Tuvalu Family Violence Prevention Training Programme
Toku Fou Tiale is fundamental to the Tuvalu cultural practices to help Tuvalu people build safe and healthier families.
This FREE programme focuses on the values that underpins Toku Fou Tiale concept and its significance as a solution to prevent family violence. Both Tuvalu 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.
The Tuvalu Conceptual Framework Toku Fou Tiale was developed by The Tuvalu Working Group: Telaki Taniela, Reverend Alee Talava, Apiseka Eka, Sagaa Malua, Beniamina Maatusi, Salota Telematua, Manuila Tausi. It was prepared by Manuila Tausi.
The Framework sets out to restore kaaiga ola filemu, and to achieve the optimum level of wellbeing in kaaiga Tuvalu. It begins with recognition of fakasauaaga i loto i te kaaiga – violence in the kaaiga.
Kaaiga (family) plays an important role in Tuvaluan society. The kaaiga in Tuvalu includes the extended family and kinship groups. Fale (households) may comprise more than one nuclear family and members of the extended family. If the kaaiga is functioning well, the health and wellbeing of its members and the wider community are less likely to be compromised, and the foundation for strong communities is maintained.
The term fakasauaaga describes violence. Fakasauaaga i loto i kaaiga or violence in kaaiga is a disruption in the optimum level of wellbeing in the kaaiga, resulting in a kaaiga tupu taua (volatile family) at the other end of the continuum of family wellbeing.
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