Nga Vaka o kaiga Tapu delivered in Palmerston North

7 March 9:00am - 13 April 5:00pm
Pasifika Centre, 21 Havelock Avenue, Westbrook, Palmerston North

Nga Vaka o kaiga Tapu delivered in Palmerston North

When Pacific peoples are victims, perpetrators or witness family violence it is important they receive the best advice and support. Part of that is about growing the family violence knowledge and skills of those working in the community in a professional capacity or on a voluntary basis to provide services to Pacific peoples.

The Pacific Family Violence Prevention Training Programme (PFVPTP) is part of the Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu framework. Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu sets out the key cultural concepts and principles that promote family wellbeing for each of the eight ethnic specific Pacific communities living in Aotearoa NZ: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga and Tuvalu.

The PFVPTP is in two parts and is intended to build the capability of Pacific providers and practitioners by providing culturally appropriate responses to Pacific individuals and families affected by family violence. However there is a low number of Pacific practitioners in New Zealand therefore the PFVPTP allows for people of influence in the Pacific communities to be part of the training. 

Part 1: Pacific Family Violence Prevention Training (What you need to know)                  Dates: 12th & 13th April 2019

Understanding the fundamentals to practising in the area of Family Violence is crucial to our Pacific communities.  This programme seeks to equip, support and strengthen participants’ understanding of what defines family violence and its effect on Pacific communities.

The programme is for Pacific community support workers and members of the Pacific community who are often the first people approached by Pacific families experiencing family violence (church leaders, teachers etc.) and who have not been exposed to a lot of family violence training.

It is also beneficial for Pacific people who work in the social services area and with Pacific peoples that want to upskill themselves in relation to relevant legislation, latest data, safety planning and managing risk with an emphasis on the experiences of Pacific peoples and their families.

Part 2: Pacific Competency                                                                                                    Dates: 07, 08 & 09th March, 2019

The Nga Vaka Conceptual Frameworks inform eight ethnic specific programmes.  The programmes provide participants with an in-depth insight to cultural approaches to achieving family wellbeing, especially when dealing with family violence.

This cultural training has been developed to target qualified Pacific practitioners such as social workers, counsellors etc., either working specifically with Pacific families in the area of family violence or who are working with Pacific families and deal with family violence incidences or support as part of their wider work.

The ethnic specific programmes also allow attendance of those who have participated in the Part 1 “Introduction to Family Violence” programme and/or who are Pacific community support workers and members of the Pacific community who have a basic understanding of family violence legislation, data trends around family violence, safety and planning and managing risk for Pacific peoples and their families.

Language Delivery:                

Each ethnic-specific programme is delivered in a combination of one of the ethnic Pacific languages and English.

 

Cost:                                          

Both programmes are FREE, however, due to high demand, limited spaces are available.  Please note funding doesn’t include travel or accommodation.

 

Programme delivery in Palmerston North

 

Alliance Community Initiatives Trust are running Part 1 ‘Pacific Family Violence Training Programme – What you Need to Know’ and Part 2 O le Tofa Mamao – A Samoan Conceptual Framework transforming family violence and Restoring Wellbeing.

 

In order of delivery dates:

O le Tofa Mamao Samoan Family Violence Training Programme (Part 2)

Facilitators – Mary Autagavaia, Rokeni Tofaeono, Dr Aliitasi Sua-Tavila

Dates: 07, 08 & 09th March, 2019

Location: Pasifika Centre, 21 Havelock Avenue, Westbrook, Palmerston North

 

Pacific Family Violence Training Programme – What you need to know’ (Part 1)

Facilitators – Dr Jean Mitaera, Riripeti Reed and Dr Seini Taufa

Dates: 12th & 13th April, 2019

Location :   Pasifika Centre, 21 Havelock Avenue, Westbrook, Palmerston North

 

We encourage participants to attend Part 1 as this sets a context for Part 2 of the Family Violence Training Programme.

 

I have attached two flyers (One and two) as an invitation for your organisation to be a part of this training.  Please email or call Akesa or Venessa for more details regarding the programme.

 

For more programme information, including facilitator video clips,  please go directly to www.pasefikaproud.org.nz or www.ngavaka.nz.

 

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Venessa Fa’amoe

021 599 379