COVID-19: Our in-person workshops and events have been postponed or cancelled, but we are actively working to find other ways to deliver these sessions. For information about particular events, please see our Initiatives pages, or contact us directly by email at info@tepou.co.nz.

COVID-19: Our in-person workshops and events have been postponed or cancelled, but we are actively working to find other ways to deliver these sessions. For information about particular events, please see our Initiatives pages, or contact us directly by email at info@tepou.co.nz.

Attitudes, values, knowledge and skills

Let’s get real: Disability describes the essential attitudes, values, skills and knowledge needed by everyone working in disability.

Skills

The seven Real skills in Let’s get real: Disability are

  • Working with Māori
  • Working with families and whānau
  • Working with communities
  • Challenging stigma and discrimination
  • Upholding law, policy and practice
  • Maintaining professional and personal development 

The framework describes a disabled-person driven appraoch for providing quality disability services. The following values and attitudes underpin Let’s get real: Disability:

Values

  • Human rights
  • Respect
  • Service
  • Communities
  • Relationships

Attitudes

  • Compassionate, caring, sensitive, understanding
  • Enabling, encouraging, accepting, supportive
  • Genuine, warm, friendly, fun
  • Honest, fair, sincere, trustworthy
  • Non-judgemental, non-discriminatory, uncritical
  • Open-minded, culturally aware, self-aware, innovative, creative,     positive risk-takers
  • Optimistic, positive, enthusiastic, inspiring,
  • Patient, tolerant, flexible, accommodating
  • Professional, accountable, reliable, responsible
  • Resilient, emotionally strong, able to bounce back in the face of challenges
  • Understanding, perceptive, considerate, responsive