The Kipa Whānau from Palmerston North share their story at Te Anga Mua Whānau Ora Research Hui in Wellington, 23 November 2012.
A Whānau recovery story
Kim speaks about using the PATH planning process introduced to them by Kataraina Pipi. Graphics used in the PATH mean that whānau don’t have to be able to read or write to be involved in the planning. The kaupapa of the whānau planning is whānau being able to dream. This was an opportunity to try something different. Each of eight Whānau did their own PATH and then they did a collective one.
“A big part of it was giving ourselves permission to dream.”
Phil Skipper: “Whānau Ora is about peace and harmony.” “Whānau Ora doesn’t work for you, you work. It puts things into perspective for you.”
Manny Kipa highlighted the importance of being loved and cared for, and of being encouraged to be who you are.
Kim’s question for researchers: Are we building whānau capacity?