Family Works Regional Conference 2017
Workshop Session: Every Whanau has a Story – What’s Yours?
by Paul Watkins, Team Leader at Family Works Te Hononga
When: 3:15PM – 4:30PM, Tuesday 18th July 2017 Room: Lyell Creek 1
Warning this is an interactive workshop – It could cause changes that will enhance and challenge your practice. The essence of Biculturalism, is that we grow in each others strengths. “Every Whanau Has A Story, What’s Yours?” is an indigenous tool to assist the practitioner to be able to engage, assess and plan with Tamariki and their Whanau, by applying Whiti Whiti Korero – The Art of Spiral Discourse. This tool will resonate, reciprocate and rejuvenate your practice to ensure you give back Mana rather than take Mana from the Tamariki and their Whanau we are privileged to serve.
Originally from a small island west of here, known as “STRAYA”, I am part of the convict exchange programme for social workers between Aussie and Aotearoa NZ. After 28 years working in a variety of social services of Aotearoa, I am yet to have received a letter from the Australian Government to ask me to return to my homeland. “ What’s that about ?” I promise to be stimulating and as humourus as it is practically possible or you will be guaranteed your money back, wait a minute, the conference is free. Ok, if you want to come along you will receive a complimentary gift, plus one attendee will receive a free set of steak knives. This workshop will inspire and encourage your inner creativity to emerge.