“The seductive nature of the modern world allows us as human beings to believe we are in charge. In today’s world we think we are in charge. Technological advances and intellectual knowledge we continue to acclaim, leaves us with the sense that we are in control and that there is enough time…
Author, researcher and social commentator, Celia Lashlie has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, her family revealed today. Celia was hospitalised after Christmas and a scan revealed pancreatic cancer. Her condition has deteriorated significantly in the last six weeks. “Late…
On the morning of Friday 17 October 2014 Social Development Minister Anne Tolley issued a press release in which she welcomed the news that the latest benefit figures showed there were over 10,000 fewer people on welfare in September 2014 compared to September 2013, with more than 70% of those…
Finding the Matriarch
Celia works in a variety of ways in a number of communities assisting those working at the coalface to identify and build positive relationships with these matriarchs.
Following the Journey
Lessons continue to be learned by all involved as the two small boys at the centre of the story grow towards adolescence and their foster family continues to grapple with the issues that underpin their early life experience.
Through the ongoing work of ‘Alison’ the boys have strong links to their birth family siblings and a sense of connection with their history.
Collecting the Stories
She is regularly humbled by the strength and determination she sees within the women she meets in the course of her work, while also being saddened by the stories of their journey she can see imprinted on their faces.
Whakakotahitanga Family Violence Programme
Celia’s focus in this work is on reinforcing to the women the importance of their role as mother to their children and the ways in which their own history of abuse, violence and neglect can and does impact on their ability to parent well.
Professional Development Seminars
The underlying premise is that every child is born pure and full of magic and the adults working with these children can be the weavers of that magic, even in the face of adverse home circumstances. does impact on their ability to parent well.
We, the taxpayers are spending $100,000 per year per prisoner and that bill will continue to grow if we don’t make some real changes.
Celia is committed to helping organisations and companies understand the part they can play in making a real difference to the economy and the future of all New Zealanders.
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Every child is born pure and filled with their own particular brand of magic.