Te pā harakeke: Nurturing care in the first 1000 daysThis framework outlines fundamental principles and recommendations to improve service delivery for vulnerable pēpi* in the first 1000 days. Pēpi experience the world through the relationship they have within their whānau (extended families), and these early experiences set them up for how they interpret the world as they grow older. It is imperative, therefore, that both pēpi and whānau are supported during this crucial period so that pēpi, and their communities, can truly thrive. Kaupapa Māori informed practices understood through mātauranga Māori (Māori ways of knowing, being and doing) recognise pēpi and tamariki as taonga. Adopting this world view to inform and underpin service design and delivery for infant mental health ensures whānau and community are partners in the design, development and delivery of services.
* Pēpi – is Māori and Polynesian for baby/young child
Whānau – is Māori for extended family group
Pēpi and Whānau is, therefore "child and family"
Organization: South Island Child Health Alliance (New Zealand)
Web link: https://www.sialliance.health.nz/wp-content/uploads/Te-Pa-Harakeke-Nurturing-Care-in-the-first-1000-days-Framework.pdf