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Māori-led solutions to family violence - Tōmaiora seminar

October 12, 2018 at 12:58 PM

From the NZFVC

When: Tuesday 16 October 2018, 12.30-1.30pm.

Where: Function Room (730-220), School of Population Health, Tāmaki Campus, Gate 1, 261 Morrin Road, St Johns, Auckland.

Organised by Tōmaiora Māori Research Group, Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland. 

Free. Biscuits, coffee and tea will be provided.

Dr Gabrielle Moss (Iwi Ngāti Kahu, Affiliations Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whātua) is a GP and Clinical Lead at Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Health Services. 

As the ad campaigns states, family violence is not okay.

Currently Māori are at greater risk for experiencing family violence than non-Māori. Māori are twice as likely to be violent with another family member, rangatahi Māori report seeing violence in the home at twice the rates of the national average and tamariki Māori are six time more likely to die from abuse or neglect. Māori are also exposed to the wider determinants and risk factors for family violence including poverty, psychological distress (including racism) and hazardous drinking. Importantly the impact of Māori family violence extends beyond the ‘current’ and is inter-generational. 

This presentation will focus on a Māori-led intervention which is delivered in general practice.  Rather than ignore the issue or blame the victim/perpetrator, Ōrākei Health has taken a rights-based approach that meets the rights of whānau to feel safe and flourish in their own homes.  System and service levels changes were introduced so that routine enquiry is now incorporated in routine general practice.  Gabrielle discusses the training for staff, the process for making referrals to appropriate expert services and her work as an advocate for women and young people. 

An overview of other exciting initiatives at Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, including Toi Ora, the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei health insurance scheme, will also be presented.

The Tāmaki Campus is a 10 minute walk from the Glen Innes Train Station, and on a frequent bus route. 

The free visitor’s car park is accessed via the main entrance at Gate 1. For a map of the Tāmaki Innovation Campus please visit the following link:

For more information, contact Ann Dawson

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