In this webinar, join Angie Tangaere and Dr Penny Hagen from The Southern Initiative who have been working with whānau, community facilities, early child health services and researchers to understand how tamariki can be supported to have the best start in life.
Their approach brings together mātauranga, western science and lived experience of whānau to support systems change, and spaces, services and supports that enable tamariki to thrive. At the heart of their work is empowering whānau through an intentional tikanga and neuroscience approach.
Whānau lead the co-design process, developing insights and prototypes in response to the issues they identify as important. The approach disrupts traditional service-led, expert-led responses to social challenges and results in new capability, capacity and alternative whānau-led models driven by the outcomes that matter to whānau.
There is the potential to reconfigure spaces, services and support systems towards enabling families to connect, to build capability, to feel safe and have time out, to translate knowledge about parenting into their own world and support others in the same in way.
Supporting the service system to work with whānau as active participants in their wellbeing can be more challenging than expected. It can require changes to ourselves, our teams, our spaces, our services, our funding, our culture and reporting and ‘measuring’. It can challenge our ideas about what our role is in ‘helping’ families and children.
In this webinar, Angie Tangaere and Dr Penny Hagen will share key insights about their learnings from this approach, as well as the emerging opportunities and challenges.
Resources from the Webinar
- Powerpoint Slides
- Some prompt tools that might be useful for practice questions and reflections. Look at some of the practice shift cards (bottom left) on this link.
- The Kootuitui Report – ‘Changing Lives One Home At A Time – The Story of Ko Huiamano
- ‘What We Track‘ Tool
- Learning in Complex Settings – A case study of enabling innovation in the public sector