Waka Hourua Community Initiative: Tū Tama Wahine o Taranaki

by B Brown


Tū Tama Wāhine O Taranaki (TTW) is a, kaupapa Māori, health and social service across the Taranaki region, established in 1989 and incorporated in 1994 to deliver Suicide prevention and intervention through a collaborative project between Tū Tama Wāhine (TTW), the Taranaki Pasifika Services Trust (TPST) and Te Kotahi Research Institute, (TKRI) (collectively referred to as Tautoru). This partnership was established to address the complex and serious issue of whākamōmori amongst Taranaki Māori and Pasifika whānau. These partners hold a unique position within the Taranaki community that enables them to work with whānau, hapū, iwi and pacific networks that helps in the prevention of whākamōmori. While Tautoru also networked with community to assist whānau with appropriate and effective post–vention responses, TTW also believed that the issue of suicide is a national crisis, and especially apparent within their Taranaki whānau.

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ISBN978-1-98-850125-3 (Electronic)
978-1-98-850126-0 (Print)
CITATIONBrown, B. (2016). Waka Hourua Community Initiative: Tū Tama Wahine o Taranaki. Wellington, New Zealand: Te Kīwai Rangahau, Te Rau Matatini.