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Issue 20
May 2013
In This Issue
New resources
In the news
Upcoming events
Newsletter Library shelves

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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This month the Clearinghouse is launching a new timeline documenting progress and setbacks on the journey towards the prevention and elimination of family and whānau violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. It highlights milestones occurring at a community, government, research or international level from 1867 to the present day. Events relating to specific population groups can also be viewed. We hope it will be a useful resource for the family violence sector. Read more about the timeline and explore it here.

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
Changes Impacting Referrals to Man Alive Stopping Violence Programmes between January 2009 and June 2012
produced for the Waitakere Taskforce on Family Violence by WAVES Trust.  Auckland: Waves Trust, 2013
Report - PDF 
Summary: "This study was undertaken by WAVES Trust as a result of concerns raised by Man Alive that the numbers of referrals received to stopping violence programmes (SVPs) had dropped substantially over the last two years...
Read more

Preventing sexual violence : a stocktake of Tauiwi & bicultural primary prevention activities 2013
by Sandra Dickson. Wellington: Tauiwi Prevention Project, TOAH-NNEST, 2013
Report - PDF 
Summary: This report documents programmes, strategies and campaigns being implemented in 2012 around the country to prevent sexual violence... Read more

Report on the effectiveness of services delivered by DOVE Hawkes Bay Inc.
by Penny Ehrhardt, Gaylene Little, Maryanne Marsters, Geoffrey Nauer, Mandy Pentecost, Ariana Stockdale-Frost and Judy Wivell.  Napier : Eastern Institute of Technology, 2013
Report - PDF
Summary: This report presents the findings from The DOVE Research Project. The high levels of family violence in Hawke's Bay prompted DOVE and EIT to undertake research into the efficacy of DOVE's family violence intervention service... Read more

Kōrero Awhi
E Tu Whānau, 2013
Booklet - 16 p.
Summary: This booklet is a resource for strengthening whānau and families. It includes text in te reo Māori and English. "Ko te whānau te hunga tuturu o i a iwi...
Read more




The gender debate in domestic violence : the role of data 
by Rochelle Braaf and Isobelle Barrett Meyering.

Sydney, NSW: Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse, 2013. Issues Paper 25
Issues Paper  - PDF 
Summary:  The gender debate is one of the enduring controversies in domestic violence research. On the one hand, feminist researchers have long identified 'gender asymmetry' in domestic violence, arguing that women are the primary targets of abuse ... Read more   



The role of emerging communication technologies in experiences of sexual violence : a new legal frontier?

by Nicole Bluett-Boyd, Bianca Fileborn, Antonia Quadara and Sharnee Moore. Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2013

Research report, no. 23 

Report - PDF and HTML available

Summary: This research study investigates how communication technologies facilitate sexual violence against young people and what challenges this presents for the Victorian criminal justice system... Read more    



" is everywhere" : a rapid evidence assessment on the effects that access and exposure to pornography has on children and young people
by Miranda A.H. Horvath, Llian Alys, Kristina Massey, Afroditi Pina, Mia Scally and Joanna R. Adler. London: Office of the Children's Commissioner, 2013

Report - PDF

Summary: This Rapid Evidence Assessment was commissioned by the Office of the Children's
Commissioner (for England) as part of its Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Gangs and Groups (CSEGG)...


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.





Is vulnerability related to the experience of fraud in older adults?
by Peter A. Lichtenberg, Laurie Stickney & Daniel Paulson
Clinical Gerontologist, 2013, 36(2): 132-146
Journal article - Taylor & Francis.
Summary: In this study the authors: determined the national (US) prevalence of older adults who report having been a victim of fraud, created a population-based model for the prediction of fraud, and examined how fraud is experienced by the most psychologically vulnerable ...
Read abstract
Contact your local library for full text access to this article

Mobilizing culture as an asset: a transdisciplinary effort to rethink gender violence
by Madelaine Adelman, Hillary Haldane, and Jennifer R. Wies.
Violence Against Women2012, 18(6): 691- 700
Journal article - Sage.
Summary: The contested relationship between gender violence and the "culture concept" can be found in the cultural defence of gender violence ... Read abstract
Contact your local library for full text access to this article

In the news


Click on the link for full news item.    


Select Committee reports on proposed Family Court reforms - 3 Jun 2013 

The Select Committee has released its report on the proposed reforms to the...     


