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A Dad’s Story: Helping Kids Adjust to Grief and Change

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After caring for wife Kathryn at home for several years, Ian Wilson of Taumarunui reluctantly accepted the need for residential care. Ian shares his advice for other couples adjusting to…

Young Caring: Supporting Mum

By Marylynn Maloney Boyes. Childhood memories wash over Marylynn when she does the laundry. Keeping up with the family washing was just one of the chores that fell to Marylynn…

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Advice: Talking to Children After a Tragic Event

If a traumatic, scary event takes place, even miles away or far on the other side of the world, today’s technology and media can bring it right into a child’s…

Research: Evaluation of the Complex Carers Group Project 2005

Download this comprehensive research report, which grew out of concerns expressed by families in Auckland caring for disabled children and young people who have significant needs. Family carers of children…

ActiveWellness: Child’s Play

Ellen van Dijken, regular ActiveWellness columnist and public health physiotherapist, suggests low or no cost ways to stay fit, and feel better!  In my previous columns we’ve looked at many…

Grief + Loss Resources from Skylight

Skylight is a charitable trust that offers a wide range of services including counselling to support those facing tough times of change, loss, trauma and grief, whatever the cause, and…

IHC Advocacy Toolkit

IHC’s free Avocacy Toolkit has important and useful information for parents/family/whanau of children with an intellectual disability, self advocates with disabilities, and disability support agencies. Being well-informed is the key…

IHC Advocacy Toolkit