Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Keisha Castle-Hughes to Speak at Teen Parent Conference

Keisha Castle-Hughes to Speak at Thrive Teen Parent Conference 2014


Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust (Thrive) a non-profit organisation which supports young people to thrive and be confident as parents is hosting its inaugural Teen Parent Support Conference on 24-25 September in Auckland.

New Zealand actress Keisha Castle-Hughes, a teen parent herself will be one of keynote speakers at the conference talking about some of the challenges she has faced becoming a parent at the age of 16.

Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust’s Manager Cinnamon Whitlock says, “We are very grateful to Keisha for sharing her story of teen parenting. Many young mums and dads experience feelings of isolation and loneliness at having to grow up so quickly,” she says. “Highlighting the challenges teen parents face is helpful to build strong support for our teen whanau.”

Keisha comments, “I was very happy to be asked to share my story at the Thrive conference. I had to learn so many things about myself and my daughter, Felicity now aged 7, in such a short space of time. It was a challenging time.”

The conference has been designed in response to the need for the support that young parents require. It will provide a major gathering point for a wide range of people involved in working in the area of teen pregnancy and parenting.

Thrive offers a range of services for young mums and dads including antenatal classes, support groups for mums and dads, parenting programmes and social work assistance, in particular in bringing together a range of agencies to help teen parents with the challenges they face in dealing with access to housing, benefits and other social services.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

TV3 Video: NZ Praised For Sportsmanship After Cricket World Cup Final Loss

New Zealand may have been outplayed in the Cricket World Cup final by Australia, but received praise worldwide for their graciousness in defeat. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Werewolf: Finding Love In Hell

Will it really be 25 years in May since David Lynch’s Wild at Heart won big at Cannes, nabbing no less than the Palme d’Or? Amazing but true, and yet the film that was briefly Lynch’s most feted, now seems to be his most forgotten. More>>

ALSO:

Cricket: Dramatic Win Puts Black Caps In Finals

In Parliament: When Parliament resumed at 2pm the House passed a motion on a voice vote admiring the performance of the New Zealand cricket team in last night’s World Cup semi-final and wishing them well for the final on the weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Moon Shot/Kills Switch: The X Factor Judges Removed

MediaWorks has today decided that Natalia Kills and Willie Moon are no longer suitable to judge The X Factor and have removed them from the show. MediaWorks CEO, Mark Weldon, said that last night on The X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable. More>>

ALSO:

Tessa Nichol: Up Up & Away In The Wairarapa

It’s an overcast morning in the Wairarapa but the mood on the ground in Carterton’s Carrington Park is anything but grey. More than 20 hot air balloons are getting ready to take off into the cloudy sky to mark the start of this year’s Wairarapa Balloon Festival. More>>

Golden Shears: Scotsman Wins Golden Shears Open Final

A Scottish shearer who settled in New Zealand to farm in Taranaki has become the first shearer from overseas to win the Golden Shears Open Shearing Championship. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news