Dealing with Anger

Please register to secure your place. Cost: $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions)
Registration: Phone Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Venue: Anglican Church, 108 Rata Street, Inglewood
Day: Friday
Dates: 23, 30 May, 6,13.20 & 27 June
Time: 9.30-11.30am

Wednesday 18 June, 2014. Connecting with your Child, Waitara.

This 6 week course supports the parents of pre-schoolers and school age children and it has been developed to:
• Assist parents in new ways to understand and accept their children
• Help parents be aware of child development
• Provide parents with a set of helpful parenting behaviours
• Parents supported to consider their own personal development and how it influences their parenting.
• Help parents to understand how children learn
• Teach specific tools to manage behaviour problems in children
• Help parents to encourage positive behaviour
Please register to secure your place - $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions) - call Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Venue: Knox Church, Grey Street, Waitara
Dates: Wednesdays: 21, 28 May, 4,11,18 & 25 June

Tuesday 17 June, 2014. Negotiating the minefield - New Plymouth

Negotiating the Minefield is a 6 week course which supports parents towards building and maintaining respectful relationships with their teenagers. Content includes:
>Emotional Bank Account >Love Languages >Confidence >Stress >Self Esteem and Self Concept >Trust and Respect >Inter-dependence for teenagers and parents >Risk taking behaviour >Teenage and parent contracts >Problem Solving >Dealing with Anger

Please register to secure your place. Cost: $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions)
Registration: Phone Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Negotiating the Minefield, New Plymouth
Venue: 51 Buller Street, New Plymouth
Day: Tuesday
Dates: 27 May, 3,10,17, 24 June & 1 July
Time: 6.30-8.30 pm

Tuesday 17 June, 2014. Connecting with your Child

Stratford. 9:15-11:45am - Collaborative House, 45 Regent Street, Stratford.

New Plymouth . 6:30pm-8:30pm, 51 Buller Street, New Plymouth.

This 6 week course supports the parents of pre-schoolers and school age children and it has been developed to:
• Assist parents in new ways to understand and accept their children
• Help parents be aware of child development
• Provide parents with a set of helpful parenting behaviours
• Parents supported to consider their own personal development and how it influences their parenting.
• Help parents to understand how children learn
• Teach specific tools to manage behaviour problems in children
• Help parents to encourage positive behaviour
Please register to secure your place - $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions) - call Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037
 

Monday 16 June - Wednesday 18 June, 2014. Supervision

Building Strengths, Developing Competencie. This 2 day training will explore how a strengths based philosophy can be extended into and utilised by those in supervisory roles to provide focused supervision that not only leads to better and safer practice, but also improves job satisfaction and agency culture as a result. Participants will learn practical methods for working with staff in ways that enhance their sense of competence and effectiveness.
more info in the title link.  

Monday 16 June - Wednesday 18 June, 2014. Solutions Based Brief Therapy.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy - a Three Day Intensive Training Opportunity with Michael Durrant.
The course is open to anyone but will be particularly suited to:
• people who have attended Michael's one-day seminar in the past and who wish to pursue more focused training
• people who have had some exposure to Solution-focused ideas and would benefit from more systematic training
• people who are interested and willing to explore a therapeutic approach that offers real hope to clients but some uncertainty to practitioners.  More info in the title link.

Friday 13 June, 2014. Negotiating the minefield - Inglewood

Negotiating the Minefield is a 6 week course which supports parents towards building and maintaining respectful relationships with their teenagers. Content includes:
>Emotional Bank Account >Love Languages >Confidence >Stress >Self Esteem and Self Concept >Trust and Respect >Inter-dependence for teenagers and parents >Risk taking behaviour >Teenage and parent contracts >Problem Solving >Dealing with Anger

Please register to secure your place. Cost: $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions)
Registration: Phone Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Venue: Anglican Church, 108 Rata Street, Inglewood
Day: Friday
Dates: 23, 30 May, 6,13.20 & 27 June
Time: 9.30-11.30am

Wednesday 11 June, 2014. Parenting Through Separation Programme in Hawera.