Bill to create non-contact orders for victims of serious violent and sexual assualt introduced - 3 Jun, 2013
Justice Minister Judith Collins has introduced the Victims' Orders Against...      


Minister calls for review of sexual violence sector funding  

- 3 Jun, 2013
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has called for a nationwide review...  


Bill to increase penalties for online child sexual offences; new 'indecent communication' offence - 28 May, 2013
Justice Minister Judith Collins has introduced legislation into Parliament...     


Christchurch project ReachOut expands services
- 28 May, 2013
The North Canterbury ReachOut project featured on Marae Investigates on 12 May...


Funding renewed for family violence networks
- 24 May, 2013
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has announced two more years of...   


Additional $8m over four years for E Tu Whānau
- 24 May, 2013
Associate Minister for Social Development Tariana Turia has announced an...   


Saudi Arabia launches No More Abuse campaign
- 24 May, 2013  

Saudi Arabia recently launched its first anti-domestic abuse campaign, 'No More...   


Peter Boshier discusses family violence on TVNZ Q+A
- 23 May, 2013
Peter Boshier, former Principal Family Court Judge and now Chair of the White...   


Corrections Minister calls for GPS monitoring of domestic violence perpetrators - 21 May, 2013
Corrections Minister Anne Tolley has called for 24 hour GPS monitoring of ...  


Christchurch Women's Refuge becomes Aviva Family Violence Services - 17 May, 2013
Christchurch Women's Refuge has announced its name change to Aviva Family...   


Growing Up in New Zealand data access workshops
- 17 May, 2013
The longitudinal Growing Up in New Zealand study is making its antenatal data...   


NZ Sign Language resources from the It's not OK campaign - 17 May, 2013
The It's not OK campaign is celebrating New Zealand Sign Language Week (13-19...   


Glenn Inquiry begins evidence collection - 16 May, 2013
The Glenn Inquiry, an independent inquiry into all forms of child abuse and...   


'Paws for thought' to look at animal abuse and domestic violence - 14 May, 2013
A TV series on animal law and animal welfare presented by Auckland barrister...   


Consultation on enduring powers of attorney open
- 14 May, 2013
Public consultation on the effectiveness of the 2007 Protection of Personal and ... 


Dating violence prevention pilot programme in secondary schools - 9 May, 2013
A dating violence prevention pilot programme, 'Loves Me Not', will begin in...   


Launch of survivor helpline and poster campaign in Rape Awareness Week (6-12 May) - 9 May, 2013
Rape Awareness Week (RAW) is running this year from 6th to 12th May. It has...   


'A better start' selected as national science challenge
- 9 May, 2013
'A better start', improving the potential of young New Zealanders to have a...   


Judge Boshier to chair White Ribbon campaign; 2012 White Ribbon report - 3 May, 2013
The White Ribbon campaign has announced Judge Peter Boshier as its new...   


Rugby, partner violence and professional sports bodies; Julian Savea charged with assault - 3 May, 2013
Discussion on partner violence, professional sports players and the...   


Video clip showcases Paeroa family violence prevention project - 2 May, 2013
Paeroa anti-violence advocates have showcased a community action project.. 


Check for more news   

Upcoming events 
Click on the link for event details.

7 June 2013
, 8.30 am - 12.30 pm *NEW*
Not Your Usual Hui
AUT University, Auckland

10 - 14 June 2013
Child Protection Studies Programme
Training - West Auckland

12 June 2013
Responding effectively to victims of domestic violence
Training - Auckland

12 - 13 June 2013 *NEW*
Recognising and Responding to Emotional Abuse and Neglect
Training Workshop

14 June 2013, 5.30 - 9.00 am *NEW*
Matariki Candle Light Vigil - please RSVP for catering
Commemorate victims that have passed away through child abuse & family violence in New Zealand
Mangere Mountain, Auckland

15 June 2013
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

30 June - 3 July 2013
He Manawa Whenua - Indigenous Research Conference 2013

8-9 July 2013
Working with Parents' Anger
Training Workshop  Auckland
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
National Network of Stopping Violence, Te Kupenga - Annual Hui & AGM - Hamilton - Save the date


14 - 17 September 2014 *NEW*
20th  International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect
Nagoya, Japan



Please keep us posted about events in your region.