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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand

  • Help us to help the children in need     17 July 2015
    Posted by: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand
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    It is a little known fact that thousands of grandparents in New Zealand have to give up their retirement and hold the hand of a small traumatised grandchild, because their parents can't or won't care for them safely.

    Did you know that over 42% of children end up in grandparent care because of their parent's drug abuse alone. Other causes include violence, sexual and physical abuse, neglect and mental illness.

    More than 64% of these children have previously been in their mother's sole care and over 80% of them are under 5 years old when their grandparents take them on, with a third of them babies under a year old!

    Did you know that over 52% of them have physical problems and disabilities. 67% of them have both physical and psychological disabilities. Can you imagine how hard it must be for a grandparent on a pension facing the rest of their years caring for children with disabilities such as Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Asthma, attachment disorder and more? *

    They do this on limited incomes with no extra financial help to cover specialist, medical and professional costs for treating their grandchildren's needs. If they were foster carers all of those costs would be covered by the State.

    Would you be willing to help us to help the children?

    GRG Trust is working hard to provide much needed field officer and outreach support services, education, guidance and advocacy for their caregivers.

    With your help we can and do make a difference to the life of a child in need.

    [*https://secure.zeald.com/site/grg/GRG%202009%20Research%20Report%20-%20A%20view%20over%20time.pdf]

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  • GRG Appeal and Awareness Week     19 June 2015
    Posted by: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand

    The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is holding its Annual Appeal and Awareness Week from 26 October to 1 November 2015.

    Check back here again soon for more information.

    If you would like to help GRG with its Appeal and Awareness Week, please contact us at office@grg.org.nz

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  • Update for 08/11/2012     8 November 2012
    Posted by: Givealittle Admin

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  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Conference Update     22 September 2009
    Posted by: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand

    With only six weeks to go until our inaugural annual conference, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is working hard to make the final arrangements for our event.? The conference is an educational and networking event for grandparents, kin caregivers, social workers, family counsellors and therapists, family violence practitioners, policy and legal advisors, child advocates, youth workers, psychologists, family lawyers, judges and academics. Highlights include: ? Latest research on grandparent care in New Zealand ? Insights and techniques for parenting children with attachment and behavioural disorders, with leading therapist Diane Levy and attachment expert Judith Morris ? The Governmentfs policies for support of grandparents and children in their care ? Sex and drugs - how to communicate effectively with tweens and teens ? Key legal issues grandparents need to know. To view the programme: http://www.grg.org.nz/ Registration form http://www.grg.org.nz/137805 A donation for this event would be a huge help.? Thank you to our amazing members and anonymous donors who have already donated to this important event.

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  • Thank you     8 May 2009
    Posted by: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand

    Thanks so much to those people who have supported us and donated to our cause.? :)

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