Tongan Family Violence Prevention Training Programme

Fofola e fala kae talanoa e kāinga concept is fundamental to the Tongan cultural practices to help Tongan people build safe and healthier families. The Nga Vaka o Kaiga Tapu programme is the centrepiece of the Pasefika Proud initiative which aims to prevent family violence among Pacific communities.

This FREE programme focuses on the values that underpins Fofola e fala kae talanoa e kāinga concept and its significance as a solution to prevent family violence. Both Tongan and English languages will be used to ensure your knowledge and experience is shared to enhance the discussion.

This training will strengthen practitioners professional practice and also support our community at large within the context of family violence.

Entry is open to practitioners and community leaders, including community members who may engage with Tongan families to prevent family violence.

The programme will take place over 3 days:

  • Friday 12 March, 6pm - 9pm
    Venue: University of Waikato, Education Building (enter Gate 5 off Hillcrest Road)
  • Saturday 13 March, 6pm - 9pm
    Venue: Hamilton Methodist Parish Auditorium
  • Saturday 20 March: 9am - 4pm
    Venue: Hamilton Methodist Parish Auditorium

Facilitated by Rev Saane and Penisimani Langi

Please refer to the table below for those who should attend:

1. Tongan practitioners working in family violence in the social and health services including other Pacic practitioners in mainstream providers
2. Tongans who may support/infuence (or be in a position to support/infuence) those affected by family violence, as part of their community roles (e.g.: youth work, community, sports, church work etc)
3.

Tongan professionals (e.g.: doctors, nurses, teachers, ECE providers) who are not specialists in family violence but may be interested in learning more about the application of laws, theories and tools to support family violence prevention in their areas of work

4.

Mainstream providers who deliver services and programmes to Tongans and other Pacific peoples affected by family violence

To register your interest CLICK HERE

To find out more, contact: Manu Otutaha-Bennett | M: 021599379 | E: ngavaka@thecausecollective.org.nz

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