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Issue 16January 2013
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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Welcome to the first Clearinghouse newsletter for 2013. We hope you had a relaxing summer break and are ready for a busy new year.


We are pleased to announce that the Families Commission and the Clearinghouse will hold a one day conference,  Children, child maltreatment and intimate partner violence: Research, policy and practice at Te Papa, Wellington on Wednesday 5 June. Save the date! This and other conferences and training opportunities are listed in Upcoming Events below.

News, views, and happenings in brief: 

  •  There is still time to make a submission on the Family Court Proceedings Reform Bill. Submissions close on Wednesday 13 February 2013. Read more about how changes to Family Court proceedings could impact on those affected by family violence  here.
  • The Glenn Inquiry has announced a think tank of 36 international and local experts.
  • New books feature in the publications list this month. Due to expected demand these will initially be available for a three week loan. Please request only one at a time.   

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. Please note, this software only supports ā - alternative characters are used where necessary.  


New Zealand



League against violence.  
Rise, December 2012, 12: 2-3
Summary: This article describes how Counties Manukau Rugby League has partnered with the "It's Not OK" campaign team to raise awareness... Read more  


Social developments: An organisational history of the Ministry of Social Development and its predecessors, 1860-2011 / Tim Garlick. - Wellington : Steele Roberts Aotearoa, 2012. Book, 368 p.
Summary:  The history provides an overview of MSD and its predecessors, beginning in the 1860s with the creation of the first pensions (for soldiers in the New Zealand Wars) and the establishment of New Zealand's first 'industrial school...Read more 



The Statistical report for the year ending June 2011 / Ministry of Social Development. - Wellington : Ministry of Social Development, 2012.  Report, 251 p. 

Summary: This report contains statistical information about how people interact with the service lines of the Ministry of Social Development. It includes Child, Youth and Family administrative data... Read more  



Te  Prongo a-Tau a Te Kupenga | Annual report for year ended 30 June 2012. - Wellington : Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga | National Network of Stopping Violence 2012.  Annual report, 28 p.
Summary: The annual report of Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga | National Network of Stopping Violence...
Read more 




Victims of crime in the adult criminal justice system: a stocktake of the literature / Elaine Mossman. - Wellington : Ministry of Justice, 2012.  Report. 133 p.
Summary:  The Ministry of Justice has been engaged in a work programme aimed at improving government agencies' responses to victims of crime, and enhancing victims' rights and roles in the adult criminal and youth justice systems... Read more  



"What's never focused on is the fact that young people are the victims": New Zealand's drinking culture and its effects on children and young people / Prashan Casinader, Kieran Denton, Alex Kroch, Ruby Lindstrom, Jessica Palairet, Amanda Ngo, Aroha Selwyn, Tawera Taylor and Izaia Tilialo.
Children, Summer 2012, 82: 37-38
Summary: The nine young people who make up the Children's Commissioner's Young People's Reference Group wrote this piece to raise awareness of and discuss the harm done to children and young people when parents and communities abuse alcohol. This issue of Children focuses on issues relating to child and youth health in New Zealand...Read more  





Addressing women's victimisation histories in custodial settings  / Mary Stathopoulos with contributions from Antonia Quadara, Bianca Fileborn and Haley Clark. - Melbourne, Vic.  : Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault, 2012.

ACSSA Issues, no. 13. 20 p.   

Summary:  In the last 20 years the numbers of women entering Australian prisons have risen dramatically. Many of these women have a history of sexual assault traumatisation from child sexual abuse as well as physical and sexual abuse they have encountered as adults...
Read more    



The Battered woman syndrome / Lenore E.A. Walker. - 3rd ed. - New York : Springer, 2009. Book.  xii, 338 p.
Summary: This third edition offers thoroughly updated and revised research on key topics, including post traumatic stress disorder. learned helplessness or learned optimism and the cycle theory of violence... Read more

CAADA insights 1: a place of greater safety / CAADA (Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse. - London : CAADA, 2012 - Report. 20 p.
Summary: This the first report in a series of annual policy reports from the UK national domestic abuse charity Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (CAADA). The evidence in this report comes from 2,500 victim cases, collected by 14 specialist domestic abuse services...
Read more  



The Future of batterer programs : reassessing evidence-based practice / Edward W. Gondolf. - Boston : Northeastern University Press, c2012.  Book.  xvi, 317 p.  Summary:  A critical assessment of the research related to batterer programmes with recommendations for heightened engagement of men ongoing risk management and better coordination of courts and services...
Read more

How intimate partner violence affects children : developmental research, case studies, and evidence-based intervention /edited by Sandra A. Graham-Bermann and Alytia A. Levendosky. - Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2011.  

