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Development of the mana-enhancing paradigm for practice Mereana Wi-Kaitaia, Leland Ruwhiu and Moana Eruera

By: Wi-Kaitaia, Mereana.
Contributor(s): Ruwhiu, Leland A | Eruera, Moana.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children, 2021Description: electronic document (16 pages0 ; PDF file.ISBN: 978-0-9951060-6-2 .Subject(s): Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children | CHILD PROTECTION | CHILD WELFARE | CHILDREN | FAMILIES | MĀORI | SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE | Te Toka Tūmoana | YOUNG PEOPLE | WELLBEING | ORA | RANGAHAU MĀORI | TAIOHI | TAITAMARIKI | TAMARIKI | TIKANGA TUKU IHO | TOKO I TE ORA | WHĀNAU | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online | Access the website Summary: This is the last of three papers which describe the evidence gathering and consultation that has underpinned Oranga Tamariki’s more recent commitment to move frontline social work practice to a Māori-centred approach. This short paper traces the history of Te Ao Māori values and tikanga that culminated in the development of the mana-enhancing paradigm for social work practice. The purpose is to inform a statutory social work practice paradigm shift for Oranga Tamariki from a western/Eurocentric position to a Māori-centred position. It draws from academic discourse, oral narratives and research relating to Te Ao Māori and social work. (From the website). Record #7335
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This is the last of three papers which describe the evidence gathering and consultation that has underpinned Oranga Tamariki’s more recent commitment to move frontline social work practice to a Māori-centred approach.



This short paper traces the history of Te Ao Māori values and tikanga that culminated in the development of the mana-enhancing paradigm for social work practice.

The purpose is to inform a statutory social work practice paradigm shift for Oranga Tamariki from a western/Eurocentric position to a Māori-centred position. It draws from academic discourse, oral narratives and research relating to Te Ao Māori and social work. (From the website). Record #7335

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