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Issue 12August 2012
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New resources
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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Featured this month is our new selected bibliography on Elder abuse and neglectThis highlights key New Zealand and international research and resources on this topic. It is available on the NZFVC website in a variety of file formats. 


In the News section, concerns continue to be raised about changes to the Family Court compromising the safety of people experiencing family violence. These include unacceptable delays in a new processing system in Auckland, the introduction of fixed fees for legal aid in family law and ongoing concerns about the Family Disputes Resolution service proposed in the Family Court reforms announced at the beginning of August.
Funding oopunities are open: Te Punanga Haumaru, to support whānau and community-driven action to encourage positive social behaviour in children and reduce bullying in the home and community; and two funds for those working with Pasefika communities to prevent family violence. Consultation on the Children's Commissioner's paper  Solutions to Child Poverty is also underway.

Check the Events section for *NEW* listings. Also a reminder that the White Ribbon Men's Hui will be held on the North Island's East Coast this month (21-23 September) and registration is now open for the Women's Refuge conference in Blenheim (26-27 October).


We have made some minor formatting changes in each of the sections this month. Your feedback is always welcome.


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Read on for more new resources, news and events.


 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.


Please note: ü  is used as this software does not support a macron over "u".


New Zealand


Confrontational crime in New Zealand : findings from the 2009 Crime and Safety Survey.  - Wellington : Ministry of Justice, 2011. 14 p.
Summary: This focus paper expands upon the findings of the 2009 New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS). The paper analyses people's experiences of "confrontational crime", where the offender was their partner or a person well-known to them... Read more



Elder abuse and neglect: a selected bibliography . - Auckland : New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, 2012. 10 p.
NZFVC seleced bibliography, August 2012.

 Summary: This selected bibliography focuses on research on elder abuse in New Zealand, and international literature readily available on the internet or from the Clearinghouse library. It includes a section focused on intimate partner violence towards older people...
Read more



He Püronga Arotake : te Whare Ruruhau o Meri. Evaluation report : te Whare Ruruhau o Meri / Kiri Parata. - Wellington : Te Puni Kōkiri, 2008. 24 p.
 Summary: In 2006 the Government launched its Effective Interventions (EI) policy package, which was established to identify and support options for reducing offending and the prison population, and thereby reducing the costs and impact of crime on New Zealand society. An important component of EI... Read more



It's all about respect: preventing elder abuse and neglect - Welington : Age Concern New Zealand, 2009.
24 p. Available for purchase from Age Concern.

Summary: A handbook for people working with older people / kaumatua... Read more 



Older people have the right to decide how they use their money: information about elder financial abuse.
- Wellington : Age Concern New Zealand, 2010. 4 p.
Summary: This information sheet describes the financial abuse of older people and is intended to inform older people and their family members or caregivers...
Read more 



Project restore : an exploratory study of restorative justice and sexual violence / Shirley Jülich, John Buttle, Christine Cummins, Erin V. Freeborn. - Auckland, N.Z. : Auckland University of Technology, 2010. 70 p., appendices.
Summary: "This research project analyses the restorative justice processes Project Restore uses to addres ssexual violence. The report provides information regarding the work of Project Restore a provider group using restorative justice to address sexual violence... Read more



Screening and risk assessment in the Family Court / Jo-Ann Vivian. - Relationship Services Whakawhanaungatanga, 2012. 7 p.
Summary: This paper provides a brief summary of some potential tools and processes which could enhance our current practice as part of early intervention and intake into the Family Court. If standard terms and tools were adapted ... Read more



A stock-take of providers delivering family violence prevention and intervention services to Pacific people and communities / by Fleur Chauvel. - Wellington : Family and Community Services, Ministry of Social Development, 2012. 35 p.
Summary: The primary purpose of the stock-take is to identify the number and location of Pacific providers and the nature of their family violence prevention and intervention service delivery... Read more 



Tiaki Tinana  : a case study on creating conversations about sexual violence. - Wellington :  Te Puni Kōkiri, 2010. 32 p.
Summary: Te Puni Kōkiri completed this report to create awareness of sexual violence within Māori communities.  This is the full report... Read more 



Why respect? Everyday New Zealanders speak. - Wellington : Age Concern New Zealand, 2007. 
DVD - 10 mins.  Available for purchase from Age Concern.
Summary: "This DVD is a collection of unscripted comments from older people, carers, members of the public and professionals working in the area of elder abuse and neglect prevention. These people tell us what respect of older people means to them... Read more 





Sexual violence and gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer communities / Bianca Fileborn. - Sydney, N.S.W. : Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault, 2012. 12 p.
ACSSA resource sheet, March 2012.
Summary: This resource sheet provides an overview of GLBTIQ communities, and explores the key differences, debates and complexities around gender identity, sexual practice/sexuality, and biological sex... Read more



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.



Inter-partner violence in the context of gangs: a review / Emilio C. Ulloa, Rachel B. Dyson, Danita D. Wynes.
Aggression and Violent Behavior, 2012, 17(5): 397-404.
Summary: The current study reviews the nature of the association between gang involvement and intimate partner violence (IPV). 18 studies, from United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, were included in this review... Read abstract 



Intimate partner violence and welfare participation : a longitudinal causal analysis / Tyrone C. Cheng.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2012, 27, epub.
Summary: This U.S.-based longitudinal study examined the causal relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV), five mental disorders, alcohol abuse/dependence, drug abuse/dependence, treatment seeking (from physician, counselor, and self-help group), employment, child support, and welfare participation... Read abstract



The lost girls / Joanna Wane.
North and South, September 2012, 36 - 44.
Summary: "Emily Longley - like Dunedin university student Sophie Elliott - got caught up with the wrong man and paid for it with her life. How do smart young women become trapped in such destructive relationships... Read abstract




In the news


Solutions to Child Poverty - Children's Commissioner's paper released
- 5 Sep, 2012
The Children's Commissioner has released an Issues and Options Paper on... 

Government releases Action Plans: Supporting vulnerable children and reducing crime
- 5 Sep, 2012
The Government has released its two 'Better Public Services' Action Plans... 

Opposition to fixed fees for family law legal aid continues; High Court rejects appeal
- 5 Sep, 2012
The High Court has rejected an appeal against the introduction of fixed fees... 

Law Society raises concerns at Family Court delays
- 5 Sep, 2012
The Law Society has raised serious concerns about a new system for processing... 

'Safe at Home' service extended to South Auckland, Tauranga and Christchurch
- 5 Sep, 2012
Shine's 'Safe At Home' service is to be extended from Auckland to South...  


Pacific family violence prevention - two funding opportunities - closing 21 September 2012
- 28 Aug, 2012
Family and Community Services has announced two funding opportunities available... 

Te Punanga Haumaru fund applications now open
- 21 Aug, 2012
Applications are now open for Te Punanga Haumaru funding that supports whānau... 

Green Paper for Vulnerable Children - summary and 600 submissions released
- 14 Aug, 2012
The Government has released a summary of submissions to the Green Paper for...   


Wellington Te Rito Family Violence Network launches website and campaign
- 12 Aug, 2012
The Wellington Te Rito Family Violence Network has launched a new billboard and... 

New "It's not OK" resources focus on protecting children

- 12 Aug, 2012
The "It's not OK" campaign has produced a new series of posters, postcards and...  


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