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Issue 22July 2013
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New resources
In the news
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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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The resources added to the collection offer new information on a wide variety of topics, including violence in the Pacific, people with disabilities, as well as thoughts on understanding statistics, and evaluation of social change projects.   


Other news, views, and happenings in brief:   


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  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
Books, Reports and Journal articles
Child abuse : an analysis of Child, Youth and Family data

by Donna Wynd. Auckland : Child Poverty Action Group, 2013
Report  - electronic document (28 p.); PDF
This is one of the first studies to use New Zealand child maltreatment and neglect data from Child Youth and Family to explore what relationship exists between child maltreatment and neglect and socioeconomic status...
Read more

Exploring the nature of intimate relationships : a Māori perspective

by Pita King, Amanda Young-Hauser, Wendy Li, Mohi Rua and Linda Waimarie Nikora.
Australian Community Psychologist, 2012, 24(1): 86-96
Journal article  - 11p. - Australian Psychological Society Ltd, 2012
Utilising Kaupapa Māori and narrative methodologies, this paper explores the nature of intimate relationships from a Māori perspective, investigating how Māori initiate intimate relationships, attempt to maintain positive intimate relationships and when applicable, exit intimate relationships... Read more

'It's Not OK!' in Paeroa : a local campaign to raise awareness of the effect of alcohol-fuelled family violence on the children of Paeroa. Evaluation Report

written and compiled by Joy Arthur. 2012
Report - electronic document (54 p.): PDF
This project was funded by Population Health Waikato District Health Board (WDHB), Hauraki Family Violence Intervention Network (HFVIN), Hauraki District Council (HDC), and the Ministry of Social Development's National 'It's Not OK!' campaign. The evaluation was funded by the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC)... Read more

Report & evaluation of the CAPS Hauraki Right 2 B Safe child sexual abuse primary prevention campaign 2011 - 2012
written by Joy Arthur and Rachel Harrison. Thames : CAPS Child Abuse Prevention Services Hauraki,[2013]
Report - electronic document (97 p.): PDF
In June 2011, CAPS Hauraki was awarded funding from the Ministry of Justice2 to run a primary prevention campaign focusing on the sexual abuse of 5-12 year olds in the Hauraki and Thames Coromandel area... Read more

Towards the development of 'Poutiria te Aroha' : bringing a Nonviolent Parenting Training Programme into a New Zealand context. Year one action research report
Te Mauri Tau Inc. Raglan : Te Mauri Tau Inc., 2011
Report - electronic document (26 p.); PDF 
Poutiria te Aroha is the name given to a programme under development, which aims to promote nonviolent philosophy and practice within New Zealand homes and communities... Read more

Reflections on 'Poutiria te Aroha' : bringing a Nonviolent Parenting Training Programme into a New Zealand context. Year two action research report
Te Mauri Tau Inc. Raglan : Te Mauri Tau Inc., 2012
Report - electronic document (62 p.); PDF
This report documents progress on developing Poutiria te Aroha - an approach to working with whānau that draws on the philosophy and practice of Nonviolent Parenting (NVP), interwoven with ideas, concepts and practices from Te Ao Māori... Read more

From little things, big things grow : emerging youth justice themes in the South Pacific
by Andrew Becroft. Paper presented at Australasian Youth Justice Conference: Changing Trajectories of Offending and Reoffending, Canberra, ACT, 20-22 May 2013
Conference paper  - electronic document (51 p.); PDF
NCJ 242557
This paper discusses emerging youth justice themes in the South Pacific, with a focus on New Zealand... Read more


You, me, us : our people, our relationships
an initiative of OUTLINE NZ and Rainbow Youth.  Auckland : Rainbow Youth, 2011
Booklet - electronic document (8 p.); PDF
This is a booklet which provides tips to creating healthy relationships, identifying unhealthy relationships and ways to get help and get out of relationships safely. "This booklet is written for all of us in (GLBTTFIAQQ) gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, takataapui, fa'fafine, intersex, asexual, queer and questioning communities... Read more



Books, Reports and Journal articles   


The batterer as parent : addressing the impact of domestic violence on family dynamics  

by Lundy Bancroft, Jay G. Silverman, Daniel Ritchie. - 2nd ed. Los Angeles, CA : SAGE, 2012

Book - 326 p.

This book takes into account the complex ways in which a batterer's abusive and controlling behaviours are woven into the fabric of daily life. This book is a guide for therapists, child protective workers, family and juvenile court personnel, and other human service provider...  

