Aims to improve violence intervention programme responsiveness to Māori by sharing success stories and ‘lessons learned’ from the VIP programmes that are already working well for Māori.
This resource was born out of a desire by Violence Intervention Programme (VIP) coordinators working in hospitals across New Zealand to increase the effectiveness of the programme for Māori.
Independent evaluation results show that VIP indicators for cultural responsiveness have been increasing over time but more slowly and more variably than others. This resource aims to improve VIP programme responsiveness to Māori by sharing success stories and 'lessons learned' from the VIP programmes that are already working well for Māori.
The Ministry of Health commissioned Jigsaw to gather these stories between May and June 2012. They reflect the knowledge and expertise of VIP and health and social service practitioners from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. We would like to acknowledge all who have contributed to this resource.
It is hoped that Increasing VIP Programmes' Responsiveness to Māori will inspire further reflection and action so that all who engage with the VIP programme will benefit.
JIGSAW is a network of 44 social service agencies working on the front line to prevent child abuse and support families to raise their children in safe, nurturing ways.