We provide a training programme, Ahi Kā, to Oranga Tamariki caregivers in Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau.
Our programme supports the path that has been set before us, by our ancestors. As caregivers, you are leaders and nurturers. Guiding our tamariki, continuing our whakapapa, supporting them into the future.
Being a caregiver is an important and challenging role, which requires a strong network of support, tools and resources. Through Ahi Kā, you’ll receive support for yourself, support to help you care for tamariki, and join a supportive community.
Ahi Kā is a programme specifically designed for caregivers - to acknowledge your work, share your successes and build a base of support. The programme is available both online and face-to-face and runs for approximately 4-6 weeks, followed by individualised support.
Learning about intergenerational and individual trauma and how it impacts on the developing brain.
Understanding how trauma can impact the thoughts, feeling and behaviours of tamariki and rangatahi.
Learning helpful ways to respond to tamariki and rangatahi behaviours that challenge us.
Building a network of support with other caregivers, so you can haerenga or journey together.
Ahi Kā provides a safe, supportive space for you to connect, share and learn with other caregivers, experts, and members of your community.
Sharing stories and experiences.
Discussing needs, concerns and challenges.
Reducing feelings of isolation by forming strong links.
Helping one another identity strategies and skills that really help.
Building a network of aroha and kindness.