Relationship Aotearoa is running a free programme for parents who are separating, or have separated.   Parents who are just thinking about separating can attend as well.The programme helps people focus on what their children need most from them and provides lots of ideas on different ways to keep a strong family in place even when parents live apart. 
This programme will next be held as a four and a half hour session on  Wednesday June 11th  2014, 10am to 2.30pm.  People interested in attending should contact Relationship Aotearoa on 758 3803 or 0800 RELATE or e-mail newplymouth@relationshipsaotearoa.org.nz to register as places are limited. Click title bar for more info.

Wednesday 11 June, 2014. Connecting with your Child, Waitara.

This 6 week course supports the parents of pre-schoolers and school age children and it has been developed to:
• Assist parents in new ways to understand and accept their children
• Help parents be aware of child development
• Provide parents with a set of helpful parenting behaviours
• Parents supported to consider their own personal development and how it influences their parenting.
• Help parents to understand how children learn
• Teach specific tools to manage behaviour problems in children
• Help parents to encourage positive behaviour
Please register to secure your place - $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions) - call Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Venue: Knox Church, Grey Street, Waitara
Dates: Wednesdays: 21, 28 May, 4,11,18 & 25 June

Wednesday 11 June 2014. A celebration of volunteering from 12-2pm - in Hawera

The Community Development Team at the South Taranaki District Council invites volunteers and community group members to join them for an informal light lunch to: Celebrate your commitment to your community; share your experiences with others and network; tell us how we can help you going forward; and hear about current new & exciting developments for the Community Sector.
Please RSVP to Marcia on: Email: marcia.haigh@stdc.govt.nz Text/Phone: 027 974 0430 Phone: 0800 111 323

Please join us on one of the dates below
Patea: Friday 23 May, Patea Old Folks Hall
Eltham: Wednesday 28 May, Eltham Fire Station, London St,
Waverley: Friday 30 May, Waverley Community Centre
Hawera: Wednesday 11 June, Theatre Lounge, Community Centre
Manaia: Monday 23 June, Manaia Town Hall
Manaia date has been re-scheduled from May
Normanby: Wednesday 25 June, Normanby Community Centre

Tuesday 10 June, 2014. Negotiating the minefield - New Plymouth

Negotiating the Minefield is a 6 week course which supports parents towards building and maintaining respectful relationships with their teenagers. Content includes:
>Emotional Bank Account >Love Languages >Confidence >Stress >Self Esteem and Self Concept >Trust and Respect >Inter-dependence for teenagers and parents >Risk taking behaviour >Teenage and parent contracts >Problem Solving >Dealing with Anger

Please register to secure your place. Cost: $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions)
Registration: Phone Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Negotiating the Minefield, New Plymouth
Venue: 51 Buller Street, New Plymouth
Day: Tuesday
Dates: 27 May, 3,10,17, 24 June & 1 July
Time: 6.30-8.30 pm

Tuesday 10 June, 2014. Connecting with your Child

Stratford. 9:15-11:45am - Collaborative House, 45 Regent Street, Stratford.

New Plymouth . 6:30pm-8:30pm, 51 Buller Street, New Plymouth.

This 6 week course  supports the parents of pre-schoolers and school age children and it has been developed to:
• Assist parents in new ways to understand and accept their children
• Help parents be aware of child development
• Provide parents with a set of helpful parenting behaviours
• Parents supported to consider their own personal development and how it influences their parenting.
• Help parents to understand how children learn
• Teach specific tools to manage behaviour problems in children
• Help parents to encourage positive behaviour
Please register to secure your place - $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions) - call Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037
 

Tuesday 10 June, 2014. Child Safety Workshop - Recognising and Responding to Child Abuse

Topics covered include: • Signs and symptoms of abuse
• How to respond if a child discloses abuse
• Do’s and Don’ts in talking to children
• Legal requirements about reporting abuse
• How to stand up for the child when you meet resistance from others
• How a child protection policy can help
• How to deal with your own feelings
• Where to refer and get the help needed

More info in title link.

Tuesday 10 June, 2014. Outlook for Someday Free Movie Making Workshop. 9:00 am-4:30 pm @ Fitzroy Surf Club

Made for year 7-13 students and their teachers and youth workers, these are free, one day workshops in which participants explore story-telling 'though the lens' of sustainability.
Workshop participants will come up with and complete a short film to screen at the end of the day. Each student may also come away with their own sustainability-oriented story idea to potentially develop for The Outlook for Someday film challenge. Places are limited to 25 participants per workshop , get in fast!

