New Atu-Mai e-learning module on respectful relationships for Pasifika young people

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Le Va has launched a new e-learning module on respectful relationships for Pasifika young people. The module has been launched in time for Youth Week, which runs from 18 - 26 May 2019.

The module is part of Le Va's violence prevention programme Atu-Mai. Respectful Relationships is the second e-learning module in the programme. The first part focuses on Respectful Partner Relationships. It covers healthy partner relationships, unhealthy and abusive partner relationships and relationship tools. It involves a number of brief videos along with a quiz to test your knowledge. The other parts of this module are still being developed. They cover relationships and culture, consent and being an 'upstander.' 

The first module, I Am, was released when the Atu-Mai programme was launched in 2018. This module focuses on strengthening self-worth through culture. This includes exploring Pasifika cultural values and applying them in a modern world. 

The third module, Intergenerational Communication, will focus on how to navigate respecting elders and getting support from family. This module is still being developed.

To access the online learning modules, you need to create a profile and log in. It is free to create a profile and to complete the modules.

Atu-Mai is a five year national programme focused on strengthening Pasifika communities by developing confident and resilient Pasifika young people. The programme is designed to equip Pasifika young people and their families with the knowledge and tools to live violence-free. ACC partnered with and funded Le Va to develop and implement the programme. 

For more information about the Atu-Mai programme see Le Va's work on violence prevention. Also see our previous story National violence prevention programme for Pasifika young people launched.

For more information about Youth Week, see Ara Taiohi, the peak body for youth development in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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