Ethnic Specific Programmes

The Nga Vaka Conceptual Frameworks inform eight ethnic specific programmes. The programmes provide participants with an in-depth insight to cultural approaches to achieving family wellbeing, especially when dealing with family violence.

This cultural training has been developed to target qualified Pacific practitioners such as social workers, counsellors etc., either working specifically with Pacific families in the area of family violence or who are working with Pacific families and deal with family violence incidences or support as part of their wider work.

The ethnic specific programmes also allow attendance of those who have participated in the Part 1 “Introduction to Family Violence” programme and/or who are Pacific community support workers and members of the Pacific community who have a basic understanding of family violence legislation, data trends around family violence, safety and planning and managing risk for Pacific peoples and their families.

Each ethnic-specific programme is delivered in a combination of one of the ethnic Pacific languages and English.

The programme is FREE, however, due to high demand, limited spaces are available.

Part 2 - Key Info: 

  • Description: The ethnic specific programmes give participants an in-depth insight to cultural approaches to family wellbeing when dealing with family violence, specific to one of the eight Pacific nations 
  • What you learn: Cultural approaches to achieving family wellbeing specifically when working with Pacific families impacted by family violence
  • For: Qualified Pacific family violence practitioners and social workers and those work with Pacific victims, perpetrators or their families as part of their wider work
  • Cost: Free
  • Registration: Preference is given to Pacific practitioners working with Pacific families

Upcoming sessions




Kiribati Family Violence Training 

Manukau, Auckland

19 July, 20 July, 21 July 2018

Samoan Family Violence Training


25 July, 26 July, 27 July 2018


Please contact Akesa Filimoehala-Burling (Programme Manager, Pacific Family Violence Training Programme) to register. 

Mobile: (021) 043 8043

Office: (09) 869 2433 ext – 206