Centring on Māori Solutions for Alcohol and Other Drug Use

Our objective is to build the capacity in our communities and amongst workforces to centre the response to the needs of whānau living with substance use, and addiction-related issues.

Hauora for Māori is about connection, manaakitanga and cultural interventions that address wellbeing in a holistic way.

The key to understanding the benefit of culturally focused therapies and approaches is recognising what gives purpose and value to the relationship and the ability of helpers to engage with a person and their whānau in a meaningful culturally safe way.

Te Rau Ora provide a range of activities that connect and reconnect people through leadership, learning, community enhancement, addiction workforce scholarships and work-based placements, always putting people at the heart of what we do.

Visit Te Pātaka o Whare Tukutuku: www.wharetukutuku.com to find out about
Māori Centred solutions for whānau and workforces

 The Alcohol and Drug Workforce Innovation & Partnership

In 2019, Te Rau Ora and New Zealand Drug Foundation established a partnership and approach to workforce development and addiction through an integrated model of prevention. Our overall objective was to create a future addiction workforce that is whānau-centred and community-focused, flexible, redesigned for new scopes of practice, culturally competent and willing to innovate to improve Māori health outcomes and reduce disparities. As an outcome of this Innovation, we developed Whare Tukutuku.

He Puna Whakaata

He Puna Whakaata is a resource and training program integrating Māori concepts with the principles of motivational interviewing.

It utilises a Te Whare Tapa Whā framework to make some aspects of mātauranga Māori more accessible to whānau engaged in change. The therapeutic activities described in He Puna Whakaata are discrete activities, each with its own focus.

For further information about this training contact: sarah.kinred@terauora.com

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