Read more 



A deeper silence : the unheard experiences of women with disabilities and their sexual and reproductive health experiences : Kiribati, the Solomon Islands and Tonga 

by Joanna M. Spratt.  Suva, Fiji : United Nations Population Fund Pacific Sub-Regional Office, 2013  

Report - electronic document (176 p.); PDF
This report contains information gained in situation analyses exploring the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of women with disabilities in three Pacific Island countries... Read more   



Forgotten sisters : a report on violence against women with disabilities: an overview of its nature, scope, causes and consequences
by Stephanie Ortoleva and Hope Lewis. Boston, Mass. : Northeastern University, 2012
Report - electronic document (229 p.); PDF
This report, prepared by scholars and human rights advocates who are members of the Working Group on Violence against Women with Disabilities, focuses on the prevalence and pervasiveness of violence against women and girls with disabilities... Read more

National study on domestic violence against women in Tonga 2009
prepared by Dr. Henrica A.F.M. (Henriette) Jansen, Dr. Seu'ula Johansson-Fua, Betty Hafoka-Blake, and Gabriella Renee 'Ilolahia. Nuku'alofa : Ma`a Fafine mo e Famili Inc., 2012
Report - electronic document (255 p.); PDF
Ma`a Fafine mo e Famili Inc. (MFF) initiated a research project on understanding violence against women in Tonga... Read more



An ecological examination of factors influencing men's engagement in intimate partner violence groups

by Valerie, Roy, Joanie Chateauvert and Marie-Claude Richard.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2013, 28(9) 1798- 1816

Journal article - 19 p. - Sage, 2013
This is a qualitative study of the factors that influence the engagement of men in Canadian treatment groups for perpetrators of intimate partner violence... Read more     


Men's places : literature review  

by Fiona Arney and Mark Westby. Darwin, NT : The Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Health Research 2012

Report - electronic document (58 p.); PDF
This report provides detail from a review of the literature regarding the prevention of and response to family violence with a focus on engaging Aboriginal men in remote communities...Read more 


Rarely an isolated incident : acknowledging the interrelatedness of child maltreatment, victimisation and trauma

by Rhys Price-Robertson, Penelope Rush, Liz Wall and Daryl Higgins. Melbourne, Vic. : Austraian Institute of Family Studies, 2013
CFCA paper no. 15, June 2013
Short paper  - electronic document (11 p.); PDF
It is increasingly recognised that experiences of child maltreatment are rarely isolated incidents; different forms of abuse often co-occur, and trauma often develops over prolonged periods... Read more

Trauma-informed services and trauma-specific care for Indigenous Australian children

by Judy Atkinson. Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2013
Closing the Gap Clearinghouse Resource Sheet 21, July 2013
Report  - electronic document (27 p.); PDF
This paper from the AIFS Closing the Gap Clearinghouse examines how childhood trauma experienced by Indigenous Australian children can be overcome with appropriate interventions... Read more



Issues in evaluation of complex social change programmes for sexual assault prevention  

by Liz Wall. Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault, 2013

ACSSA Issues, 2013, no. 14

Short paper - electronic document -  20 p - PDF & HTML
Key messages:
The most valid, rigorous and reliable information for any evaluation is that which informs the stakeholders about what they need to know for prevention effectiveness...
Read more     



Reading statistics : a guide for professionals working with domestic and family violence 

by Rochelle Braaf, Christine Eastman, Isobelle Barrett Meyering and Karen Wilcox. Sydney, NSW : Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse, 2013

Short paper - electronic document (22 p.); PDF
Statistical literacy is crucial for professionals working in the field of domestic and family violence, or for those who engage with domestic and family violence literature in their work... Read more    



Disclosure of intimate partner violence to informal social support network members : a review of the literature
by Kateryna M. Sylaska and Katie M. Edwards
Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 2013, online first 

Journal article - Sage, 2013 

This article presents a review of the published literature to date on rates, experiences, and correlates of victims' disclosure of or help seeking for intimate partner violence ... Read abstract 

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In the news


Click on the link for full news item   


Applications for Community Internship Programme open  

- 6 Aug, 2013

Applications for the Community Internship Programme are now open. This...


1000 hours of communications expertise to help stop child abuse - 5 Aug, 2013
Advertising agency DraftFCB is offering to donate 1000 hours of their time in...   


Sexual violence sector funding review underway

- 2 Aug, 2013
Lead Minister for Sexual Violence Services Paula Bennett says she is working...   


Rotorua Children's Team working with first children  

- 31 Jul, 2013
The Rotorua Children's Team started working with the first children and...   


Private Member's Bill would make domestic violence an aggravated factor in sentencing - 31 Jul, 2013  

Labour MP Sue Moroney today launched a Private Member's Bill that would make...   


Applications for the Lottery Community Sector Research Fund now open - 30 Jul, 2013
Applications for the Lottery Community Sector Research Fund are now open....   


Judith Collins: Family Dispute Resolution going ahead in Family Court reforms - 29 Jul, 2013
Justice Minster Judith Collins said today that plans to implement the Family...   


New national Australian foundation to prevent violence against women and girls - 26 Jul, 2013
A new national Australian foundation is being launched today to prevent...   


