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Issue 14November 2012
In This Issue
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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Well done to everyone who has been involved in

White Ribbon events. After a hectic few weeks, we hope you now have time to catch up on some reading before the equally busy festive season begins.  

News, views, and happenings in brief: 


There is still time to complete the Clearinghouse user survey, closing date Friday 30 November - we look forward to hearing from you, and thanks to those who have already responded.  


Read on for more new resources, news and events.


 The NZFVC team

@ Tāmaki Innovation Campus
 The University of Auckland


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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.  


New Zealand



Community responses to violence: the Violence Free Community Project / Jackie Sanders, Kathryn Handley, Robyn Munford, Bruce Maden.  Palmerston North:   Massey University, 2012. Report, 69 p.
 Summary: This report details the development and operation of a community-based violence prevention programme (VFCP) developed and run at Te Aroha Noa Community Services in the Palmerston North suburb of Highbury from 2007 to 2010... Read more


Early start : evaluation report. Nine year follow-up / David M. Fergusson, Joseph M. Boden, John Horwood. Wellington:   Ministry of Social Development, 2012. Report, 68 p.

Summary: This report provides an evaluation of the Early Start programme, a home visitation strategy targeting at- risk families... Read more 



Hospital responsiveness to family violence : 96 month follow-up evaluation / Jane Koziol-McLain, Claire Gear.  Auckland: Interdisciplinary Trauma Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology, 2012.

Report, 60 p.
Summary: This evaluation summary documents the
result of applying an audit tool to measure system indicators at 27 hospitals (20 DHBs), providing information on VIP implementation...Read more


Masculine empire : how men use violence to keep women in line / Peter J. Adams.
Auckland:   Dunmore Pub., 2012. Book, 317 p.

Summary: This book provides a unique insight into the sense of superiority, the 'masculine empire' which underpins men's sense of entitlement to being in charge in their homes. .. Read more 


Ngā Kaupapa Muna | The unspoken issues: violence and abuse in our communities / Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
Auckland:  Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, 2009.  Critical and sensitive issues symposium 2009, Auckland, 2 November 2009. Symposium presentations.

Summary: This symposium provided an opportunity for speakers to address Ngā Kaupapa Muna - the unspoken issues: violence and abuse in our communities. Audiovisual presentations of the following papers can
be accessed via the website link: The reality in our communities and amongst flaxroots - Moana Jackson; Addressing the impact of violence in our communities - Mereana Pitman; Women and violence - Heather Henare; Ngā Kaupapa Muna - Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Reflecting on unspoken issues - Dr Pita Sharples; Why do the research on unspoken issues - Professor Karina Walters; The impact of research - Dr Bonnie Robertson; Te Oriori a Tuteremoana - a framework for invesing in whānau - Amster Reedy...Read more

Relationships in later life / Relationships Aotearoa and Age Concern New Zealand. Wellington:   Relationships Aotearoa and Age Concern New Zealand, 2012.

Web-based resource.

Summary: These webpages developed by Relationships Aotearoa and Age Concern New Zealand look at relationship issues for older people. Topics

covered include: intimacy; Keeping the balance in your relationship in times of ill health; Adapting your

relationship to life after work; Thinking about a new relationship; Violent and abusive behaviour... Read more 



Vulnerable children: Can administrative data be used to identify children at risk of adverse outcomes? / Rhema Vaithianathan. Auckland: Centre for Applied Research in Economics (CARE), The University of Auckland, 2012.  Report, 37 p.

Summary: This report, commissioned by the Ministry of Social Development, uses 'Predictive Risk Modelling' (PRM), an automated algorithm which harvests data from a variety of sources... Read more 






Adolesent violence in the home: mapping the Australian and international service system
/ No To Violence. Melbourne:   No To Violence, 2012.
Report, 69 p. 
Summary: This report considers the emerging issue of adolescent violence in the home. It considers the prevention and interventions programmes and services available in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere. ..

Read more 


Family structure and child maltreatment: do some family types place children at greater risk? / Cathryn Hunter, Rhys Price-Robertson.  Melbourne:  Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2012.

CFCA Paper, 12 p.

Summary: This paper reviews the research on whether some family structures expose children to a higher risk of child maltreatment than others. It aims to assist practitioners and policy-makers ... Read more  



Private lives 2 : the second national survey of the health and wellbeing of GLBT Australians / Wiiliam Leonard, Marian Pitts, Anne Mitchell, Anthony Lyons, Anthony Smith, Sunil Patel, Murray Couch, Anna Barrett. Melbourne: La Trobe University, 2012. Report, 75 p.
Summary: Private Lives 2 is a report on the second national survey of the health and wellbeing of gay, lesbian,

bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Australians. The first Private Lives was released in 2006 ... Read more 



Report of the Expert Group Meeting on Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls. UN Women, 2012. Report, 51 p. 

Summary: In accordance with its multi-year programme of work for 2010-2014, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will consider 'Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls as its priority theme during its fifty-seventh session in 2013. This report and a number of background, expert and observer papers have been written to support the work of this group.

