Welcome to the first edition of Family and Community Services' e-newsletter.
ISSUE 1 • JULY 2008
E-news from Family and Community Services
In this Issue:
Cake was the order of the day when Family and Community Services (FACS) celebrated its fourth birthday on 1 July 2008.
Over 1300 people attended community forums about Pathway to Partnership in twenty towns throughout New Zealand in May and June 2008.
Five parenting support and development programmes are transferring from the Ministry of Education to Family and Community Services as of 1 July 2008.
In addition to the five Early Years Service Hubs already established in Tokoroa, Mangere, Murupara, Whangarei and South Dunedin, plans are afoot to increase the total to 13.
Roots of Empathy, a classroom-based programme aimed at reducing levels of aggression and violence among school children, has been extended into 10 Wellington classrooms.
Applications for Round Nine of the Strategies with Kids – Information for Parents (SKIP) Local Initiatives Fund open on 1 July and close on 15 August 2008.
There is no better outcome for any Strengthening Families Co-ordinator than a client getting their life back on track.
Project members from a successful Round Seven Local Initiatives Fund recently gathered in Auckland and Wellington to workshop and share ideas.
Now’s your chance to get your hands on a recipe book filled with delicious and inexpensive dishes.
“Families will benefit from the first phase of the local services mapping process recently completed in Invercargill which identified the community needs and priorities,” said Jackie Kruger, Family and Community Services’ Southern Regional Relationsh
The Family Services National Directory team have been hard at work making life easier for users.
The Papakura Community of Social Services (PAPCOSS) was recently established to address the need for a mandated social services body in Papakura.
Over 3,000 Nelson residents had a spectacular day in the sun during Race Unity Day on 16 March.
Marae elders experienced the largest ever turnout of government and community agencies from Northland and Auckland at their Marae for the Te Hana (Takiwa) Connecting Communities Hui.
The Waitakere community is taking ownership of the city’s truancy issue with a Zero Tolerance to Truancy Action Plan being launched by Waitakere City Mayor, Bob Harvey.
The "It's not OK" action on family violence campaign is buzzing.
The campaign is teaming up with Women's Refuge and the Suzuki Pulse Netball team in a new partnership to deliver the It's not OK message.
Three hundred applications were made to the Campaign Response Fund from providers experiencing increased demand for their services as a result of the Campaign for Action on Family Violence.
At a recent Hui held over two days in April in the Waikato, Māori leaders congregated to join forces in combating whānau and community violence.
Minister Nanaia Mahuta, Mayor of Franklin, Mark Ball, and 30 community representatives, recently attended the launch of the Franklin District Local Services Mapping Report at the Franklin District Council Chambers.