Along with the other Workforce centres, Te Rau Matatini has for the last year explored with Maori leaders resources needed and the most appropriate approaches for Trauma-informed care. With an agreed focus for Te Rau Matatini to facilitate the solutions for and by Māori.
When considering Trauma-informed care for Māori, Te Rau Matatini strongly advocated the need to acknowledge historical, cumulative, intergenerational, and situational trauma; as well as specific training and resources delivered by and centred on Māori. In July of 2018, Te Rau Matatini released Kia Hora Te Marino Trauma Informed Care for Māori, a publication which compiles relevant literature about trauma-informed care for Māori. Soon we will release three resources which detail historical examples of Māori responses to trauma. Specifically, trauma related to whenua (land), Education and Te Reo (language), and Hauora (Health).
These three resources, Ka Whawhai Tonu Mātou Land (Whenua), Ka Whawhai Tonu Mātou Te Reo and Education, and Ka Whawhai Tonu Mātou Hauora (Health) will be available for download from the Publications and Resources section of our website, so watch this space.