Registration and more details are online: http://www.theoutlookforsomeday.net/workshops
See the workshop flyer by clicking the title link.  

Friday 6 June, 2014. Negotiating the minefield - Inglewood

Negotiating the Minefield is a 6 week course which supports parents towards building and maintaining respectful relationships with their teenagers. Content includes:
>Emotional Bank Account >Love Languages >Confidence >Stress >Self Esteem and Self Concept >Trust and Respect >Inter-dependence for teenagers and parents >Risk taking behaviour >Teenage and parent contracts >Problem Solving >Dealing with Anger

Please register to secure your place. Cost: $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions)
Registration: Phone Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Venue: Anglican Church, 108 Rata Street, Inglewood
Day: Friday
Dates: 23, 30 May, 6,13.20 & 27 June
Time: 9.30-11.30am

Wednesday 4 June, 2014. Connecting with your Child, Waitara.

This 6 week course supports the parents of pre-schoolers and school age children and it has been developed to:
• Assist parents in new ways to understand and accept their children
• Help parents be aware of child development
• Provide parents with a set of helpful parenting behaviours
• Parents supported to consider their own personal development and how it influences their parenting.
• Help parents to understand how children learn
• Teach specific tools to manage behaviour problems in children
• Help parents to encourage positive behaviour
Please register to secure your place - $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions) - call Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Venue: Knox Church, Grey Street, Waitara
Dates: Wednesdays: 21, 28 May, 4,11,18 & 25 June

Tuesday 3 June, 2014. Negotiating the minefield - New Plymouth

Negotiating the Minefield is a 6 week course which supports parents towards building and maintaining respectful relationships with their teenagers. Content includes:
>Emotional Bank Account >Love Languages >Confidence >Stress >Self Esteem and Self Concept >Trust and Respect >Inter-dependence for teenagers and parents >Risk taking behaviour >Teenage and parent contracts >Problem Solving >Dealing with Anger

Please register to secure your place. Cost: $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions)
Registration: Phone Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Negotiating the Minefield, New Plymouth
Venue: 51 Buller Street, New Plymouth
Day: Tuesday
Dates: 27 May, 3,10,17, 24 June & 1 July
Time: 6.30-8.30 pm

Tuesday 3 June, 2014. Connecting with your Child

Stratford. 9:15-11:45am - Collaborative House, 45 Regent Street, Stratford.

New Plymouth . 6:30pm-8:30pm, 51 Buller Street, New Plymouth.

This 6 week course  supports the parents of pre-schoolers and school age children and it has been developed to:
• Assist parents in new ways to understand and accept their children
• Help parents be aware of child development
• Provide parents with a set of helpful parenting behaviours
• Parents supported to consider their own personal development and how it influences their parenting.
• Help parents to understand how children learn
• Teach specific tools to manage behaviour problems in children
• Help parents to encourage positive behaviour
Please register to secure your place - $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions) - call Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Friday 30 May, 2014. Negotiating the minefield - Inglewood

Negotiating the Minefield is a 6 week course which supports parents towards building and maintaining respectful relationships with their teenagers. Content includes:
>Emotional Bank Account >Love Languages >Confidence >Stress >Self Esteem and Self Concept >Trust and Respect >Inter-dependence for teenagers and parents >Risk taking behaviour >Teenage and parent contracts >Problem Solving >Dealing with Anger

Please register to secure your place. Cost: $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions)
Registration: Phone Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Venue: Anglican Church, 108 Rata Street, Inglewood
Day: Friday
Dates: 23, 30 May, 6,13.20 & 27 June
Time: 9.30-11.30am

Friday 30 May 2014. A celebration of volunteering from 12-2pm - in Waverley

The Community Development Team at the South Taranaki District Council invites volunteers and community group members to join them for an informal light lunch to: Celebrate your commitment to your community; share your experiences with others and network; tell us how we can help you going forward; and hear about current new & exciting developments for the Community Sector.
Please RSVP to Marcia on: Email: marcia.haigh@stdc.govt.nz Text/Phone: 027 974 0430 Phone: 0800 111 323

Please join us on one of the dates below
Patea: Friday 23 May, Patea Old Folks Hall
Eltham: Wednesday 28 May, Eltham Fire Station, London St,
Waverley: Friday 30 May, Waverley Community Centre
Hawera: Wednesday 11 June, Theatre Lounge, Community Centre
Manaia: Monday 23 June, Manaia Town Hall
Manaia date has been re-scheduled from May
Normanby: Wednesday 25 June, Normanby Community Centre

Thursday 29 May, 2014. Sustainable Funding - Exult.

