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Pasefika Proud ethnic specific family violence prevention training 2020-21

November 20, 2020 at 12:25 PM

From the NZFVC

Pasefika Proud has confirmed dates for the next round of ethnic specific family violence prevention training programmes for 2020 and 2021.

Pasefika Proud's workforce development programme sets out to grow the family violence knowledge and skills of people working in the community to provide services to Pacific peoples. This includes work in a professional capacity or on a voluntary basis.

The Pacific Family Violence Prevention Training Programme is designed to build the capability of Pacific providers and practitioners by providing training on culturally appropriate responses to Pacific individuals and families affected by family violence. People of influence in Pacific communities are also able to participate.

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

There are two parts to the training:

Part 1: Pacific Family Violence Prevention Training (What you need to know) covers definitions of family violence, effects on Pacific communities, relevant legislation, the latest data, safety planning and managing risk with an emphasis on the experiences of Pacific peoples and their families. It is designed for Pacific community support workers and members of the Pacific community who are often the first people approached by Pacific people experiencing family violence. The programme is delivered in English and takes a pan-Pacific perspective.

Part 2: Pacific Competency (Addressing Family Violence through Pacific Cultural Frameworks) offers ethnic specific programmes that address cultural approaches to family wellbeing, specific to one of eight Pacific communities: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga and Tuvalu. This programme is for qualified Pacific family violence prevention practitioners and social workers and those who work with Pacific victims, perpetrators or their families as part of their wider work. People who have participated in the Part 1 programme and/or who are Pacific community support workers and members of the Pacific community who have a basic understanding of family violence legislation, family violence data, safety and planning and managing risk for Pacific peoples and their families, may also participate in Part 2.

For more information and to register your interest see the Pasefika Proud website.

Other training

Le Va offers Pasifika cultural competency training for health and disability workers (not specific to family violence). 

Le Va also offers LifeKeepers, a national suicide prevention training programme created especially for New Zealand communities. The programme is designed especially for people who work in communities or in frontline community roles, such as: support workers, sports coaches, emergency service personnel, church leaders, school counsellors, youth workers, Māori wardens, caregivers, Kaumatua and community leaders.

Category: Training