This presentation provides guidance for workers when partnering with Māori and Pacifika whānau/families. • Partnering with Māori Whānau: Stacey Porter Stacey descends from Ngai Takoto, Ngāti Kahu and Ngāpuhi in the far north, and Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Maru on the east coast. Stacey has a background in kaupapa māori and extensive experience in Māori mental health, Māori policy, Māori education and community legal needs. Stacey is currently completing a diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also provides cultural support to Health Connections delivering enhanced primary health care at Auckland’s alternative education, youth justice, care and protection residences. With the support of our Kaumātua, Stacey brings passion for structure and critical analysis of traditional concepts to ensure the Werry Workforce Whāraurau team can develop sustainable, authentic best practices that will benefit all projects intended to meet the needs of mokopuna. Mauri ora! • Engaging with Pasifika Families: Mali Erick Mali’s role at Werry Workforce Whāraurau is to ensure that the Pacific workforce needs are acknowledged in all Werry workforce initiatives. She has a degree in Social Work, a Graduate Certificate in Dual Diagnosis (Mental Health & Drugs and Alcohol) and holds an Incredible Years Positive Parent Certificate. Mali is a member of the Northern B Ethic committee appointed by the Minster of Health, Hon. Tony Ryall as from July 2012, as well as a member of the ANIVA, Pacific Health Leadership group. Mali works two days a week for Werry Workforce Whāraurau and on her free days she delivers the Incredible Years program with a focus on Pacific parents in the community.