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He Kokonga Whare (HKW): Māori Intergenerational Trauma and Healing Programme

Korowai DRJ2011 - 2016  |  Health Research Council of New Zealand

Te Atawhai o Te Ao has taken on a major research programme called He Kokonga Whare: Māori Intergenerational Trauma and Healing. This programme will run from October 2011 to September 2016.

We are only the second Māori led programme awarded by the Health Research Council (HRC) in 20 years, and we have made history as the first HRC programme to be awarded to a community-based host.

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Te Ara Hā Asthma Self-Management Programme

Piupiu12016 - 2018 | In association with Dr. Tristram Ingham and Bernadette Jones of University of Otago

Te Ara Hā programme looks to generate new knowledge through a culturally-appropriate asthma support programme for tamariki and their whānau, whilst at the same time building health literacy, incorporating tikanga and mātauranga Māori, and empowering tamariki and their whānau to be in control of asthma management. The research will provide evidence of the effectiveness of a health literacy-based intervention, with potential to inform reconfiguration of service delivery/policy in both primary and secondary care.

Researchers: Dr Cherryl Smith and Susie Wakefield.

He Kura: Asthma Support for Māori tamariki at School

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2015 - 2017 | In association with University of Otago 

This three-year project aims to improve asthma knowledge by identifying the specific needs of Māori children with asthma in the primary school environment. An asthma toolkit will be developed and assessed for reducing asthma-related absences and quality of life amongst asthmatic children.

Te Atawhai o Te Ao has contracted with Dr. Tristram Ingham and Bernadette Jones of University of Otago.

Researchers: Dr Cherryl Smith and Susie Wakefield

HKW: the Whenua, Historical Trauma and Health Outcome project

Whenua1 DRJ2012 - 2016  |  He Kokonga Whare: Māori Intergenerational Trauma and Healing Programme

This project is led by Dr John Reid who is based at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. The purpose of this project is to conceptualise and measure historical trauma by examining land alienation among eight whānau from different hapū within Ngāi Tahu. A survey of 100 participants from Ngāi Tahu will measure the impact of historical trauma using a questionnaire that has been adapted from one used in projects by Professor Karina Walters in her work on historical trauma.

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