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Issue 17February 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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It's been great to see the interest in the Children, child maltreatment and intimate partner violence: Research, policy and practice conference being hosted by NZFVC and the Families Commission on 5 June 2013. Further information will be posted here as it is confirmed. If you would like to register your interest, please email us.


News, views, and happenings in brief: 



Welcome to new students and those returning to study this year. We hope you find this newsletter and the resources available through the Clearinghouse website and library helpful for your study and research.   


Read on for more 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" link to the NZFVC Library online to read the full summary and request or download the item. Please contact us if any links are broken.   


New Zealand


Children's contact with MSD services.

- Wellington, N.Z. : Ministry of Social Development, 2012.

Fact sheet - electronic document (26 p.);  

Word DOC file: 463 KB

Summary: This 26 page fact sheet examines the contact young people born in 1993 had with Ministry of Social Development (MSD) benefit, care and protection and youth justice services in childhood, and compares this cohort with those born more recently... Read more



Do West Auckland children who witness family violence get an adequate response? : An assessment of the current situation with suggested strategies for the future 
by Deborah Yates. - Auckland, N.Z. : WAVES Trust, 2012. Report - electronic document (31 p.); PDF file: 1.21 MB
Summary: The project aim was initially to find out how schools identify and respond to children who witness family violence and how they could be helped by the Family Violence sector to improve their response... Read more



Mokopuna rising : intervention in whānau violence
by Erana Cooper.  - Auckland :  The University  

of Auckland, 2012.

PhD Thesis - electronic document (236 p.); PDF file: 1.82 MB
Summary: Family violence is a critical issue facing Aotearoa New Zealand, and over-representation of the indigenous population is of great concern. The elucidation of successful prevention and intervention strategies is of significant interest to the field, yet there exists a dearth of literature... Read more  



Multi-agency statement on collaborative response to potential and actual forced marriage

[signatories to statement] Child, Youth and Family, Work and Income and Family and Community Services (service lines of Ministry of Social Development), New Zealand Police, Ministry of Education and Immigration New Zealand. - Wellington, N.Z. : New Zealand Police, 2012.

Statement - electronic document (4 p.); PDF file: 154.36 KB; HTML file available. 
Summary: This multi-agency statement is based on a letter of agreement signed by the agencies listed above on 20 December 2012... Read more 



The turning of the tide : a Whānau Ora Crime and Crash Prevention Strategy 2012/13 - 2017/18 developed by the Police Commissioner's Māori Focus Forum. - Wellington, N.Z. : New Zealand Police, 2012.

Strategy document - electronic document (12 p.);  

PDF file: 2.56 MB 
Summary: This strategy, released in December 2012, is based on Iwi Crime and Crash Plans drawn up by Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua and Tainui and has been strongly endorsed by iwi leaders around the country... Read more  




Ethical principles, dilemmas and risks in collecting data on violence against children : a review of available literature

by Technical Working Group on Data Collection on Violence against Children, Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group. - New York : United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 2012.

Literature review - electronic document (93 p.);  

PDF file: 3.41 MB
Summary:  Ethical guidelines are crucial when carrying out research on violence against children (VAC). Such guidelines help to minimize the risk of potential harm resulting from the data collection process to participants, researchers and others... Read more 



The evaluation of campus-based gender violence prevention programming : what we know about program effectiveness and implications for practitioners

by Roberta E.Gibbons with contributions from Julie Evans. - Harrisburg, Pa. : VAWnet, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, 2013.
Issues paper - electronic document (15 p.);  

PDF file: 622.09 KB;  HTML file available. 
Summary: Colleges and universities have been a key venue for the development and evaluation of sexual violence prevention programming. However, there are no studies demonstrating a link between campus-based sexual assault prevention programs and a subsequent campus-wide reduction in the incidence of sexual violence... Read more 



Journal articles

Links to read the article abstract are provided, as are links to the full article, where possible. Please note that not all full text articles are accessible through the NZFVC library, due to copyright restrictions.