Ngāti Porou and CYF sign child protection agreement  

- 26 Jul, 2013  

Ngāti Porou and Child, Youth and Family have signed a Memorandum of...   


New Christchurch alliance plans co-location to enhance support services - 25 Jul, 2013
Six Christchurch NGOs plan to co-locate services to enhance their support for...   


TV3 looks at dowry abuse in New Zealand - 25 Jul, 2013
TV3 has highlighted the story of a young woman left unable to speak, eat or...   


Applications for the ISO Capability Investment Resource funding open - 25 Jul, 2013
Applications for the second distribution of the Ministry of Social Development'...   


New Special Collection addresses domestic violence in LGBTQ communities - 24 Jul, 2013
A new Special Collection on preventing and responding to domestic violence...    


Gender-neutral approach to violence 'masks the reality

 - 23 Jul, 2013
Auckland University Associate Professor Peter Adams has written on gender...   


Glenn Inquiry review: 23 recommendations made  

- 19 Jul, 2013
Heather Henare and Kim Workman have completed their review of the Glenn Inquiry...   


Hauraki locals get involved in community family violence and sexual abuse projects - 18 Jul, 2013
Community projects from Hauraki showcase the family violence prevention and...   


Understanding statistics in the family violence field  

- 18 Jul, 2013
Two recently released Australian papers seek to increase understanding of...   


New funding model for Whānau Ora - 17 Jul, 2013
A new funding model for Whānau Ora has been announced by Minister Tariana Turia...   


Review of CYF social worker caseloads and complexity  

- 16 Jul, 2013
Labour Party Social Development spokesperson Jacinda Ardern has called for...   


Fears, constraints and contracts in the community and voluntary sector - 12 Jul, 2013
A study has been conducted in response to indications of a lack of independence...   


Trauma-informed domestic violence services; Child maltreatment, victimisation and trauma - 12 Jul, 2013
New resources on trauma-informed domestic violence services and child...   


NGO social work study award applications 2014  

- 12 Jul, 2013
The 2014 NGO Social Work Study Awards application round opens on Monday 5...   


GirlGuiding New Zealand rolls out education programme on gender-based violence - 11 Jul, 2013
GirlGuiding New Zealand is rolling out a six-week education programme on gender...   


Resources on religion and domestic violence - 11 Jul, 2013
A new compilation of resources on domestic violence and religion has been...   


New Pacific family violence training programme  

- 9 Jul, 2013
A new Pacific Family Violence Training Programme is being developed and piloted...   


'It's OK to help' wins Prime Minister's Award - 4 Jul, 2013
The Ministry of Social Development's 'It's OK to Help' campaign has won the...    

Check for more news    

Upcoming events 
Click on the link for event details.  

Until 15 November 2013 *NEW*
Tirohia Mai / Look At Us Now: Women in Aotearoa New Zealand
National Library Exhibition - Wellington
13 Aug 2013, 1.00 - 3.00 pm *NEW*
One in a Hundred: Improving Justice for Sexual Violence Survivors
Cartwright Anniversary Seminar - Auckland

13 August 2013, 6.00 - 8.30 pm *NEW*
Compassion and Connection: A Non-violent Approach to Early Childhood Education
Public Lecture - Auckland

19 -23 August 2013 *NEW*
Child Protection Studies Programme
 5 day course - Tauranga

22 August 2013 *NEW*
Child Protection Studies Workshop
1 day course - Invercargill

22 -23 August 2013 *NEW*
Compassion and Connection: An Introduction to Non-violent Parenting
2 day Workshop - Auckland

2 - 6 September 2013 *NEW*
Child Protection Studies Programme
5 day course - Gisborne

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

9 -10 September 2013 *UPDATED*
Imagining the Solution: National Tauiwi and Bicultural Sexual Violence Prevention Hui

14 September 2013 *NEW*
Moving Towards Change: a Human Rights Approach...
Workshop - Auckland 

16 - 20 September 2013 *NEW*
Child Protection Studies Programme
5 day course - Hamilton

7 - 9 October 2013
Children in Crisis Conference

14 - 17 October 2013
3rd International Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum 2013
Bangkok, Thailand

14 - 18 October 2013 *NEW*
Child Protection Studies Programme
5 day course - Hutt Valley

4 - 8 November 2013 *NEW*
Child Protection Studies Programme
5 day course - Dunedin

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

18 - 22 November 2013 *NEW*
Child Protection Studies Programme
5 day course - Christchurch

20 - 22 November 2013
More to Life than Services Conference

25 -26 November 2013 *NEW*
Fostering Te Pā Harakeke: Healthy and Prosperous Families of Mana
Annual Research Symposium - Tauranga

2 - 6 December 2013 *NEW*
Child Protection Studies Programme
5 day course - South Auckland 


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



Please keep us posted about events in your region.