SUPPORTING RESILIENCE IN YOUNG PEOPLE PROVIDES A BETTER START
A Better Start National Science Challenge has awarded Dr Karolina Stasiak and Tania Cargo from the University of Auckland $1.4 million over 2 and a quarter years to pilot the implementation of tools into schools in South Auckland, to increase access to quality support for rangatahi well-being.
Given the Treaty of Waitangi and the importance of partnership, participation and protection, rangatahi Māori and their whānau must have access to at least bi-cultural interventions, which have been shown to work. This means implementing HABITs into more schools nationally, implementing HABITs as a digital youth hub, hosting evidence-based BITS, including those of other developers, implementing a Kaupapa Māori qualitative study and implementing HABITs as an online clinical trials centre.
“This includes ensuring Māori cultural values are embedded and evaluated in our approach,” he says......