 New Zealand


Tu mai te oriori, nau mai te hauora! A kaupapa Māori approach to infant mental health : adapting Mellow Parenting for Māori mothers in Aotearoa,  

New Zealand

by Mera Penehira and Lyn Doherty.   

Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health, 2013: 10(3): 367-382  

 Journal article - electronic document (16 p.);  

PDF file: 265.07 KB
Summary: Parenting programmes have been shown to improve children's relationships with their parents/caregivers, and reduce problem behaviours, but little research has focused on outcomes for Indigenous families... Read more 




Elder abuse
by Anthony W. Fox.  

Medicine, Science and the Law, 2012, 52: 128-136  
Summary: This is a review article... Read abstract 
Contact your local library for full text access to this article



Experiences of domestic violence and mental disorders : a systematic review and meta-analysis 

by Kylee Trevillion, Siān Oram, Gene Feder and  

Louise M. Howard.
PLoS ONE, 7(12): e51740 

Journal article - electronic document, HTML

Summary: Forty-one studies were included in this meta-analysis. The authors found that there is a higher risk of experiencing adult lifetime partner violence among women with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and PTSD, compared to women without mental disorders... Read more  



Risk factors for father-daughter incest : data from an anonymous computerized survey

by Sandra S. Stroebel, Shih-Ya Kuo, Stephen L. O'Keefe,  

Keith W. Beard, Sam Swindell and Martin J. Kommor.
Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, published online 29 January 2013
Summary: From a survey of 2034 female participants, 51 reported having experienced father-daughter incest (FDI)... Read abstract 

Contact your local library for full text access to this article


In the news

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Healthy masculinities and violence prevention
- 27 Feb, 2013
"Every day we hear news stories about violence but rarely, if ever, are they... 

UN Commission on the Status of Women focuses on violence against women and girls - 27 Feb, 2013
The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls...

Risks of intimate partner violence in prosecuting partners for welfare fraud - 26 Feb, 2013

Auckland Action Against Poverty have highlighted the risk of increased intimate...  

Paula Bennett takes ministerial responsibility for sexual  violence - 25 Feb, 2013
Ministerial responsibility for the sexual violence sector has been taken on by...

Māori suicide prevention webinars - Mental Health Foundation - 18 Feb, 2013
The Mental Health Foundation is holding three free webinars on preventing Māori...

1 Billion Rising to End Violence Against Women and Girls
- 14 Feb, 2013

Today is V-Day and One Billion Rising, the global campaign to end violence...

Victims Reference Group calling for nominations
- 14 Feb, 2013

The Victims Reference Group is calling for nominations from people wishing to... closed 28 February 2013

MSD  Capability Investment Resource funding now available - 7 Feb, 2013

Applications for the first distribution of MSD's Capability Investment Resource...closed 1 March 2013    

Anti-violence hikoi and first Glenn Inquiry hearings held at Waitangi - 7 Feb, 2013
A hikoi against child abuse and domestic violence was held at Waitangi... 

Check for more news  


Upcoming events 
 Click on the link for event details.
3 March 2013
Children's Day  - Aotearoa New Zealand 
7 - 8 March 2013
Family Violence Symposium  - Palmerston North

 8 March 2013 *UPDATED*
 International Women's Day - New Zealand and International events

8 March 2013 *NEW*
Forced marriages in New Zealand
International Women's Day Breakfast - Auckland

23 - 24 March 2013
11 April 2013 *NEW*
Annual Asian Health Forum - Auckland

 11 - 12 April 2013
Australasian Youth Justice Conference
Canberra, Australia 

27 - 29 May 2013 
Child Protection Studies Programme
Training - Ellerslie, Auckland 
30 - 31 May 2013
* NZFVC / Families Commission event*
Children, child maltreatment and intimate partner violence: Research, policy and practice
One day conference - Wellington
10 - 14 June 2013
Child Protection Studies Programme
Training - West Auckland

15 June 2013
17 - 19 July 2013 
Community Work and Family Conference
Sydney, Australia

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

6 - 8 November 2013 *NEW*
National Network of Stopping Violence, Te Kupenga - Annual Hui & AGM - Hamilton - Save the date


19 - 23 October 2014



Please keep us posted about events in your region.