Programme to empower women

A programme aimed at empowering women will begin in Gisborne this week.

The Strong Women programme is an initiative that has been delivered in other centres around New Zealand.

It is being run locally by Te Hapara Family Services.

“The goal is to help women believe in and value themselves, feel empowered to face challenges and to create new connections and experiences belonging in their communities,” said Te Hapara Family Services social worker Katarina Rakuraku.

As explained in the book, E Ko Te Matakahi Maire: Therapeutic Social Work, written by Nicki Weld, the Strong Women programme “uses therapeutic social work approaches that support holistic well-being in ways that are responsive and restorative”.

“In particular, it supports the restoring and strengthening of social and emotional well-being so people can manage past and present experiences.

“Everyone experiences times in their lives where therapeutic support can be of assistance to face current and future challenges.”

Ms Rakuraku invited women to register their interest.

The programme is made up of six sessions. It starts on Thursday from 10am to midday and continues every Thursday for the next six weeks, at Te Hapara Family Services, 776 Childers Road, Elgin.

Contact Katarina on (06) 927 7070 or email katarina@acw.org.nz to register.

A programme aimed at empowering women will begin in Gisborne this week.

The Strong Women programme is an initiative that has been delivered in other centres around New Zealand.

It is being run locally by Te Hapara Family Services.

“The goal is to help women believe in and value themselves, feel empowered to face challenges and to create new connections and experiences belonging in their communities,” said Te Hapara Family Services social worker Katarina Rakuraku.

As explained in the book, E Ko Te Matakahi Maire: Therapeutic Social Work, written by Nicki Weld, the Strong Women programme “uses therapeutic social work approaches that support holistic well-being in ways that are responsive and restorative”.

“In particular, it supports the restoring and strengthening of social and emotional well-being so people can manage past and present experiences.

“Everyone experiences times in their lives where therapeutic support can be of assistance to face current and future challenges.”

Ms Rakuraku invited women to register their interest.

The programme is made up of six sessions. It starts on Thursday from 10am to midday and continues every Thursday for the next six weeks, at Te Hapara Family Services, 776 Childers Road, Elgin.

Contact Katarina on (06) 927 7070 or email katarina@acw.org.nz to register.

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