People working in the community space, whether paid or as a volunteer, value training that helps them understand and support the rangatahi in their community. Whether the organisation directly supports youth or the wider community, our workshops can help them support young people's development.
Workshops for Community Organisations
Workshops can be booked by any community organisation for people who live or work in their community. They can be booked individually or we can create a series of workshops tackling areas specific to that community or group, and deliver them over an agreed period of time.
Workshops can be held in evenings and weekends if necessary; with two hour, three hour, half-day and full day options.
Once we understand what areas your community or group are looking to strengthen, we deliver workshops to suit. The workshops below are commonly chosen by community organisations looking to better understand and support youths in their communities so they can help them develop to their full potential.
Communicating with young people can be challenging sometimes. Understanding the way brains develop can make a real difference. We explain the HEADSS assessment tool and give people guidance and advice on better ways to communicate with rangatahi in their community.
So many young people have experienced trauma. From trauma in the home to external trauma caused by natural disasters - understanding the causes, the signs, and how to care for young people impacted by trauma can help you support them better.
More and more we are finding that the wider community needs to know how to handle difficult behaviour. We help communities understand why young people are acting this way and learn new and better ways of managing these challenges.
Neuro-diversity such as ADHD, ASD, and FASD may be undiagnosed and very hard to manage. But there are some proven ways to work with youth who have learning or developmental challenges that will help them and your community.
Gender Identity & Rainbow Awareness
How gender is expressed and experienced has changed significantly in recent years and young people are often more aware of it than adults are. How communities talk about and respond to these changes has a direct impact on how young people engage with them.
Understanding Mental Illness
More and more youth are presenting with anxiety and depression. We help adults recognise the signs, and learn new and better ways of helping and supporting rangatahi who present with these concerns.
Porn & Consent
Porn is so accessible and the way consent is often portrayed is creating an inaccurate perspective on sex. With sexual abuse so prevalent in New Zealand, this is an area that adults need to be aware of and support the community to deal with in an appropriate manner.
Self-Harm & Suicide
A growing problem amongst our youth, we help communities learn how to spot the signs that something is wrong and give practical tools on how to help their young people if they are feeling this way.