Whānau Resilience – Family Violence Prevention Training Programme: What you need to know

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Date(s) - 09/11/2020 - 11/12/2020
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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.

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.

Pacific Family Violence Prevention Training gives a comprehensive overview of family violence and its impact on Pacific peoples in New Zealand.

Preference is given to Pacific community support workers and members intending to complete a Part 2 Nga Vaka Ethnic Specific Programme.

The programme is delivered in English and takes a pan-Pacific perspective.

The programme is FREE, however, due to high demand, limited spaces are available.

NOTE: This programme is specifically for Pacific peoples attendance only.

Dates & locations:

  • South Island – 9-10 November 2020.
  • Waikato – 23-24 November 2020.
  • Hawke’s Bay – 30 November – 1 December 2020.
  • Wellington – 10-11 December 2020.

Courses will be held in Auckland in February, April and May 2021.

Organised by: Pasefika Proud.

Cost: Free. Register your interest (these courses are specifically for Pacific peoples).