Securing funding is a constant source of anxiety for most Community Organisations with many finding themselves struggling to source the funding they require on an annual basis. A key issue is many organisations focus on securing immediate sources of income, but do not plan for generating funds on an ongoing basis.
This workshop will provide participants with the tools to plan for generating funds for organisations on an ongoing bases. The workshop is going to be delivered by Kerri Tilby-Price from Exult.

Time:     9:00am - 4:00pm
Venue: Plymouth International Hotel and Conference Centre, Cnr Courtenay and Leach Streets, New Plymouth,
Contact: Lisa Glynn     
Phone: 06-759 1178 ext 15
Email:    servicehub@bishopsactionfoundation.org.nz
Cost:      $60, no further subsidy as subsidised already by TSB CT, $125 for participants outside of Taranaki

Wednesday 28 May, 2014. Connecting with your Child, Waitara.

This 6 week course supports the parents of pre-schoolers and school age children and it has been developed to:
• Assist parents in new ways to understand and accept their children
• Help parents be aware of child development
• Provide parents with a set of helpful parenting behaviours
• Parents supported to consider their own personal development and how it influences their parenting.
• Help parents to understand how children learn
• Teach specific tools to manage behaviour problems in children
• Help parents to encourage positive behaviour
Please register to secure your place - $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions) - call Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Venue: Knox Church, Grey Street, Waitara
Dates: Wednesdays: 21, 28 May, 4,11,18 & 25 June

Wednesday 28 May 2014. A celebration of volunteering from 12-2pm - in Eltham

The Community Development Team at the South Taranaki District Council invites volunteers and community group members to join them for an informal light lunch to: Celebrate your commitment to your community; share your experiences with others and network; tell us how we can help you going forward; and hear about current new & exciting developments for the Community Sector.
Please RSVP to Marcia on: Email: marcia.haigh@stdc.govt.nz Text/Phone: 027 974 0430 Phone: 0800 111 323

Please join us on one of the dates below
Patea: Friday 23 May, Patea Old Folks Hall
Eltham: Wednesday 28 May, Eltham Fire Station, London St,
Waverley: Friday 30 May, Waverley Community Centre
Hawera: Wednesday 11 June, Theatre Lounge, Community Centre
Manaia: Monday 23 June, Manaia Town Hall
Manaia date has been re-scheduled from May
Normanby: Wednesday 25 June, Normanby Community Centre

Tuesday 27 May, 2014. Negotiating the minefield - New Plymouth. 6:30-8:30

Negotiating the Minefield is a 6 week course which supports parents towards building and maintaining respectful relationships with their teenagers. Content includes:
>Emotional Bank Account >Love Languages >Confidence >Stress >Self Esteem and Self Concept >Trust and Respect >Inter-dependence for teenagers and parents >Risk taking behaviour >Teenage and parent contracts >Problem Solving >Dealing with Anger

Please register to secure your place. Cost: $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions)
Registration: Phone Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Negotiating the Minefield, New Plymouth
Venue: 51 Buller Street, New Plymouth
Day: Tuesday
Dates: 27 May, 3,10,17, 24 June & 1 July
Time: 6.30-8.30 pm

Tuesday 27 May, 2014.Connecting with your Child

Stratford. 9:15-11:45am - Collaborative House, 45 Regent Street, Stratford.

New Plymouth . 6:30pm-8:30pm, 51 Buller Street, New Plymouth.

This 6 week course supports the parents of pre-schoolers and school age children and it has been developed to:
• Assist parents in new ways to understand and accept their children
• Help parents be aware of child development
• Provide parents with a set of helpful parenting behaviours
• Parents supported to consider their own personal development and how it influences their parenting.
• Help parents to understand how children learn
• Teach specific tools to manage behaviour problems in children
• Help parents to encourage positive behaviour
Please register to secure your place - $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions) - call Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

 

Friday 23 May, 2014. Negotiating the minefield - Inglewood

Negotiating the Minefield is a 6 week course which supports parents towards building and maintaining respectful relationships with their teenagers. Content includes:
 >Emotional Bank Account >Love Languages >Confidence >Stress >Self Esteem and Self Concept >Trust and Respect >Inter-dependence for teenagers and parents >Risk taking behaviour >Teenage and parent contracts >Problem Solving >Dealing with Anger

