Historical trauma and whānau violence

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This webinar was presented by Professor Leonie Pihama on 31 October 2019


Leonie PihamaProfessor Leonie Pihama
Te Ātiawa, Ngā Māhanga a Tairi, Waikato
Leonie Pihama is a mother of six and a grandmother of three. Leonie is Professor of Māori Research at Ngā Wai
A Te Tūī Research Institute, Unitec and Director of Māori and Indigenous Analysis Ltd, a kaupapa Māori
research company. Leonie is a leading kaupapa Māori educator and researcher. She was a recipient of the Hohua Tūtengaehe Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (Health Research Council) and the inaugural Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga Senior Māori Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Washington. In 2015, Leonie was awarded the ‘Te Tohu Pae Tāwhiti Award’ (NZARE) for excellence in Māori Educational Research and as Director of Te Kotahi Research Institute accepted the ‘Te Tohu Rapuora Award (Health Research Council) to recognise significant contribution to Māori health excellence and leadership. Leonie has served on the Māori Health Committee for the Health Research council and on a number of key boards including Māori Television, Te Māngai Pāho, and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.  Leonie is currently the Principal Investigator on three Health Research Council projects, ‘He Oranga Ngākau: Māori Approaches to Trauma Informed Care’, ‘Honour Project Aotearoa’, and ‘He Waka Eke Noa: Māori cultural frameworks for violence prevention and intervention’.

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  Historical trauma and whānau violence

Leonie Pihama, Ngaropi Cameron and Rihi Te Nana (2019)
Issues Paper 15, New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse 

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