CALLING ALL ETHNIC* THERAPISTS and ETHNIC COMMUNITY WORKERS/VOLUNTEERS

Shama Hamilton Ethnic Women’s Centre and the Hon. Jenny Salesa, Minister for Ethnic Communities are co-hosting a national hui for ethnic community workers and ethnic therapists/counsellors.

Date: 24th July 2019
Time: 9am-5pm
Venue: Grand Hall, Parliament

This is a chance for people to come together and talk about how we develop a culturally responsive service for ethnic survivors of sexual violence in Aotearoa New Zealand, and an opportunity to strengthen our connections between our communities and therapists to create good pathways for working with trauma.

We welcome participation from ethnic therapists, counsellors and ethnic community workers and representatives from all sectors.  You do not have to be experienced in working with survivors of sexual violence – you just have to care about creating a good service and building connections to support wellbeing.  We want this hui to represent the diversity of our communities.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out our expression of interest (below).   Your attendance will be confirmed once we have received all funding and can confirm numbers.   We have some funds available for travel, so please let us know if you need support to attend this hui in Wellington.

This event is for people of ethnic backgrounds to come together.   The final session of the day will include a ‘feedback’ session that will be open to all interested parties including MPs, policy advisors and mainstream services.  If you are interested in attending this part of the day, please email Bex Fraser (details below) to receive information about this, and have your name added to the list of attendees.

Follow this link to register:

https://form.jotform.co/91396992289882

or contact Bex Fraser – rmfraser.rf@gmail.com if you would like more information about this hui.

Bex is also interested in hearing from you if you can’t attend, but you are a therapist who is interested in working with us in a culturally responsive national service for ethnic survivors of sexual violence. Please email and talk with us!

*Ethnic in this context refers to people living in New Zealand, who are not primarily of European, Māori or Pasifika descent.

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