Please register to secure your place. Cost: $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions)
 Registration: Phone Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Venue: Anglican Church, 108 Rata Street, Inglewood
Day: Friday
Dates: 23, 30 May, 6,13.20 & 27 June
Time: 9.30-11.30am

Friday 23 May 2014. A celebration of volunteering from 12-2pm- in Patea 

The Community Development Team at the South Taranaki District Council invites volunteers and community group members to join them for an informal light lunch to: Celebrate your commitment to your community; share your experiences with others and network; tell us how we can help you going forward; and hear about current new & exciting developments for the Community Sector.
Please RSVP to Marcia on: Email: marcia.haigh@stdc.govt.nz Text/Phone: 027 974 0430  Phone: 0800 111 323 

Please join us on one of the dates below
Patea: Friday 23 May, Patea Old Folks Hall
Eltham: Wednesday 28 May, Eltham Fire Station, London St,
Waverley: Friday 30 May, Waverley Community Centre
Hawera: Wednesday 11 June, Theatre Lounge, Community Centre
Manaia: Monday 23 June, Manaia Town Hall
Manaia date has been re-scheduled from May
Normanby: Wednesday 25 June, Normanby Community Centre

Wednesday 21 May, 2014. Connecting with your Child, Waitara.

This 6 week course supports the parents of pre-schoolers and school age children and it has been developed to:
 • Assist parents in new ways to understand and accept their children
 • Help parents be aware of child development
 • Provide parents with a set of helpful parenting behaviours
 • Parents supported to consider their own personal development and how it influences their parenting.
 • Help parents to understand how children learn
 • Teach specific tools to manage behaviour problems in children
 • Help parents to encourage positive behaviour
 Please register to secure your place - $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions) - call Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037

Venue: Knox Church, Grey Street, Waitara
Dates: Wednesdays: 21, 28 May, 4,11,18 & 25 June

Tuesday 20 May, 2014.Connecting with your Child - New Plymouth . 6:30pm-8:30pm.

This 6 week course supports the parents of pre-schoolers and school age children and it has been developed to:
• Assist parents in new ways to understand and accept their children
• Help parents be aware of child development
• Provide parents with a set of helpful parenting behaviours
• Parents supported to consider their own personal development and how it influences their parenting.
• Help parents to understand how children learn
• Teach specific tools to manage behaviour problems in children
• Help parents to encourage positive behaviour
Please register to secure your place - $10 per person (covers all 6 sessions) - call Rae Lyons on 06 758 5037 (New Plymouth)

Venue:.51 Buller Street, New Plymouth
 

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Wednesday 7 May, 2014. ADHD Support Group for Parents and Caregivers

A six week comprehnsive and free program which will ask 'what is ADHD?' and will offer practical advice about how to manage behaviour. Registration info attached in the title link.

 

Other opportunities, initiatives and resources...

Mentoring: is someone you know eleigible for mentoring in Taranaki?

Clikc the title bar for more info

Wheelhouse website

The Wheelhouse is a single point of contact for Taranaki trusts, clubs, societies and groups.  Search our site... you can find it all here.

NZ Navigator

A free assessment tool to assist your organisation's journey...Direction> Governance> Leaderhip> Communication> Administration> People> Finance> Relationships> Evaluation

Sparks - a mental wellbing assessmnet tool and e-therapy site for teens...

How to access SPARX:
SPARX website is www.sparx.org.nz. As well as the SPARX e-therapy programme, the website also offers a mood quiz to help young people identify depression and information on where to get help. A partnership with Youthline and Lifeline has also been established to provide clinical back up support to SPARX users. The phone line 0508 4 SPARX is staffed by professional counsellors 12 hours a day, seven days a week.

American youth camp employment

Do you love working with kids? Have you got some sweet skills such as skateboarding, soccer, jewellery making, or guitar that you'd love to share? Do you wish summer never ended? CCUSA New Zealand is looking for young Kiwis aged 18+ by June 1st every year to work at a summer camp in America teaching children and having the time of their life -www.ccusa.co.nz for more information and to apply!

