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Teu Le Va Caring for the relational distance of reciprocity towards a better solution- a Samoan perspective Wellington 9.40am-10.20am Tuesday 15 September.

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1 Teu Le Va Caring for the relational distance of reciprocity towards a better solution- a Samoan perspective Wellington 9.40am-10.20am Tuesday 15 September 2009 By Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann

2 Overview - Introduction-whether it’s in the arena of supported employment, or the wider area of disabilities, mental health and other determinants of health. There is only one question and one outcome- Introduction-whether it’s in the arena of supported employment, or the wider area of disabilities, mental health and other determinants of health. There is only one question and one outcome- How will this affect (Pacific) consumer/service user and their families in a positive way? How will this affect (Pacific) consumer/service user and their families in a positive way?

3 SOLUTIONS Past and Present learnings-Hurricanes vs Colonization Past and Present learnings-Hurricanes vs Colonization Supported Employment-Past.Present and Future Supported Employment-Past.Present and Future Cycle of Poverty Cycle of Poverty Le Va-Reciprocity-E tali le alofa i le alofa Le Va-Reciprocity-E tali le alofa i le alofa Recovery Recovery Fonofale Model Fonofale Model Seitapu Cultural & Clinical Competencies Seitapu Cultural & Clinical Competencies ASENZ & Pacific Supported Employment Principles END. ASENZ & Pacific Supported Employment Principles END.

4 CYCLE OF POVERTY UNEMPLOYMENT AOD ABUSE VIOLENCE FAMILY BREAKUP POOR HEALTH RECOVERY -EDUCATION RETRAINING

5 LE VA- In Samoan cultural context - Le Va or the gap is a sacred space - a relational space- a place that is respected, that is equal and that it maintains and promotes mana or a sense of dignity. In Samoan cultural context - Le Va or the gap is a sacred space - a relational space- a place that is respected, that is equal and that it maintains and promotes mana or a sense of dignity.

6 The gap The gap has a different meaning in a European context “Mind the Gap” – A British Railway versus Kuala Lumpur Rail Story “Mind the Gap” – A British Railway versus Kuala Lumpur Rail Story

7 Le Va versus The Gap The significant difference is that one is about inclusiveness and empowering whilst the other is about exclusiveness and maintaining power The significant difference is that one is about inclusiveness and empowering whilst the other is about exclusiveness and maintaining power

8 RECOVERY- the way forward PAST PRESENT LEARNINGS-RETHINK PAST PRESENT LEARNINGS-RETHINK FUTURE CREATIONS FUTURE CREATIONS PACIFIC PEOPLE & SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT PACIFIC PEOPLE & SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT EDUCATION/TRAINING EDUCATION/TRAINING

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11 Priniciples of Supported Employment-ASENZ: Open Employment, Wages and Benefits Placement First, Inclusiveness, Indivividualised and Ongoing Support, Choices & Career Development- Overlay with Pacific principles of Respecting Pacific culture Valuing family,Quality healthcare,working together- and the outcome will and the outcome will “affect Pacific consumer/service user and their families in a positive way”

12 The End Try a little kindness….


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