Book. xi, 314 p.
Summary:  This book presents the most up-to-date research on how exposure to IPV affects children and how clinicians can treat these children. It combines outcome research, evidence-based interventions, and case study material for four different age groups ... Read more  



Improving policy and practice responses for men sexually abused in childhood / Gary Foster, Cameron Boyd and Patrick O'Leary - Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault, 2012 -
ACSSA Wrap, no. 12. 20 p.
Summary: A significant number of men in Australia are victim/survivors of child sexual abuse. While a growing number of services offer therapeutic support and counselling for men, the issue of men's sexual victimisation has not become a public policy issue... Read more  



The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 findings on victimization by sexual orientation / Mikel L. Walters, Jieru Chen and Matthew J. Breiding. - Atlanta, Ga. : National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013. Report, 48 p.
Summary:  This report presents information based on respondents' self-reported sexual orientation and their lifetime victimization experiences of sexual violence, stalking, and violence by an intimate partner...



Natural disasters and community resilience: a framework for support / Rhys Price-Robertson and Ken Knight - Melbourne, Vic. :  Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2012.

CFCA paper, no.3, 2012.  13 p.
Summary: This paper explores the concept of community resilience and outlines recent frameworks and tools developed to understand and measure it. This paper was written to assist service providers, practitioners and policy makers working with regional and rural communities vulnerable to natural disasters... Read more

The Political economy of violence against women / Jacqui True. - New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2012. Book. x, 242 p.
Summary: In [this book, the author] develops a feminist political economy approach to identify the linkage between different forms of violence against women and macro structural processes in strategic local and global sites - from the household to the transnational level... Read more 



A Snapshot of how local context affects sexual assault service provision in regional, rural and remote Australia / Liz Wall and Mary Stathopoulos.  - Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault, 2012.
 ACSSA Wrap, 2012, no.13. 15 p.
Summary: Regional, rural and remote sexual assault services in Australia face unique challenges in meeting the needs of the diverse populations they seek to support...




The Web of violence : exploring connections among different forms of interpersonal violence and abuse / Sherry Hamby, John Grych. - New York, N Y. ; London : Springer Verlag, c2012. Book.  ix, 108 p.
Summary: For decades, research examining different forms of interpersonal violence has proceeded in relative isolation. Large literatures have been generated on child maltreatment, bullying, intimate partner violence,teen dating violence, sexual violence, and elder abuse with few systematic efforts to understand connections among them... 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.



A decade of serious non-fatal assault in New Zealand / John Langley and Pauline Gulliver.
New Zealand Medical Journal, 12 October 2012, 125(1363
Summary: This paper describes the distribution of, and trends in, the characteristics of serious non-fatal assault injury for the period 2000-2009...Read more



'A lesbian family in a straight world': The impact of the transition to parenthood on couple relationships in planned lesbian families / Kristal R. O'Neill (Roache), Helen P. Hamer and Robyn Dixon
Women's Studies Journal, 2012, 26(2): 39-53
Summary: The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experience of lesbian women and their transition to parenthood, paying particular attention to the impact that this had on their relationship. Eight women were interviewed across three New Zealand cities...
Read more



Partner violence screening and women's quality of life [Letter] / Janet Fanslow
JAMA, 12 December, 2012, 308,(22); 2334
Letter in response to a study and editorial on screening for partner violence published in JAMA, 308(7), 15 August 2012. Read more


Safety issues associated with using restorative justice for intimate partner violence / Anne Hayden.
Women's Studies Journal, 2012, 26(2): 4-16
Summary:  A study in New Zealand explored non-reporting of IPV, and the extent to which using restorative justice (RJ) could increase reporting of this type of crime. Although the use of RJ for IPV is heavily debated...
Read more 


In the news

US task force updates screening recommendations for intimate partner violence - 30 Jan, 2013
The US Preventive Services Task Force has released its updated recommendations on screening...

CDC releases data on interpersonal and sexual violence by sexual orientation - 30 Jan, 2013
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the first set of prevalence data...

Glenn Inquiry announces NZ experts to join think tank - 23 Jan, 2013
The Glenn Inquiry into child abuse and domestic violence has announced 23 New...

Judge says ACC law unfair to abuse victim - 22 Jan, 2013
A woman who experienced more than a decade of physical and sexual abuse at the...

Māori scholarships available in 2013 - 22 Jan, 2013
Each year there are many tertiary education scholarships available for Māori....

Collaboration to address forced marriage in New Zealand; more action urged - 8 Jan, 2013
Police, Work and Income, the Ministry of Education, Immigration New Zealand,...


Check for more news 

Upcoming events 


3 March 2013
Children's Day  - Aotearoa New Zealand 
7 - 8 March 2013
 8 March 2013 *NEW*
23 - 24 March 2013 *NEW*
 11 - 12 April 2013

11 - 14 April 2013 *NEW*
NZ Kidpower Instructor Training - Auckland

15 - 19 April 2013 *NEW*
Child Protection Studies Programme
Training - North Shore, Auckland  

Australasian Youth Justice Conference
Canberra, Australia 

27 - 29 May 2013 *NEW*
 Child Protection Studies Programme
Training - Ellerslie, Auckland 
30 - 31 May 2013
15 June 2013 *NEW*
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - International

30 June - 3 July 2013 *NEW*
He Manawa Whenua - Indigenous Research Conference 2013
17 - 19 July 2013 
Community Work and Family Conference
Sydney, Australia

3 - 4 September 2013 *NEW*
Domestic Violence: Safety First
Training - Auckland


19 - 23 October 2014



Please keep us posted about events in your region.