National Conference 2022

New Zealand’s only caregiving conference is coming up this September! If you are a caregiver, or work in the care sector then don’t miss your chance to attend. We have two days packed full of workshops and keynote speakers that encourage and support you in your caregiving journey. Come along for an unforgettable experience with learning and connection with other caregivers.

Keeping PACE, carries on from our 2019 Conference where we set the PACE, with a wide range of national and international speakers. A parenting attitude of PACE (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy) gives caregivers the ability to understand without judging the internal experience of the tamaiti (child). 

Registrations are now OPEN.

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Dr Joe Tucci

Dr Joe Tucci

Dr Joe Tucci is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Childhood Foundation. 

Joe is a registered psychologist, social worker and author with significant experience in child protection and working therapeutically with children. 

Ph.D. Jonathan Baylin

Ph.D. Jonathan Baylin

Dr. Baylin received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 1981. He has been working in the mental health field for 35 years.

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Lower Hutt Event Centre

30c Laings Road Hutt Central, Lower Hutt, 5010, New Zealand

Lower Hutt Event Centre is located in the heart of Lower Hutt CBD with close proximity to local cafes, supermarkets and about 2 minutes' walk from Queensgate Shopping Centre - Lower North Island's largest mall.  

Feedback from 2019

"As usual, a most wonderfully enjoyable time. Workshops, key note speakers, networking and catching up with ‘old friends’."

"I leave this conference with a confidence boost and desire to do better by learning more."

"Fantastic, awesome, amazing I feel energized, charged, ready to get back in and begin spreading the things learned fantastic venue."

"Fantastic conference! I feel very grateful to have been part of such an inspiring, high quality conference. The passion and aroha in helping children is evident. A lovely group and great couple of days- thank you!"

"This was my first Caring Families Aotearoa conference. It was an amazing experience- so positive, professional, caring. Great speakers and workshops. Thank you. It was uplifting, affirming and inspiring."