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WORKSHOP - Atu-Mai digital approaches to youth wellbeing

  • Wellington City Library Meeting Room 65 Victoria Street Wellington, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)

This will be an interactive workshop which will require you to use an electronic device, either a mobile phone, laptop or tablet. The workshop will be facilitated in two parts where you will have the opportunity to complete online activities such as; interactive videos, building your very own Cultural Legacy Statement and entering a problem into a Problem-solving tool.

Part 1:  I AM – strengthening cultural identity

Research shows that by strengthening your cultural identity, you can increase your self-confidence and wellbeing. ‘I AM’ is a powerful tool designed to do just that; strengthen your self-worth, through culture. Ben will guide you through the online module during this workshop so that you can; discover your Pasifika cultural values, further, how you can apply them in today’s modern world.

During the first part of the workshop you will: (1) identify and explore your cultural values, (2) find out the benefits of walking in many worlds, (3) learn to problem solve when cultures collide, and (4) put your cultural values into action.

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Part 2:  The Aunty Dee problem solving tool

Aunty Dee is a free online tool for anyone who needs some help working through a problem or problems. It doesn’t matter what the problem is, you can us Aunty Dee to help you work through it.

Leilani will guide you through the Aunty Dee tool to work through a problem and because it’s a web-based tool, there are no big apps to download onto your mobile phone that uses up your devices storage space or your precious data.

It’s important to understand that Aunty Dee doesn’t generate content or provide answers for you, but instead guides you to think about and explore your problems in a structured way, helping you to find solutions before problems become overwhelming.

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Ben Tameifuna

Leilani Clarke 

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