The Moana Framework outlines the qualities practitioners and their agencies can adopt along with questions to support practice within this. It is a tool to aid practitioners and agencies engage Pasifika youth and aiga/kainga/anau/families/whānau.
This framework was developed by staff at Te Aroha Noa Community Services, Theresa Chick, Donna MacNicol and Situe Fata who worked alongside Tracie Mafili’o and with a team of advisors to bring together the framework and have tested it with Pasifika practitioners around the country. Special thanks to the staff, Tupou Valu for the artwork and Chris Pohe for the design elements.
Thank you to Massey and MBIE for funding this research and the young people and their supporters and practitioners who assisted with the research. Thank you also to the advisory group who assisted in the development of The Moana Framework.