Register for Cook Islands Family Violence Training in Porirua

FREE Tūranga Māori Cook Islands Family Violence Training will be held in Porirua, Wellington from 19 April 2017 scheduled across 5 full days of training through to 27 April 2017.



Tūranga Maori is a conceptual framework for transforming family violence premised on the cultural practises of the 15 Islands that make up the Cook Islands.


The programme was borne out of the Ministry of Social Development suite of Family Violence Conceptual Frameworks known as Nga Vaka o Kaiga Tapu.


Designed as an informative, interactive and self-reflective training opportunity it is for those who are working closely with the Cook Islands community.


It applies a specific lens on the values and practices of people from the Cook Islands.


It will better equip training participants with an understanding of dynamics of family violence in Cook Islands families.


The programme will start 19 April 2017 scheduled across 5 full days of training through to 27 April 2017. Limited to 20 participants only.


Entry is open to practitioners and community leaders, including community members who may engage with Cook Islands families to prevent family violence.


This training is ideal for:


  1. Pacific practitioners working in family violence in the social and health services including Pacific practitioners in mainstream providers
  2. Pacific people who may support/influence (or be in a position to support/influence) Pacific peoples who may come across family violence as part of their community roles e.g. enua, sports, church etc
  3. A Pacific service provider who is not a specialist family violence practitioner (e.g.: doctors, teachers, ECE provider)
  4. Mainstream providers who deliver services and programmes to Pacific peoples affected by family violence


For more information and to register go to the Pasefika Proud website.