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Issue 21June 2013
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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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June has been a busy month for the Clearinghouse. Presentations from the successful Children, child maltreatment and intimate partner violence joint conference with the Families Commission are now available online.  The 2013 data summaries - a collation of publicly available data on family violence have been published.   


Other news, views, and happenings in brief:   

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
NZFVC Publications

Data Summaries
1 - Family Violence Deaths
2 - Violence Against Women
3 - Children and Youth affected by Family Violence
4 - Child Sexual Abuse
5 - Adult Sexual Violence
Data Summaries Snaphot
published by the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, June 2013
All documents available in PDF and Word DOC formats

Books and Reports

Child abuse : what role does poverty play

by Donna Wynd. Auckland: Child Poverty Action Group, 2013.
Report - electronic document (44 p.); PDF
This review begins by looking at the international and national rights of children as defined by UNCROC and the Treaty of Waitangi. It then reviews the categories of child abuse and the available New Zealand data. It then considers the factors relevant to the risk of child abuse, and the protective factors that can mitigate that risk. It finishes with a discussion and conclusion about recent New Zealand policy responses to child abuse... Read more

Family Violence Death Review Committee : third annual report: December 2011 to December 2012 - Wellington: Health Quality and Safety Commission, 2013.
Report- electronic document (42 p) : PDF
The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) has released its third annual report detailing the work it has done between December 2011 and December 2012....
Read more

Family Violence Interagency Response System (FVIARS) baseline : a snapshot in time
by Family Violence Unit for the Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families.- Wellington: Family Violence Unit, Ministry of Social Development, 2012.
Report - electronic document (169 p.); PDF
This paper has been prepared by the Unit staff and is
one of two papers being written as part of the Family Violence Interagency Response System (FVIARS) project (POA 4.2). The 2011/2012 FVIARS project has focused...
Read more

The hidden abuse of disabled people residing in the community : an exploratory study

prepared for Tairawhiti Community Voice by Dr Michael Roguski. Gisborne: Tairawhiti Community Voice, 2013. Report - electronic document (71 p.); PDF
Summary: In early 2012 Tairawhiti Community Voice commissioned Kaitiaki Research and Evaluation to undertake research to: increase their understanding of the multidimensional nature in which abuse manifests in relation to disabled peoples...Read more

Report of the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service : Ratonga Matatapu mo Te Rongo me Te Awhina
Wellington: Confidential Listening & Assistance Service, 2012.
Report - 48 p. & electronic document (52 p.); PDF
The 2011 report is also available. These reports were released under the Official Information Act.
This report describes the work of the Service in the 4th year. It is separated into two parts. The first part of the report describes the achievements of, and challenges facing the Service in 2012. The second details, for the first time, the consistent themes that have been presented at the panel meetings and the participant's perception of how their time in care has impacted on their lives. .. Read more

Traditional Māori parenting : an historical review of literature of traditional Māori child rearing practices in pre-European times
by Kuni Jenkins and Helen Mountain Harte.
Auckland: Te Kahui Mana Ririki, 2011.
Report - electronic document (59 p.); PDF
This report is based on a review of literature exploring Māori parenting practices and the philosophy supporting these practices before 1642. This knowledge can be found in the whakapapa, the tipuna (ancestral) links to the spiritual world, the purakau (oral histories)... Read more

Understanding violence : context and practice in the human services
edited by Annabel Taylor and Marie Connolly.
Christchurch: Canterbury University Press, 2013.
This book takes a multi-disciplinary perspective towards understanding and developing effective responses to violence, its prevention and management. .. Read more

Women moving away from violence : planning it - doing it
by Yvonne Crichton-Hill. Christchurch: Christchurch Women's Refuge, 2013.
Report - electronic docuemnt (198 p.); PDF
This study is based on the stories of women who have moved away from violence and was specifically designed so that the voices of women could be heard...
Read more


How can you help?
Wellington: Family violence It's not OK campaign,2013.
Booklet - 20 p. &  electronic document (24 p.); PDF
Copies from the It's not OK campaign website -
http: //

This New Zealand booklet aimed at a general audience describes key actions someone can take if they suspect a friend or family member is living with violence...
Read more



Books, Reports and Journal articles   


Battered women, their children, and international law : the unintended consequences of the Hague Child Abduction Convention 

by Taryn Lindhorst and Jeffrey L. Edleson. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2012.   

Book - 258 p
Northeastern series on gender, crime, and law

Ending a bad personal relationship is extremely complicated when the relationship is transnational. Women whose partners are abusive often turn to family members for assistance. When this means leaving one nation for another with one's children, Hague Convention (1980) international treaties come into play... Read more      


Becoming ethical : a parallel, political journey with men who have abused   

by Alan Jenkins. Dorset [England] : Russell House Publishing, 2009.

Book - 187 p.

This book is a practical guide for anyone who works in the field of intervention with men who have engaged in violence or sexual abuse towards partners and family members ... Read more     



Family violence and men of color : healing the wounded male spirit
 by Ricardo Carrillo, Jerry Tello, editors. 2nd ed. New York: Springer Pub. Co., 2008.   

Book - 229 p.   

