Manaaki Mana Enhancing & Mana Protecting Practice

The Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 2017 (SACAT) has replaced the Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Act 1966. One of the key expectations of the new legislation is that services involved in the compulsory assessment and treatment of substance-related harm will demonstrate manaaki i.e. mana enhancing and protecting practice.  To help practitioners and services implement this whakaaro with integrity Te Rau Matatini has developed two resources.

Te Rau Matatini aims to help practitioners more deliberate in integrating mātauranga Māori into their daily practice. This means practitioners and services need to understand their therapeutic intent and for them to be deliberate and reflexive in their practice.

The first resource,  Manaaki: Mana enhancing and Mana protecting practice - A Practitioner Resource gives an overview of Manaaki in the clinical context and can be downloaded click here. The second resource builds on the first and is a self-directed learning resource that looks more specifically at the context which is SACAT and will be able to be down loaded from here soon. The last resource will give some guidance about how manaaki can be implemented and developed across core clinical processes such as assessment, intervention planning and continuing care.