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Video conferencing, volunteers and variations

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Video conferencing, volunteers and variations

  1. 1. Video Conferencing, Volunteers and Variation
  2. 2. Who are Parent to Parent? <ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering parents, caregivers and whanau who have children and family members with disabilities, health impairments, or special needs through support and provision of information </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who am I?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Video Conferencing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Video Conferencing <ul><li>More than just a phone call </li></ul>
  6. 6. AGM & Special Meetings <ul><li>The Head Injury Society has used the Parent to Parent video conferencing units in Hamilton and Invercargill.  </li></ul><ul><li>“ We are a community group with limited funding and are required to have all Head Injury Society working Committees and/or members together for our AGM and Special meetings. This is possible with the VC services provided by Parent to Parent.” </li></ul><ul><li>Ella Scheepers , Office Administrator </li></ul>
  7. 7. Presentations & Seminars
  8. 8. Learning & Networking <ul><li>“ The Werry Centre is delighted to have been able to work with Parent to Parent to ensure the widest possible national participation in learning opportunities.” </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Twice in the last year, we have been able to extend our opportunities for learning and networking.  It is ever-more expensive and inconvenient for those working in the sector to travel for learning opportunities, and the ability to participate from a distance has greatly enhanced our ability to make seminars and meetings available to a wider audience.” </li></ul><ul><li>Pauline Proud , Werry Centre Co-ordinator </li></ul>
  9. 9. Staff Meetings and training
  10. 10. Recruitment <ul><li>“ As the Family Support Manager at Heart Children I have used the video conferencing network for interviewing and team meetings. I would use it again as it costs us a quarter of the amount it would have to bring our team to Auckland.” </li></ul><ul><li>Shona Harvey , Family Support Manager </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  11. 11. Training
  12. 12. <ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul>
  13. 13. Parent to Parent Volunteers <ul><li>Support Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Sibling Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Support Parent Advocates </li></ul>
  14. 14. Support Parent Training <ul><li>18 hour (three day) training course </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Variation </li></ul>
  16. 16. Training Issues <ul><li>Training course compulsory for volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of interest but spread nationwide </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing costs </li></ul><ul><li>Insufficient trainers for some courses leading to added expense of accommodation, flights etc </li></ul>
  17. 17. Research <ul><li>Course structure </li></ul><ul><li>Key objectives for each element </li></ul><ul><li>Participant and trainer feedback </li></ul>
  18. 18. Solutions <ul><li>Identify possible course modules </li></ul><ul><li>Get people together to receive training </li></ul><ul><li>Allow trainers to deliver training locally </li></ul>
  19. 19. In Practice <ul><li>Utilised Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Modularised the training course in different ways </li></ul><ul><li>Merged regional courses </li></ul><ul><li>Provided awareness sessions </li></ul>
  20. 20. Parent Support Programme <ul><li>Three modules, two compulsory </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>for your time </li></ul>
  22. 22. Contact: <ul><li>Parent to Parent National Office </li></ul><ul><li>Waikato Mail Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Hamilton 3240 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone toll-free: 0508 236 236 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>w ww.parent2parent.org.nz </li></ul>

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