Read final report and access website 

Read individual papers:

Background paper:

Prevention of violence against women and girls

Expert papers:

Community mobilization 

Shaping norms when they form...working with children in schools

Preventing violence against women students everywhere

Social mobilization campaigns  

The role of faith based organisations

Laws and legal systems 

What works to prevent partner violence

Prevalence surveys on violence against women

Media as a site to prevent violence against girls and women

Creating social norms to prevent violence against girls and women

Principles of replication and scaling up of interventions for effective primary prevention ... with young people

Working with men and boys to promote gender equality 

International framework on violence against women with focus on the CEDAW

Observer paper:

Ways forward for enhancing prevention: reflections from regional level 


The Respect, Responsibility and Equality program: a summary report on five projects that build new knowledge to prevent violence against women. Melbourne:  Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, 2012. Report, 17 p.

Summary: This report provides a summary of the activities, findings and learnings of the five scale-up projects funded through Phase II of this project, and highlights their contribution to the broader field of policy and practice in preventing violence against women. The five projects were: Working Together Against Violence; Baby Makes 3; Northern Interfaith Respectful Relationships; Partners in Prevention; and Respect and Equity. The projects were based in the following settings - corporate workplace...Read more 



Sibling sexual abuse / Mary Strathopoulos. Melbourne: Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault, 2012. -

ACSSA Research Summary, 18 p.
Summary: Sibling sexual abuse is a hidden and often under-reported form of sexual abuse. Studies indicate that

sibling sexual abuse is more prevalent than other types of intra-familial sexual abuse... Read more



What is effective primary prevention in sexual assault? translating the evidence for action / Antonio Quadara and Liz Wall. Melbourne: Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault, 2012.

ACSSA Wrap, 15 p.
Summary: This Wrap provides an evidence-based summary of the key issues involved in program design in primary prevention initiatives. It is targeted at those working in the policy and program development areas of sexual assault prevention... 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.



Alcohol outlet density is related to police events and motor vehicle accidents in Manukau City, New Zealand / Michael P. Cameron, William Cochrane, Kellie McNeill, Pania Melbourne, Sandra Morrison, Neville Robertson.
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2012, online first

Read abstract


Defences to homicide for battered women: a comparative analysis of laws in Australia, Canada and New Zealand / Elizabeth Sheehy, Julie Stubbs, Julia Tolmie.

Sydney Law Review, 2012, 34: 466-492. 
Read abstract  



Housing pathways of camping ground residents in New Zealand / Christina A. Severinsen.Housing Studies, 2012, online 22/10/2012.

Read abstract 


The impact of community-based outreach on psychological distress and victim safety in women exposed to intimate partner abuse / Anne P. DePrince, Jennifer Labus, Joanne Bellknap,Susan Buckingham, Angela Gower.

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2012, 80(2):211-21. 
Read abstract 

In the news


White Ribbon message spreads throughout New Zealand - 26 Nov, 2012

The 2012 White Ribbon message - Are you man enough to stop violence towards women? ...


Home visiting programme can reduce rates of physical child abuse - 21 Nov, 2012
A nine year folllow-up evaluation of the Early Start home visiting programme... 
Report of international experts meeting on primary prevention released - 20 Nov, 2012
International experts have highlighted the "unprecedented evidence and practice...

Specialist sexual violence service funding campaign launched - 19 Nov, 2012
The Green Party has launched a new campaign to highlight under-resourcing and...

Supporting women to stay in employment - 5 Nov, 2012
For women leaving abusive relationships, paid work can provide a key source of...

Online study to improve safety and mental health of women experiencing abuse - 1 Nov, 2012
Research participants are being sought for an online study to improve safety...

Call for "domestic violence" to be criminal offence- 1 Nov, 2012
Outgoing Principal Family Court Judge Peter Boshier has called for domestic...

Proposed Family Court changes - information from NZ Law Society - 30 Oct, 2012
The Family Law Section of the NZ Law Society is collating information on the...

Women's experiences of the Family Court - 30 Oct, 2012
Rearchers from The University of Auckland spoke at a seminar on women's...

Family violence alternative resolution project trial starts

- 30 Oct, 2012
A new process for some family violence cases is currently being trialled in the...

First Australian National Implementation Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children - 30 Oct, 2012
The Australian Government has released the National Implementation Plan for the...

Women's Self Defence Network - Wāhine Toa seeking new teachers - 29 Oct, 2012
The Women's Self Defence Network - Wāhine Toa is inviting indications of...

Michael P. Johnson speaks at Refuge conference

- 29 Oct, 2012
US academic Michael P. Johnson was interviewed on Radio New Zealand on Sunday...

'Predictive risk modelling' for child maltreatment - 28 Oct, 2012
The Ministry of Social Development has released a report it commissioned as...

'Mixed but relatively poor' police progress on improving adult sexual assault responses - 28 Oct, 2012
The Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) has published its third monitoring...

Auckland Council's Long Term Plan live - 25 Oct, 2012
Auckland Council's Long Term Plan has been made public. The parts most relevant...

Auckland Council workshop presentations now available

- 25 Oct, 2012
The presentations are now available from the 'Introduction to Auckland Council...



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