Ethnic-specific Pacific Family Violence Training Programmes

Beginning with the Introduction to Family Violence programme, Pasefika Proud offers a comprehensive overview of family violence and its impact on Pacific people in New Zealand. Delivered in English it takes a pan-Pacific perspective. Participants follow it up by then attending one of the ethnic-specific programmes by the end of July 2018. Watch the videos below and follow the link to register- limited spaces are available.

 

 

The Pacific Family Violence Training Programme (PFVTP) 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 PFVTP 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 PFVTP allows for people of influence in the Pacific communities to be part of the training.


Part 1: Introduction to Family Violence – Impact on Pacific People in New Zealand

 

This programme gives a comprehensive overview of family violence and its impact on Pacific people in New Zealand. The programme seeks to 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.

 

This programme 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: Ethnic Specific Programmes

 

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 ogrammes 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.

 

UPCOMING SESSIONS


KĀIGA MĀOPOOPO: Tokelau Family Violence Training
Where: Hutt Valley, Wellington
When: 16 May, 17 May, 18 May 2018


FOFOLA E FALA: Tongan Family Violence Training
Where: Manukau, Auckland
When: 30 May, 31 May, 1 June 2018


TOKU FOU TIALE: Tuvalu Family Violence Training
Where: Porirua, Wellington
When: 14 June, 15 June, 16 June 2018


FAKATUPUOLAMOUI: Niue Family Violence Training
Where: Auckland
When: 21 June, 22 June, 23 June 2018

 

VUVALE DOKA SAUTU: Fiji Family Violence Training
Where: Auckland
When: TBC


BOUTOKAAN TE MWEERAOI: Kiribati Family Violence Training
Where: Manukau, Auckland
When: 19 July, 20 July, 21 July 2018

 

O LE TOFA MAMAO: Samoan Family Violence Training
Where: Auckland
When: 25 July, 26 July, 27 July 2018
 

 

Registration


Please contact Akesa Filimoehala-Burling (Programme Manager, Pacific Family Violence Training Programme) to register.

 

Mobile: (021) 043 8043

Office: (09) 869 2433 ext – 206

Email: akesa.fb@acit.org.nz

 

 

About Pasefika Proud

 

The Pasefika Proud Campaign addresses violence in Pacific families by using clear, consistent messaging around building strong families, preventing and addressing violence designed, delivered and led by Pacific peoples. For more information go to the Pasefika Proud website.

 

 

 

 

 

08/05/18