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Māori symposium (online)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 3 August 2022 9am-4.30pm (NZ time) Join us for a one day Live-Streamed event to explore practice with Māori (the indigenous peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand) to contribute to your Continuing Professional Development. This symposium is an initiative to support social workers but will have great relevance for all professionals committed to culturally responsive practice and meeting Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. Tickets ($NZ90) and more information available from:...

Damning ICU report reveals systemic inequities for Māori health (

Calls for upheaval in the health system are being amplified by a new study that reveals Māori are far more likely to be admitted to Intensive care after trauma or with sepsis, than non-Māori; and once admitted Māori have an increased likelihood of dying. Analysing data of more than 50,000 patients admitted to hospital over 10 years the research from the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand (MRINZ) reveals Māori patients were more likely than European patients to die within 180 days of...

Support our mothers to be the best that they can be

Mothers need our support and guidance to become the best mother that they can be for their children Social workers and principals/teachers in New Zealand MUST use best practices in order to keep those they work with, both children and their parents safe Currently, there are far too many social workers and principals/teachers that do not use best practices causing significant harm to our parents and their children. Sadly, many professionals using bad practices are women, many are mothers.

Find the WHY to know WHAT to do

Once you find the WHY Then you can find the WHAT WHY the behaviour WHAT I NEED TO DO In order to address a problem In order to address a behaviour You need to find out WHY it is happening That requires a thorough ecological assessment The collection of evidence from a number of sources Analysing the evidence To see if it matches If the evidence does not match You have to go and find more evidence TRUTH is when you get the same message From all sources When you have the TRUTH Then you can...

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