This presentation is divided into 4 sections: 1.Our History 2.Current Context 3.Wh ā nau Ora & Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki 4.The Future - What Next?
The origin of Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki, dates back to 1881 and the plunder of Parihaka, where clear instructions were given to the remaining women to continue on with the work of our Tupuna and take on the roles and responsibilities of men in upholding Tikanga Maori and maintaining the care and wellbeing of whanau. The name Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki was placed upon the organisation by the late Matarena Rau-Kupa (Aunty Marj OBE) and Dr Huirangi Waikerepuru in recognition of the work being undertaken by its members to manaaki Taranaki whanau and to continue to challenge the practices of the coloniser. To reclaim, retain and re-align whanau to Tikanga Maori. Tu Tama Wahine i te w ā o te kore
Te Kitenga: He waka eke noa kia puawai te pae oranga o nga paaharakeke o Taranaki. Vision:Taranaki whanau have a secured sense of identity and connection to each other where all are able to contribute and participate in the maintenance of a peaceful, prosperous community. Mission:To protect and promote Tupuna knowledge as a means to support the liberation and development of whanau, hapu and iwi. To uphold TTW as a Kaupapa Maori values based organisation, with a commitment to achieve excellence in all areas of practice and service delivery.
To uphold Taranaki tikanga To positively transform the lives of whanau who come into contact with TTW To contribute towards hapu and iwi development and tangata whenua liberation through providing social service support and cultural education. To inform practice through evidenced based research
Ko Wai Matou? Who are we? Kaupapa Maori Social Service and Community Development organisation. Operating for over 21years throughout Taranaki. Premises are located in the Old Barrett Street Hospital Complex (approx 10 years) TTW works holistically with whanau, across all sectors. Currently hold 20+ service level or project based contracts and employs 28 staff All services are underpinned by Taranaki Tikanga and a strong Cultural Competency Framework Staff members occupy a number of positions on boards and collaborative groups both locally and nationally
Annually work with 600+ whanau and individuals, representing all hapu within the Taranaki district and iwi throughout Aotearoa. Work across all ethnic groups and ages. Organisational Stats: 75.4% Maori 2.6 % Pacific 8.8% Tauiwi 13.2 % Not Stated (2009) Hei Whakarapopoto:
Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki Inc. Whanau Ora Current Service Streams (2010-2011) Family Violence Whanau Support Social Work Parenting Tamariki and Rangatahi Services Counselling Mental Health Community Development Cultural Training and Development Research Arm Rongoa in development
Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki Inc. Whanau Ora Current Service Streams (2010-2011) Family Violence Men, Women's and children's programmes Family violence Whanau ora Support Worker Leadership and membership in local, regional and national networks Te Rito Family Violence Co-ordinator Whanau Support Social Work Intensive Social Work for whanau Kaitoko dedicated whanau support worker Strengthening Families Parenting Incredible years Parenting programme Toolbox parenting Programme Fatherhood programmes Motherhood programmes Tamariki and Rangatahi Services Advocates for children and young people 3 x social workers in schools After-school programmes Fresh Start 2010 Tupu Ake: Rangatahi Programme Children who witness family violence programme Counselling Individual and whanau therapy Clinical Supervision Mental Health Needs Assessment Service Co- ordination (Pakeke) Mental Health Services for Older people Community Development Crime prevention and Community Education School Prevention programmes Collaborative Iwi and Community events Sponsorship of community events Cultural Cultural support and supervision Whakairo and Raranga Cultural Oversight: monitoring and evaluation Training and Development Development of cultural framework and competencies External family violence Training External Evaluation Research Arm 2009-2012 Health Research Council NZ Whanau Project 2010 -12 HRC Rangatahi Resilience project Rongoa in development
Let’s dispel some common myths: 1. Whanau Ora has the potential to be everything to everyone 2. That “Whanau Ora is separatist & racist” 3. That “Whanau Ora” has heaps of $$$ We can’t do it alone Whanau Ora is not the answer to everything But, it is a good start to enabling us to work co- operatively with one another to realise the goals and aspirations of Taranaki Ora.
We must be aspirational, have a phased approach which is meaningful, relevant and practical.
