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Mātauranga – Learning and Knowledge Building

The Whare Tukutuku approach incorporates the importance of continuous learning.  We want to create a safe learning space for kaimahi, practitioners, and pou whānau; one that provides opportunities for ongoing workforce development.

Whare Tukutuku aim to get communities thinking about alcohol and other drug care in a different way to enable new learning based on Māori views of wellness. Our training is centred in mātauranga, drawing on old and new knowledge care practices.

One example of this approach to incorporating opportunities for continuous learning is through Pae Tata Pae Tawhiti. This is an early intervention framework to engage with whānau and explore waipiro me te tarukino use and harms.

Pae Tata Pae Tawhiti enables a pathway to healing, using Māori self-determination and practitioner preferences for a ‘by Māori for Māori approach’. It is intended as a resource to guide kaimahi Māori who work in a range of AOD settings.

Te Rau Ora would like to acknowledge Andre and Waikaremoana for sharing Pae Tata Pae Tawhiti with Whare Tukutuku and allowing us scope to develop the framework further.

Dr Andre McLachlan
Centre for Health and Social Practice, Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC)

Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki
Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao, Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies, University of Waikato