Feel free to get in touch with any more questions or if you have any interest!
Our website is www.ccusa.co.nz or our Facebook page is www.facebook.com/CCUSANZ and you use the following blurb if you like!
Warm regards
Denyse
Area Representative
CCUSA New Zealand
 
Ph:  0800 USA WORK
Fax:  64  9  921 5098
P.O Box 12, Shortland Street
Auckland 1140, New Zealand
Email: denyse@ccusa.co.nz
 

South Taranaki to NP Connector bus !

Timetable, fares, routes and more info available here...www.trc.govt.nz/hawera-np-connector/

Bookings essential! WiTT students and TDHB patients travel free.


New Youth Empowerment Programme - Tu Te Roa - Stand Tall

 

SEATS (Strive to Empower Achievement Trust) is offering a once a week, 6 week wahine programme for 15.5yrs (with MOE exception) - 17yrs.Designed to help youth gain the foundation skills of managing and coping with stress, to empower self awareness, to help build self confidence for them to be assertive in identifying healthier relationships.This programme is only availabe in North Taranaki at this stage, based out of the New Waves facility.

More information is in this link.


Want somebody else to pay for your education? Tertiary scholarships, tertiary grants and NCEA grants available -> apply before 31 March 2014.

 

PKW Scholarships now open!


The 2013 Youth to Work Awards

 

Photos of the 2013 Youth to Work Awards are not available in this link, where you can also find lists of nominees and placewinners.

On November 20 2013 the South Taranaki Youth to Work Awards celebration was held at the TSB Hub in Hawera. 130 people were welcomed by Mayor Ross Dunlop The awards celebrate the efforts of young acheivers in educaiton training and employment, and employers and training providers supporting young people from school through training and into employment.


Free First Aid training opportunities for 8-17 year olds from Red Cross...

 

Save-A-Mate 14-19 year olds.

People Savers 8-12 year olds.


The South Taranaki Women Centre has relocated

 

The South Taranaki Women Centre has relocated to 276 High Street in Hawera which is opposite The Warehouse in Hawera. Our phone number and mailing address will remain the same as per below. We will be open for business on the Wednesday the 11th December.

Nicky Wallace, Coordinator, South Taranaki Women’s Centre.
276 High Street, Hawera
PO Box 196, Hawera 4610
Phone/Fax: 06 278 3260
Email: stwc@xtra.co.nz
Website: http//:stwchawera.webs.com


 

Kia ora whanau! The Taiohi Tu team from the Public Health Unit and Te Korimako o Taranaki presents an opportunity for young people, whanau, schools and organisations to get involved in an upcoming Summer Youth Health Campaign – ‘Parauri Bay’.We are looking for expressions of interest for youth participants and other community role models before the 13th of September, end of next week! If your organisation has some capacity to sponsor the campaign, please contact myself directly.

More detailed info here...including the recruitment poster & a support poster) and what committment is required from youth getting involved.

For more general info email me or Tasheena (cc’d).

Na maua, Rewa & Tash

Rewatu Carr BCS > Health Promoter > Public Health Unit
Ph: (06) 753 7777 extn 8516
Mobile: 021 1996641
Email: rewatu.carr@tdhb.org.nz > Email: tasheena.potaka@tdhb.govt.nz



Whanau Pakari Healthy Lifestyle Programme

 

Are you worried about your child's weight? Would you like help to create a healthy lifestyle for your whanau?

We have had over 225 referrals Taranaki wide and are running 2 groups in NP and 2 groups in Hawera. We are starting another group in Term 4, 2013 (beg Mon 14 Oct) in Hawera but require more referrals of children and teenagers who are aged 5-16 years with weight issues. If you or you think any of your whanau might be interested in our fantastic programme, please click on the link for further details and the contact details of the Healthy Lifestyle Co-ordinator of the programme.



W.A.S.P training (Work Attitudes and Approaches for Safer Practice).

 

The aim of the programme is to create a safer work environment for people working in social services
and their clients. Specifically there is a focus on how to deal with challenging situations in a way that is
empowering for both carers and clients. Participants are taught to identify common human traits and
how to effectively work with these to diffuse potentially harmful situations. The attitudes and
approaches taught, give participants many useful, creative and practical ways to work comfortably with
people presenting challenging behavior and communication. Participants develop the skills of external
observation as well as internal self-analysis to assist them in managing their own emotion in
challenging situations. Participants are taught ways of working with clients that give clients a sense of
freedom while helping them develop the internal skills they need for self-management and personal
responsibility. This programme also facilitates team support within the workplace.


