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Issue 23August 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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In the news this month, the Vulnerable Children Bill was introduced into Parliament on 2 September. Also, Parliament's  Social Services Select Committee is conducting an inquiry into funding for specialist sexual violence social services - submissions close on 10 October 2013


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
Families and whānau status report : towards measuring the wellbeing of families and whānau
- Wellington, N.Z. : Families Commission, 2013
Report  - electronic document (154 p.); PDF
This report seeks to explore the practicality of developing and agreeing on a coherent and readily understandable framework for measuring, monitoring and reporting on how well families and whānau are faring...Read more

Youth '12 overview : the health and wellbeing of New Zealand secondary school students in 2012
Terryann Clark et al.
Auckland, N.Z. : University of Auckland. Adolescent Health Research Group, 2013
Report - electronic document (36 p.); PDF
This report presents an overview of findings from Youth'12, the third national health and wellbeing survey of secondary school students in New Zealand. Prevalence tables are available in a separate report....Read more

Journal articles

Health care and female survivors of childhood sexual abuse : health professionals' perspectives
Kim McGregor, Jeny Gautam, Marewa Glover and Shirley Jülich.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2013, 22(6), 761-775
Taylor & Francis, 2013
This study explored health professionals' experiences with adult survivors of child sexual abuse in New Zealand. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 13 health professionals... Read abstract
Contact your local library for full text access to this article

Offending behaviours of child and adolescent firesetters over a 10-year follow-up
Ian Lambie, Julia Ioane, Isabel Randell and Fred Seymour
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2013, online
Wiley & Sons, 2013
This research assesses the post-intervention arson recidivism and other offending rates of a group of 182 firesetting children and adolescents referred to the New Zealand Fire Awareness and Intervention Program (FAIP) Involvement with family violence (as a perpetrator, complainant or victim) was associated with more severe offending behaviour...Read abstract
Contact your local library for full text access to this article

Dissertations and theses

Experiences of advocacy : Situating experiences of contemporary women's advocates within the feminist movement to end violence against women
Diane Woolson Neville
A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Social Practice, Auckland, Unitec New Zealand, 2013
Masters thesis - electronic document (109 p.); PDF
This research examines how contemporary women's advocates working with women experiencing intimate partner violence regard their work, the analysis they hold and language they use about the phenomenon of violence against women, and how this contemporary work may be situated in relation to the feminist movement to end violence against women...Read more

Mandatory reporting of suspected child maltreatment in New Zealand Early Childhood Centres
Kathy Kerr
A thesis submitted to Auckland University of Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts (M.A.), 2013
Masters thesis - electronic document (133 p.); PDF
The focus of this research is to investigate the discussion regarding the introduction of mandatory reporting through the views on confidence in reporting of current practitioners working in Early Childhood Education Centres in Aotearoa/ New Zealand...Read more

Psychological well-being in maltreated children and caregiver perspectives of support
Sarah Anne Wolstenholme
A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), The University of Auckland, 2013
Doctoral thesis - electronic document (159 p.); PDF
Understanding the patterns of referral to child protection services can inform decision makers about the services needed for the prevention and treatment of child abuse. This research consisted of three linked studies...Read more

Rock the cradle : end child abuse
Rose Rees-Owen
A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters in Communication Studies (MCS), Auckland, AUT University, 2012
Masters thesis - electronic document (57 p.); PDF
This thesis seeks solutions to reduce child abuse. Early intervention and addressing the underlying causes behind child abuse and neglect...Read more

What are the risk factors in the abuse and maltreatment of children with disabilities?
Jenny Wyber
A dissertation submitted to Auckland University of Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the the degree of Master of Health Science - 2012
Masters thesis - electronic document (50 p.); PDF
This study explores the risk factors in the abuse and maltreatment of children with disabilities. From this study the best practice to support children with disabilities who experience abuse and maltreatment are identified...
Read more



Improving responses to refugees with backgrounds of multiple trauma : pointers for practitioners in domestic and family violence, sexual assault and settlement services   

Contributors: Lana Zannettino, Eileen Pittaway, Rebecca Eckert, Linda Bartolomei, Beata Ostapiej-Piatkowski, Annabelle Allimant and Jill Parris - Sydney, NSW : Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse, 2013

Practice Monograph, 1
Practice monograph - electronic document (40 p.); PDF
The contributors to this first Practice Monograph from the ADFVC offer valuable insight into the enhancement of practice across work with refugee women who experience domestic and family violence...Read more     



The role of forensic medical evidence in the prosecution of adult sexual assault  

Antonia Quadara, Bianca Fileborn and Deb Parkinson - Melbourne, Vic :  Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault, Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2013

ACSSA Issues: no. 15
Issues paper - print & electronic document (32 p.): PDF and HTML available
Obtaining forensic medical evidence from victim / survivors is often a central part of investigative and case-building efforts in sexual assault prosecution. Developments in the collection, analysis and interpretation of forensic medical evidence have significantly expanded the role and influence of such evidence...Read more    

In the news


Click on the link for full news item.