It’s not a new name or a new Kaupapa… but Since 2009, Wh ā nau Ora now has a National identity, agenda and key dates: National Taskforce established (June 2009), Report released (April 2010) Expressions of Interest (Closed July 2010) Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki and Tui Ora Ltd announced among 25 Provider groups as Whanau Ora Providers (Oct 2010) Letter of Engagement (February 2011) Taranaki Whanau Ora Programme of Action (31/05/11) Taranaki Whanau Ora Business Case (30/06/11)
“A future where whanau are self- determining; living healthy lifestyles; participating fully in society and in Te Ao Maori; and are economically secure, cohesive, resilient and strong.” Hon Tariana Turia, February 2011 Taranaki whanau have a secured sense of identity and connection to each other where all are able to contribute and participate in the maintenance of a peaceful, prosperous community. TTW Governance and Management 2010 Te Kitenga: He waka eke noa kia puawai te pae orange o nga paaharakeke o Taranaki. What is Whanau Ora? Whanau Ora is an inclusive approach to providing services and opportunities to families across New Zealand. It empowers families as a whole, rather than focusing separately on individual family members and their problems. It requires multiple Government agencies to work together with families rather than separately with individual family members. It will be available to all families in need across New Zealand. Source TPK Retrieved March 2011 http://www.tpk.govt.nz/en/in-focus/whanau-ora/faq/http://www.tpk.govt.nz/en/in-focus/whanau-ora/faq/
The POA articulates the strategic direction and whanau ora approach 6 Focus Areas: 1.Relationship Management 2.Infrastructure 3.Integrated Contracting 4.Workforce & Practice Development 5.Monitoring and Evaluation 6.Action Research 7.Innovation
1. Strengthening Internal Infrastructure and Services 2. Strengthening Social Service / Health coordination & integration 3. Strengthening Community Response
Review of Cultural Competency Framework to align with Whanau Ora principles Implementation of Whanau Ora intake, assessment, planning, co-ordination process. Redistribution and identification of staff roles, streamlining of services. Identification of key liaison and coordination positions.
INTAKEASSESSMENT TEAMASSIGNMENT TO TEAM FV Team Leader & Community Liaison SW Team Leader & Community Liaison Cultural Team Leader & Community Liaison Mental Health Team Leader & Community Liaison Whanau Ora Navigators specialising in Family Violence Whanau Ora Navigators specialising in Social Work Support Whanau Ora Navigators specialising in Maori Interventions Whanau Ora Navigators specialising in Health Needs assessment Whanau / Individual planning Implementation and service coordination Needs assessment Whanau / Individual planning Implementation and service coordination Needs assessment Whanau / Individual planning Implementation and service coordination Needs assessment Whanau / Individual planning Implementation and service coordination Review Exit Review Exit Review Exit Review Exit SPECIALISED SERVICES: Family violence, Counselling, Rongoa Services, Youth resiliency programmes...
Hoani and Aroha have 3 children. Although the whanau were living outside of their tribal area they had strong but unrecognised (by them) whakapapa to several Taranaki iwi. This whanau was referred to TTW by CYF. Aroha was in part time employment and carried the entire responsibility of managing the household in all its aspects because Hoani had abandoned his responsibilities as a father, parent and husband. Hoani had a chronic back injury and had defined himself as “sick”, therefore incapable. Although Aroha was attempting to lead the whanau she felt “bogged down” and was physically and emotionally exhausted by Hoani’s lack of support and continual undermining of her efforts. This whanau was existing on Aroha’s part-time wages supplemented by Working for Families entitlements.
Hoani was particularly embittered about the “State” and in particular ACC’s refusal to recognise that he had sustained a work related back injury (which had actually occurred while he was at work and required hospital treatment before and after the incident). Their 2 boys were identified and diagnosed with ADHD, and periodically one was placed in a state resourced respite care facility which had been extended for several months. Both boys were disruptive at home, at school and in the community, were truant, with one in particular running away from home and school. Child and Adolescence (TDHB) were also involved with these children.