Springer series, focus on men
This book contains chapters on approaches to the prevention of and intervention in domestic violence in Latino, African-American, American-Indian, Māori and Asian cultures. Includes Chapter 7 - He Waka Tapu; working together for the well-being of family... Read more    


One-year follow-up of a coach-delivered dating violence prevention program : a cluster randomized controlled trial
by Elizabeth Miller et al.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2013, 45(1)
Journal article - 5 p. - Elsevier Inc., 2013
Summary: This 12-month follow-up of a cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) examined the longer-term effectiveness of Coaching Boys Into Men, a dating violence prevention program... Read more


Understanding the statistics about male violence against women   

by Donna Chung. White Ribbon Australia, 2013.

Short paper - electronic document (12 p.); PDF 
This paper provides a close examination of three key questions about the statistics concerning male violence against women... Read more   



Video (on Youtube)  


Violence & silence   

by Jackson Katz. San Francisco, Calif. : TEDxFiDiWomen, 2011   

Video recording - online: 19.07 mins.
In this video, Jackson Katz, founder of the US Mentors of Violence Prevention (MVP) programme speaks about men's role in preventing gender violence. He discusses men's responsibility to challenge peer cultures ...

Read more  



 WHO publications


Global and regional estimates of violence against women : prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence This report was written by Claudia García-Moreno et al.
Geneva, Switz.: World Health Organization, 2013.

Report - electronic document (60 p.); PDF

This report presents the first global systematic review and synthesis of the body of scientific data on the prevalence of two forms of violence against women - intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence... Read more 



Handbook for the Readiness Assessment for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment (RAP-CM)  Geneva, Switz.: World Health Organization, 2013.  

Report - electronic document (21 p.); PDF

The Readiness Assessment for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment (RAP-CM) is a method to assess how "ready" a country, province, or community is to implement evidence-based child maltreatment prevention programmes on a large scale... Read more 


Prevalence and risk of violence against adults with disabilities : a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
by Karen Hughes, Mark A Bellis, Lisa Jones, Sara Wood, Geoff Bates, Lindsay Eckley, Ellie McCoy, Christopher Mikton, Tom Shakespeare, Alana Officer.
The Lancet, 2012, 379: 1621-1629
Journal article - electronic document (30 p.); PDF

This systematic review on violence against adults with disabilities found that overall disabled adults are 1.5 times more likely to be a victim of violence than those without a disability, while those with mental health conditions are at nearly four times the risk... Read more    


Responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women : WHO clinical and policy guidelines 

Geneva, Switz.: World Health Organization, 2013. Guidelines - electronic document (68 p.); PDF 
With these guidelines WHO aims to equip healthcare providers with evidence-based guidance as to how to respond to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women. They also provide advice for policy makers, encouraging better coordination and funding...

Read more  



Violence against women : the health sector responds   

Geneva, Switz.: World Health Organization, 2013.- Infographic - electronic document (8 p.); PDF 
Summary: This infographic, launched in the context of the 66th World Health Assembly, highlights facts and figures on the extent and  severe health and social consequences of intimate partner and sexual violence... Read more      

In the news


Click on the link for full news item. 


- 1 Jul, 2013

Media have revealed that Owen Glenn was arrested and charged with the physical... 


Family Violence Death Review Committee report released  

- 28 Jun, 2013  

The FVDRC has released its third annual report, which makes a series of...   


The Clearinghouse has released five updated family violence data summaries....   


New NZ study explores the hidden abuse of disabled people - 27 Jun, 2013
New New Zealand research has been released on the abuse of disabled people. It...   


Mana Ririki's Anton Blank interviewed about child abuse  

- 27 Jun, 2013
Mana Ririki Founder and Executive Director Anton Blank has spoken about child...   


Louise Nicholas and police develop brochure on sexual assault police processes - 27 Jun, 2013
The Ministry of Justice has announced an increase in funding to continue the...   


Gender and data issues paper released by Australian Clearinghouse - 27 Jun, 2013
The Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse have released a new...   


Māori Reference Group launches Programme of Action 2013-2018 - 27 Jun, 2013
The Māori Reference Group for the Taskforce for Action on Violence within...   


Child maltreatment and IPV conference presentations now online - 21 Jun, 2013
Presentations from the 'Children, child maltreatment and intimate partner...   


New WHO report finds violence against women a 'global health problem of epidemic proportions' - 21 Jun, 2013
The World Health Organization has released the first systematic review and...   


eDuty introduced for urgent Family Court applications - 20 Jun, 2013
Courts Minister Chester Borrows has announced the introduction of eDuty, which...   


Questions over future of Glenn Inquiry - 20 Jun, 2013
Questions remain over the future of the Glenn Inquiry after the withdrawal of...   


Focus on elder abuse and neglect - 13 Jun, 2013
Age Concern New Zealand is drawing attention the widespread issue of elder...   


Launch of eSocSci presents new opportunity to share family violence research - 11 Jun, 2013  

The New Zealand social science website Engaged Social Science | Hui Rangahau Tahi (eSocSci) ...  


Check for more news   

Upcoming events 
Click on the link for event details.  

8-9 July 2013
Working with Parents' Anger
Training Workshop  Auckland

8 - 12 July 2013 *NEW*
Child Protection Studies Programme
5 day course - South Auckland

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

22 -24 July 2013 *NEW*
RAP Training: Response Ability Pathways
South Auckland

25 July - 13 August 2013 *NEW*
Family Violence Prevention Training
Short course - (various dates during July-August)
South Auckland

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

20 - 22 November 2013 *NEW*
More to Life than Services Conference


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



Please keep us posted about events in your region.