Pasefika Proud - building violence free familie

- 4 Sep, 2013 


Documentary produced in memory of Patricia Ann McGrath - 3 Sep, 2013 


Practice monograph: responses to refugee women with multiple trauma experiences - 29 Aug, 2013
A Practice Monograph addressing practitioner responses to refugee women has...  

Request for Proposal: Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies - 29 Aug, 2013
Using an interagency approach, Whānau Ora seeks to empower whānau as a whole by...  

Submissions invited for inquiry into the funding of specialist sexual violence social services - 27 Aug, 2013
Public submissions are now being invited on the inquiry into the funding of...  

Clearinghouse launches the Timeline of family and whānau violence milestones - 22 Aug, 2013
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has complied a Timeline to...  

UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing holds fourth session on human rights of older persons - 22 Aug, 2013
The fourth working session of the United Nations Open-Ended Working Group on...  

Announcement of the Vulnerable Children Bill 

- 20 Aug, 2013
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has announced that legislative...  

Free resources supporting businesses to respond to family violence - 19 Aug, 2013
The North Harbour Business Association in conjunction with the It's Not OK...  

Collective Impact: a systemic approach to social change - 19 Aug, 2013
A focus on independent intervention can mean non-profit organisations work in...  

Guide to make Facebook safer for victims of abuse 

  - 13 Aug, 2013
The United States' National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and...  

Families Commission releases first Families and Whānau Status Report - 12 Aug, 2013
The Families Commission has released its first report in a series planned to...  

Advocates' guide addresses sexual violence within the military - 8 Aug, 2013
The United States National Sexual Violence Resource Center has released an...  

First results from Youth '12 survey released - 7 Aug, 2013
The Adolescent Health Research Group has released the first wave of results...  

Better Public Services targets results for year to 03/2013 released - 6 Aug, 2013
Results against the Government's Better Public Services targets have been...  

Ngāpuhi and CYF Tai Tokerau seek to make a difference for tamariki - 6 Aug, 2013
A recently established Child, Youth and Family team, Tai Tokerau, is focusing...       

Upcoming events 
Click on the link for event details.  

Until 15 November 2013
Tirohia Mai / Look At Us Now: Women in Aotearoa New Zealand
National Library Exhibition - Wellington
9 -10 September 2013 *REGISTRATION CLOSED*
Imagining the Solution: National Tauiwi and Bicultural Sexual Violence Prevention Hui


12 September 2013, 5.30 pm *NEW*
Love and Sex in an age of Pornography
Public lecture - Auckland 

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

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

19 -20 September 2013 *NEW*
Working Together Post the White Paper to Achieve the Best Outcomes for Vulnerable  Children and Whānau
SSPA and Fostering Kids joint national conference

25 September 2013 *NEW*
Recognising and Responding to Child Abuse
Workshop - Auckland

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
Child Protection Studies Programme
5 day course - Hutt Valley

17 - 18 October 2013 *NEW*
Allan Wade - Addressing Violence and Promoting Social Justice
2 day workshop - Palmerston North

21 - 22 October 2013 *NEW*
Allan Wade - Addressing Violence and Promoting Social Justice 
2 day workshop - Hamilton

4 - 8 November 2013
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

10 - 13 November 2013 *NEW*
13th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect  Melbourne, Australia

14 November 2013 *NEW*
Safe and Together: A child-centred approach to the intersection of IPV & child maltreatment
Melbourne, Australia

15 November 2013 *NEW*
Safe engagement and assessment: Working with fathers and families to support safe, positive fathering
Melbourne, Australia

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

20 - 22 November 2013
More to Life than Services Conference

25 November 2013 *NEW*
White Ribbon Day
Aotearoa New Zealand

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

2 - 6 December 2013
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.