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Emotion Coaching for the Earthquake Generation

Emotion Coaching for the Earthquake Generation

August 13, 2018

Sophie Havighurst is a child clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor at the University of Oslo in Norway and the University of Melbourne, Australia. Along with co-author Ann Harley, she developed the Tuning in to Kids Programme.

(Job Opportunity) Counsellor or Social Worker

(Job Opportunity) Counsellor or Social Worker

July 19, 2018

We aim to enable positive strategies and practical support and for parents, children and youth who will benefit from strengths based intervention to improve their well-being and contribute to long term positive outcomes.

  • Parenting separation

    Parenting Through Separation

    The PTS programme offers practical advice to help you and your children cope during separation & learn how to better communicate with your ex partner.

    September 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Christchurch City Amuri Park