E Tū Whānau (ETW) is a transformative Kaupapa Māori strategy which has been working to mobilise communities to address violence within whānau since 2008. This article explores the relationship between the Kaupapa Māori approach used by ETW and the Western
evidence on community mobilisation (CM). CM is a public health and community development strategy (Trewartha, 2020), which is very aligned to community psychology (Rappaport & Seidman, 2000). The relationship is explored using He Awa Whiria, the Braided Rivers Model developed by Angus Macfarlane.
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