Great Fathers parenting support group and resources

 

While Great Fathers is designed for men, it is actually for their children … all our children. The aim is for all New Zealand children to have the best possible start in life. One way to contribute to this is by …
•helping all parents, but men specifically, understand what their baby needs
•pointing out what nurturing is and why nurturing is so important

Resources, DVD's, links, articles and more...


Vodafone World of Difference Applications now OPEN!

 

World of Difference is a capacity building programme that provides youth related causes with an extra paid resource for 12 months, enabling organisations to start or complete new projects, extend and improve services, up-skill staff and volunteers and innovate. Previous projects have ranged from creating e-learning resources to supporting young people in transition to researching and developing a therapeutic foster care model.
This year the Foundation is particularly interested in projects that focus on getting more young people engaged in meaningful learning. Information is available on
http://foundation.vodafone.co.nz/what-we-fund/world-of-difference/


Taranaki Safer Families Trust Co-=ordinator. Taranaki Dafer Families Trust Co-ordinator. Facebook pages...get in tune with the happenings at...

 

Hawera Youth - dedicated to setting up a new youth community space in Hawera

South Taranaki Youth - Youth events and opportunities in South Taranaki

Great Fathers - a Taranaki based father support resource

Youth Week - up to date funding and event info on the annual national youth week

Waverley Community Noticeboard - What's on in Waverley

Patea Community Noticeboard - What's on in Patea

Village Health - affordable natural health care for under 18's

Aotearoa Youth Voices Te Ara Taiohi ElthamE-Town

Ministry of Youth Development - New Zealand Waverley Connect

Also, search for South Taranaki Youth on Facebook.

Hive Taranaki Environemnt Centre

Eltham Community Youth Fitness Centre Hydras KBC


Looking for $ for your projects? Click on this link for info on SPARC rural travel fund, creative communities and other funding opportunities.

 

STDC Funding Advisor - for advice on funding or applying to any of the Council’s funds, you can contact the Community Funding Advisor on 06 2780555 or 0800 111 323 or email maryse.ropiha@stdc.govt.nz. All Funding/Grant application forms are available from your local LibraryPlus centre, the Council Administration Building in Hawera, or from the Community Funding Advisor.


Te Ara Taiohi Updates - register @ http://www.arataiohi.org.nz/

 

July update here: Jobs, funding, projects and more!

August update here: conferecnes, workshops and opportunities!

Ara Taiohi is the peak body for the youth sector organisation created by New Zealand Aotearoa Adolescent Health and Development (NZAAHD) and the National Youth Workers Network Aotearoa (NYWNA). It was officially launched in November 2010 at the Involve Conference in Auckland.

Ara Taiohi has been set up to support people who work with young people to be more connected, effective and accountable.

Young people are at the heart of Ara Taiohi. 'Ara' means 'pathway to/for' and 'taiohi' means 'young person' in te Reo Maori.


Te ArattttAwesome anti-violence video clip here...

 

We are so excited about this video clip showcasing the fantastic community action project in Paeroa, developed with leadership from the Hauraki Family Violence Intervention Network. Thanks to Rachel for making this happen.

You can access it from either of these places:

http://www.facebook.com/ItsNotOK


New look careers website : http://www.careers.govt.nz/

 


Carpooling - transport doesn't have to be a barrier...

 

Let’s Carpool is the easy way to find a carpool match. Join our rapidly expanding community of members to find carpool partners for your regular commute or a one-off trip. Just register, find a match and share a ride.


Mayors Taskforce for Jobs - 0 % Youth Unemployment!

 

Click here to see the latest on the 0% Youth Unemployment in initiative in South Taranaki


Taranaki Youth Scoping Report: BAF, 2010.

 


National Certificate in Youth Work training offered in New Plymouth....

 

The NCYW will soon be the minimum qualification required for Youth Workers and we are delighted that the YMCA Education Department has been selected as the preferred provider for the Taranaki region to deliver this qualification.

 

 


Feats Tertiary Training Programs for 16 years to adults.

Specific youth guarantee program's here. Brochure here.

 


Leaving School

 

A magazine helpeing youth transition to training and employment. Full of tips, guides, and info about life after school.