Raising trauma awareness for caregivers and people working with children and whānau
Tēnā koutou ko ngā mareikura, ko ngā whatukura mai i te Wehenga o ngā Rangi ki te Ao mārama nei,
Aroaro mai ki te kaupapa nui, hei paeroa mō ngā kanohi ora e heke tonu mai ana.
Kia mau pai ngā ringa ki te aka matua i herea o runga, o raro,
He whakapapa, he rauru, he oranga heke iho i te Wāhi Ngaro.
Mauri ora ki a tātou katoa, ka huri.
We greet you feminine and masculine guardians
Clearing the celestial pathways for those yet to arrive,
May the life-force be with us all.
Children/tamariki come from many backgrounds. They are the face of their ancestors and will lead us all into the future. Tamariki hold the hopes and dreams of their whānau, community and Aotearoa. They are at the centre of all that we do.
It is our responsibility to help tamariki thrive. There is a need for everyone working with tamariki to understand the impacts of trauma on the behaviour and wellbeing of tamariki, whānau and communities. With this knowledge we can build on people’s strengths, relationships and available resources to support healing.
Trauma-informed care includes the wellbeing of workers and recognises the role of individuals and organisations to create cultures that promote healing and empowerment and work to avoid inadvertently re-traumatising people.
Here, you will find a collection of resources on trauma-informed care that are relevant when supporting tamariki and whānau in Aotearoa. Some include international websites with their own tools and resources that may need adapting when used in the Aotearoa New Zealand context.
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