Trauma-informed approach when working with Pasifika people

Pacific social service provider Le Va has produced this learning module to raise awareness of the effects of trauma and a trauma-informed approach when working with Pasifika people and families, promoting a strengths-based approach aimed at holistic restoration of peoples' wellbeing.

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Trauma-informed approaches focus on recognising and validating the trauma experiences of people and their potential to heal despite these experiences. Culture plays an integral role in how we respond to trauma, healing and support.

When working with Pasifika people in New Zealand, Le Va promotes a strengths-based approach aimed at holistic restoration of peoples' wellbeing.

With the aim of wellbeing the learning module raises awareness of the effects of trauma and a trauma-informed approach, but specifically with a focus on a healing-centred approach when working with Pasifika people and families.

This module complements Le Va’s collaborative work with other national centres outlined in the downloadable document in the link below.

The service also has an Engaging Pasifika cultural competency training programme to ensure providers are equipped and confident to work effectively with Pasifika people and their families.

For more information and to download the learning module visit: https://www.leva.co.nz/resources/a-trauma-informed-approach-when-working-with-pasifika-people(external link)