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SSPA Kai & Kōrero: Learning over lunch, every third Tuesday of the month

With our ongoing commitment to provide learning and connection opportunities for our members and the wider sector, this is a new initiative for our SSPA whānau to join us online from wherever you are around the motu once a month. Each session the speaker will either be a SSPA member or someone we work closely with. 

You’re warmly invited to the first of our monthly online speaker series on 22 August from 12.15-1pm. This is an opportunity to support knowledge and insights exchange on kaupapa exploring the range of mahi across our community-based social services.

Bring along your kai and a hoamahi to connect for kōrero and learning from our SSPA members and friends.

Nau mai, haere mai, we look forward to seeing you there!

The Safe and Together Approach presented by Julie Sach, Tautoko Mai – Sexual Harm Support

The Safe and Together approach involves using a domestic violence informed lens to enhance child protection work. This child-centred model is based on the idea that children are best served when we can work toward keeping them safe and together with the non-offending parent (the adult domestic violence survivor). Research shows the approach leads to both a reduction in family violence and out of home placements for children.

Julie Sach

Julie Sach is the Social Change and Prevention Manager at Tautoko Mai (a SSPA member) and has worked in social services for 30 years plus and has a Masters in Counselling from Waikato University. She has worked in various settings including Corrections, Living Without Violence, Restorative Justice, Family Violence Death Review Committee and Te Puna Aonui.