Family change

— Skylight Trust

Families are constantly changing.​

Change can have positive and healthy aspects, such as the birth of baby, a child going to school or leaving home. Or it can be a more distressing time, such as when there is a family break up, a parent in prison or a child needing to be raised by a grandparent. Other situations could be when you find yourself or a whānau member coping with an illness or a disability. All these circumstances bring change to a whānau in terms of relationships, roles and place in the whānau. Many of these changes can bring feeling of loss and grief.

For further information see the other topics in this section.

Resources Available at Skylight

Skylight is here to help you through difficult times. We can assist you in a variety of ways with information appropriate for your situation. You are welcome to visit us and receive free information and a support pack from our resource centre and borrow books from the specialist library. We also facilitate Professional Development training and offer Counselling support services for children, young people, family/whānau and individuals who are experiencing tough times.

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