National Training Day for Trauma-Informed Care



Werry Workforce Whāraurau is pleased to offer the following national training day for mental health professionals working in Aotearoa.

This event will take place in New Plymouth on Tuesday 30 July 2019.





Key Highlights:


Associate Professor Nicola Atwool from the University of Otago will talk about how to work with children and whānau with a trauma history, and how important it is to work in a trauma-informed environment when supporting whānau in order to look after ourselves in the process.

Dr Moana Eruera and Dr Leland A.Ruwhiu from Oranga Tamariki: Ministry for Children will talk about Mā te muka e tiaki ngā rito: Māori experiences of trauma and approaches to wellbeing, how Māori perceive trauma and the practice of empowering tamariki Māori.


Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope:

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue and a cross-government issue. Much of the foundational research in this area has been referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). ACEs can be prevented and resilience can be learnt. 

To watch a preview of this documentary by Jamie Redford please click here.




For queries about this event please contact


Tuesday 30 July 2019
Venue information will be provided once registrations have closed
New Plymouth
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There is no cost to attend this event.


Associate Professor Nicola Atwool, Otago University

Dr. Leland Ruwhiu and Dr. Moana Eruera, Oranga Tamariki