What do we seek to acheive?
At Brainwave Trust, we want every tamaiti to have the best start in life. We share our scientific knowledge in an easy-to-understand way, to help whānau raise tamariki to be the best they can be.
Our expertise is early child development, with a focus on brain development. Brainwave Trust seeks to make this knowledge accessible to all.
We make a credible and trusted contribution towards a culture that values parenting and prevents abuse and neglect.
How do we achieve this?
Our Mahere Rautaki / Strategy (2019-2023) guides our activity.
We review scientific research and use it to create simple messages about how to support healthy brain development in pēpi, tamariki and rangatahi. We package these into educational programmes and share with different audiences through interactive workshops.
We also produce articles on specific topics that help both whānau and people who work with tamariki and rangatahi get a better understanding of what is going on and what adults can do to support them to reach their potential.We form partnerships with other organisations to share our knowledge further.We advocate for tamariki and their whānau where societal change is needed, including through submissions to Government.
Who do we run workshops for?
We work with whānau and community groups, as well as professional groups. Examples of the different audiences we work with in the community include secondary school students, whānau and staff of kōhanga reo or early childhood centres, parents, grandparents and whānau, health professionals, teachers, clinicians, and tertiary students studying health related programmes.
We also work alongside people under the care of the Department of Corrections; both in prisons and through Community Corrections. We work with the Ministry for Children to provide workshops for whānau caring for children. We are open to working with any group who are interested.
Where do we do this work?
We work across the whole of Aotearoa/New Zealand and have Kaiako in most regions.
How can I get more information?
If you would like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org,nz.
If you are enquiring about booking a workshop for a group you belong to or work with, please contact email@example.com
We share knowledge about the critical importance of the first thousand days of life. We make research understandable and accessible to everyone who influences the lives of pēpi, tamariki and rangatahi.