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Issue 8April 2012
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New resources
Job opportunity
In the news
Upcoming events
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Kia ora and welcome to the latest newsletter from the NZFVC, a monthly update of resources, news and events for those working to prevent family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. 


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As we move into May, the Families Commission and the team at the Clearinghouse are busy putting the finishing touches on the one day Family Violence Symposium 2012: Strengthening Systems to Eliminate Family Violence.


The keynote speakers are Dr Marion Frere, from the Department of Justice in Victoria, Australia and Professor Darrin Hodgetts from the University of Waikato.

 There is also a series of workshops to choose from.

We hope to see many of you there in Wellington on 28 May. Read more and register now.


If you are based in or near Auckland there will be an opportunity to hear Dr Frere at a 90 minute public seminar in Auckland on 30 May. Details of this event and other upcoming events and training workshops are listed below.  


As we write, there is still time to make a submission on the Select Committee Inquiry into Preventing Child Abuse and Improving Children's Health Outcomes.  Submissions close Friday 4 May 2012.

Click here to read more and make a submission.


Read on for new books and other resources added to the

library in April, information on a job opportunity, and for News and Events listings. 


The NZFVC team

@ Tāmaki Innovation Campus
 The University of Auckland



New resources


Books, reports and other items


Here are some of the books, reports, and other resources added to the NZFVC library this month. Use the "read more" links to go to the NZFVC Library to read the full summary and request or download the item. Please contact us if any links are broken.  



 Addressing domestic violence in immigrant communities: critical issues for culturally competent services
by Rana, Sheetal ; Marin, Leni.
Applied Research, February 2012.
Harrisburg, Pa.: VAWNet, 2012.
Summary: This Applied Research paper provides an overview of the methodological issues in research used to generate knowledge of the nature and dynamics of domestic violence in immigrant communities ...

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Don't rape  Craccum, 2012, no. 6
Summary: This entire issue of Craccum, magazine of The University of Auckland's Students' Association focuses on the message "Don't rape". Articles cover rape culture ...

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Exposing the dark side of parenting: a report of parents' experiences of child and adolescent family violence
by McKenna, Mary ; O'Connor, Rosalie ; Verco, Jussey.
Adelaide, S.A.: Regional Alliance, 2010.
Summary: Thirty-four parents took part in this research reporting on the frequency and extent of the violence and abuse of their children toward family members ...

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Family violence across the lifespan : an introduction. 3rd ed.
by Barnett, Ola W ; Miller-Perrin, Cindy L ; Perrin, Robin D.
Thousand Oaks, Calif.  SAGE Publications 2011.
Summary: "Research from experts in the fields of psychology, sociology, criminology and social welfare provide broad coverage of current viewpoints and...

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Family violence: towards a holistic approach to screening and risk assessment in family support services
by Robinson, Elly ; Maloney, Lawrie.
AFRC Briefing, 2010, no. 17.
Melbourne, Vic.: Australian Family Relationships Clearinghouse, 2010.
Summary: This paper reviews the current research and literature specific to family violence screening and risk assessment. It is hoped that the paper will assist service ...

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From "real rape" to real justice : prosecuting rape in New Zealand  by McDonald, Elisabeth ; Tinsley, Yvette.
Wellington, N.Z. :  Victoria University Press, 2011.
Summary: Following a statement by the Law Commission that there would be value in an investigation of modication or replacement of the adversarial trial model in sexual cases, the study reported in this book set out to ... 

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Māori and social issues
edited by McIntosh, Tracey ; Mulholland, Malcolm.

Wellington, N.Z.: Huia, 2011. 
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga edited collections ; v.1
Summary: This book canvases a range of social issues that are significant for a better understanding of the experience and social environment of Māori, and important in that ...

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Managing recidivism amongst high risk violent men

by Salter, Michael.
Issues Paper: 23.
Sydney, NSW:   Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse, 2012.
Summary: Key points * Some men who abuse their partners are considered particularly high risk due to the frequency and/or severity of their violence, and their resistance to current intervention strategies ...

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Managing the risk of workplace violence to healthcare and community service providers: good practice guide
Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Labour,[2009].
Summary: This document provides practical guidance on managing the risk of violence to healthcare and community service providers. Occupational violence is ...

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"The program really gives you skills for dealing with real life situations": Results from the evaluation of the Sex + Ethics Program with young people from Wellington, New Zealand
by Carmody, Moira ; Ovenden, Georgia ; Hoffman, Amy.
[Bankstown, N.S.W. :   Centre for Educational Research, University of Western Sydney, 2011.
Summary: This "evaluation report provides the quantitative and qualitative research results for the eight (8) groups of young people who took part in the Sex + Ethics program in Wellington, New Zealand ...

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Relocation following parental separation: the welfare and best interests of children. Research report
by Taylor, Nicola J ; Gollop, Megan ; Henaghan, Mark.
Dunedin, N.Z.:   Centre for Research on Children and Families and Faculty of Law University of Otago, 2010.
Summary: Relocation disputes are widely regarded as one of the most controversial and difficult issues in family law internationally. The New Zealand Law Foundation funded a socio-legal research team from the University...

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Journal articles 


Use the links to read the article abstract or the full article if available. These articles are not held in the NZFVC Library collection, but may be obtained through your local library. 



Conceptualization of the complex outcomes of sexual abuse: a signal detection analysis
by Pechtel, Pia ; Evans, Ian M ; Podd, John V.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2011, 20(6): 677-694
Summary: Eighty-five New Zealand based practitioners experienced in treating adults with a history of child sexual abuse participated in an online judgment study ...

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Developing an empirical profile for elder abuse research in Canada
by Walsh, Christine A ; Yon, Yongjie.
Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect,

2012, 24(2): 104-119
Summary: This article provides a review of literature on elder abuse while identifying recommendations and directions for future research. Significant gaps in the knowledge base are identified ...

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Half-full or half-empty? Planning for women's safety in Victoria, Australia
by Whitzman, Carolyn.
Planning Theory and Practice, 2011, 12(3): 367-385 Summary: Over the past two decades there has been an emerging international consensus that locally coordinated efforts are effective in addressing violence and ...

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Spare the rod and spoil the child: Samoan perspectives on responsible parenting
by Pereira,  J.
Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 2010, 5(2): 98-109.
Summary: This paper explores Samoan understandings of responsible parenting. It argues the case for cultural difference in approaches to parenting, and for the emergence of a 'third space' in which cultural groups negotiate the globalizing pressures of Western values ...

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 Job opportunity


Research Project Manager 

The Interdisciplinary Trauma Research Centre at AUT University has a 0.5 FTE position available to manage the isafe trial, a study testing an innovative online intervention safety decision aid for abused women. Closing date 7 May 2012.

Click here for more information (Job ref: 16218). 









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