There is no more influential role than that of a parent – both good and bad. In the modern world supporting and equipping parents with a ‘toolbox’ of positive approaches will ensure children that grow to make a positive impact on the world.

ADRA NZ partners with the Parenting Place to provide the local church with an effective programme that will help build the capacity of parents. The Parenting Place provides a variety of programmes that can be run in partnership with the local church:

The Toolbox Parenting Programme is available throughout New Zealand and is delivered by The Parenting Place for parents of three age groups: Early Years (0-6), Middle Years (6-12) and Tweens and Teens (12-18). Each programme equips parents with practical skills based on essential parenting principles and is delivered in six sessions.

This process involves taking part in the age-specific Toolbox group training. The role of a facilitator is to keep each session flowing smoothly and help participants to engage with the programme material. Facilitators are trained and supported by Parenting Place Coordinators, who are based in many locations across New Zealand.


The cost of running a programme with an average of 15 participants three times a year for the church is $2100. The cost may vary depending on the scope and number of people involved in the project but is generally $6,300.

Through the Church Partnership programme, the cost is split three ways

Toolbox price             
              The Conference                     $2,100
              Your Church                           $2,100
              ADRA                                       $2,100 

             Total                                     $6,300



This cost includes professional signage, community advertising and flyers, branded uniforms for the church facilitators, course material for all participants and a budget for refreshments. 

 For more information on our Toolbox programme, click here.