Accompanied to GP - to secure the referral to ACC (G.P. had been refusing for many years to give Hoani a referral because Hoani was perceived as being aggressive when making his request). Kaimahi visit to ACC to advocate the removal of the trespass notice on Hoani from ACC premises. Accompanied to ACC - on several occasions. Secured recognition by ACC for the injury and ongoing complications and ACC entitlements. Accompanied to Work and Income to ensure they were receiving their correct entitlements (Their financial situation began to improve). Their unregistered and unwarranted vehicle was brought up to date. Dental treatment was accessed for Hoani, with a full dental reconstruction. School resources, sports and full school uniforms were provided by the organisation for the children so that they blended in with their peers. Advocacy meetings were undertaken at school and in truancy forums. Hoani attended Maori Men’s Family Violence Education Programme with TTW (for over a year) – Hoani was referred to this programme because he had physically assaulted a child where he came to the attention of CYF and Police. He remained in denial about this assault for several months often blaming the child for his violence before finally admitting and then disclosing previous assaults on his son. Whanau Case Study One (cont)
Although he wasn’t physically abusive to Aroha he was psychologically and emotionally manipulative, often using the children to undermine Aroha and her attempts to reduce the chaotic lack of boundaries within the home. Hoani began to recognise the need for them both to work together at parenting and to establish tikanga within the home. Children attended TTW ‘After School Programmes’; a variety of enrichment and resilience building programmes based around Mana enhancing tikanga activities. The children were responsive and enjoyed the attention where it became obvious to facilitators that Manu was a particularly bright child who was not being approached correctly at school or home. Housing (5 people living in 2 bedroom house) - Housing New Zealand were approached on several occasions for a new home for this family. This was unsuccessful however the whanau was supported to secure private accommodation of a 4 bedroom home, closer to facilities. Aroha was supported to secure new employment closer to her home. Hoani was encouraged and supported to return to his Hapu, for close to a month where he was in wananga and was involved in various Hapu activities. With all the “little” victories the whanau had been experiencing it was at this point that Hoani felt his mana was enhanced. Whanau Case Study One (cont)
During the period TTW was involved with the whanau there were numerous crises involving the Hoani’s interaction with Aroha and the children which were dealt with as they arose. These were also used as teaching opportunities to strengthen the family’s ability to work together as a team. Aroha felt she was able to relax and relinquish some of her controlling behaviours as Hoani’s re- exercised his parenting responsibilities. The above actions are only a sample of some of the interaction which took place with this whanau. TTW kaimahi worked with this whanau for over 18 months. There were several points throughout their involvement with TTW where the whanau met to discuss possibilities and directions they could take together (planning sessions). These children were on a pathway towards possible removal from their home by CYF, the boys were on a pathway towards expulsion from school and heading towards youth justice, Hoani was heading towards incarceration for his assaults on their son and Aroha was heading towards Mental Health services. To date this whanau is no longer under CYF or Police scrutiny; the children are all attending school. Hoani is engaged in part-time study and Moana has full-time employment.
There were several victories for this whanau because, Kaimahi: 1. Were prepared to take the time to gain their trust; 2. Were skilled in recognising the complex weave of this particular whanau; 3. Did not get side tracked into “doing for instead of doing with”; and 4. Were able to empower the whanau to take charge by walking alongside them for an extended period of time.
Better communication and a coordinated effort to achieve a “double door” approach to whanau centred services. Identification of clearer care pathways and information sharing between TTW and Health providers. TTW Health liaison representative. Lead by example – emphasis on Kaupapa Maori Models of Practice Family Violence training
Provision of: Dedicated ‘Social Service’ Forum ‘Whanau’ Focus Group Community Workshops – themed forum designed to capture the needs and aspirations of: 1.Wahine 2.Tane 3.Kaumatua 4.Rangatahi
Opportunity: Hononga/Whakanohonoho Coexistence Self Reliance Lowest level, where organisations are self reliant and no formal communication Communication Shared Information Common form of working, informal meetings and information Cooperation Shared Resources Involves more formalised meetings and exchanges to achieve collective goals Co-ordination Shared Work Sharing on Regular basis Regular exchanges and specific undertakings Autonomy further attenuated Working on projects together Collaboration Shared responsibility Formal partnership Shared policies &/or practices Autonomy further attenuated still Working together on common goals
Skills in service coordination particularly FV and MH services Facilitation and support to develop relevant cultural competency framework for organisations Formal relationships to support the delivery of specified whanau ora services. Staff development. Clinical Whanau Ora governance and liaison A research arm that informs best practice and provides evidence base. A knowledge base that would allow for the further development and evaluation of whanau centered services. The ability to coordinate Maori specific strategies into care initiatives.
Projects and Initiatives that address: Family Violence Social Justice, Cultural re-claimation and Community Development Education, Training and Employment Being healthy and enjoying a high standard of living Providing “Evidence Based” research.
Social Service Case Management Forum Kaupapa Maori Kaumatua care facility Men’s Whare Nurturing Centre
Whanau Ora has selected: Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki and Tui Ora Ltd to lead in the co- ordination of family-centred services in Taranaki. What Whanau Ora means to us is the realisation of Taranaki Ora! The success and sustainability of Taranaki Ora is dependent on mutual effort and commitment.