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Issue 24September 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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This month we have made some changes to the website to  make it easier for you to find the information you need.  We have added a Quick links section on the right hand side of our webpages.  The links are: 


How to use the Clearinghouse 

 - a brief guide to what the Clearinghouse offers  

How to search the library

- the new library homepage with information about what's in the library and how to search and borrow
What's new in the library

- listing items added to the library, updated monthly 

Search website (excluding library)

- the website can be searched by keyword, but to find items in the library you need to use the How to search link above or the Library catalog search box on the right of the menu bar on the website.


We welcome your feedback on these new features. In coming months, we will provide more tips on getting the most from the Clearinghouse website and library. 


There is still time to make submissions on:

Inquiry into the funding of sexual violence services - information to support submissions available (due 10 Oct 2013)   

Victims' Orders against Violent Offenders Bill (due 10 Oct 2013)

Vulnerable Children Bill (due 30 Oct 2013) 

Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Bill (due 1 Nov 2013)


Other news, views, and happenings in brief:     

Read on for more resources, news and events.  



The NZFVC team

@ Tāmaki Innovation Campus
 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
Growing up with domestic violence : the voices of resilience
Maree Henderson
A thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Health Science in Psychology at Massey University, Manawatu, New Zealand, 2013
Masters thesis - print & PDF (182 p.)
The aim of this research was to bring voice to the experiences of adult children exposed to domestic violence as children; to privilege their experiences, insights, contradictions and resistances in their stories of resilience as they negotiate lives free from violence... Read more

Guidance for veterinarians : dealing with cases of suspected or actual animal abuse and family violence
Wellington : Veterinary Council of New Zealand, 2013
Booklet - print & PDF (27 p.)
These guidelines have been developed to assist veterinarians to set practice policies and protocols to follow when animal abuse or family violence is suspected or identified... Read more

Reporting sexual violence in Aotearoa New Zealand
Nicola Wood and Sandra Dickson. Wellington : Tauiwi Prevention Project, TOAH-NNEST, 2013
Report - print & PDF (19 p.)
This resource has been developed to assist journalists to write accurate news stories. It includes recommendations based on current reporting, statistics... Read more

Review of Child, Youth and Family complaints system : report to the Minister of Social Development, June 2013
Howard Broad.  2013
Report - PDF (96 p.)
This report investigates the establishment of an independent complaints mechanism for Child Youth and Family which could be separate from the Ministry of Social Development... Read more



Why do some men use violence against women and how can we prevent it? : quantitative findings from the United Nations Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific

Emma Fulu, Xian Warner, Stephanie Miedema, Rachel Jewkes, Tim Roselli and James Lang. Bangkok, Thailand : UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women & UN Volunteers, 2013
Report - PDF (120 p.)
This UN multi-country study of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific (Papua New Guinea only) found that overall nearly half of those men interviewed reported using physical and/or sexual violence against a female partner...
Read more

Preventing violence : evaluating outcomes of parenting programmes
Geneva, Switzerland : World Health Organization, 2013
Report - PDF (32 p.)
This publication seeks to increase understanding of the need for, and the process of, conducting outcome evaluations of parenting programmes... Read more

Changing course : preventing gang membership
editors: Thomas R. Simon, Nancy M. Ritter, Reshma R. Mahendra. Washington, DC : Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice ; Atlanta, GA : Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 2013
Report - PDF (166 p.)
This book explores the important nexus of public safety and public health in preventing kids from joining gangs. Community leaders and practitioners are invited to engage in a new way of thinking about this nexus - and to put into practice evidence-based principles... Read more

Technology, teen dating violence and abuse, and bullying
Janine M. Zweig, Meredith Dank, Pamela Lachman and Jennifer Yahner. Washington, DC :  Justice and Policy Center, Urban Institute, 2013
Report  - PDF (198 p.)
This study involved 5,000 plus students in the US.
The study's findings showed that more than a quarter of youth in a relationship said they experienced some form of cyber dating abuse victimization in the prior year. Females were twice as likely as males to report being a victim of sexual cyber dating abuse... Read more


Women, trauma and alcohol dependency : connections and disconnections in alcohol treatment for women
Deanna L. Mulvihill, Marilyn Ford-Gilboe and Rick Csiernik. Saarbrücken, Germany : Lambert Academic Publishing, 2009
Book  - request this item (210 p.)
This book is for any health professional interested in learning about how alcohol-dependent and intimate partner abused women reach out for help to the health community... Read more

Journal articles

Changed and changing gender and family roles and domestic violence in African refugee background communities post-settlement in Perth, Australia
Colleen Fisher
Violence Against Women, 2013, 19(7): 833-847
Journal article - Sage, 2013
Domestic violence in five African refugee background communities - Somalian, Sierra Leonean, Ethiopian, Liberian and Sudanese communities - is investigated through interviews with members of the communities and with professionals who support them... Read abstract
Contact your local library for full text access to this article

Mounting and maintaining the Violence Against Women research and evaluation program at the National Institute of Justice
Bernard Auchter and Angela Moore
Violence Against Women, 2013, 19(6): 687-712
Journal article - Sage, 2013
This article documents and provides a perspective on key components in the history, development, and accomplishments of the Violence Against Women (VAW) research and evaluation program of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) since the United States passed the Violence Against Women Act in 1994. This is the focus of this Special Issue of Violence Against Women... Read abstract
Contact your local library for full text access to this article

In the news


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New TV series 'Womenpower' to air from Wednesday 2 October - 27 Sep, 2013

A new TV series 'Womenpower' begins on Wednesday 2 October at 7.30pm. Presented...

Free online educational tool: understanding evidence in violence prevention - 26 Sep, 2013
A free, interactive, online tool on understanding evidence in violence...    


Information to assist with submissions on the funding of specialist sexual violence services - 26 Sep, 2013
Information to assist with submissions to the Social Services Committee on the...  

Family Court reforms pass Committee of the Whole House reading - 26 Sep, 2013
The Family Court Proceedings Reform Bill has passed its Committee of the Whole...    


Submissions open on Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Bill - 26 Sep, 2013
A Bill designed to protect the public from serious sexual and violent offenders...  (Closing date 1 Nov 2013)  


Special Collection on Domestic Violence and Health Care updated - 26 Sep, 2013
A Special Collection on Domestic Violence and Health Care has been updated by...   


New resources on engaging bystanders to prevent sexual violence - 23 Sep, 2013
A new information packet on engaging bystanders to prevent sexual violence has...   


Restorative justice standards for family violence and sexual offending cases - 23 Sep, 2013
The Ministry of Justice has published standards for restorative justice in...   


TOAH-NNEST launches website - 19 Sep, 2013

Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together has launched a website...     


Changes to Legal Aid funding in effect - 19 Sep, 2013
Changes to Legal Aid funding came into effect on 2 September 2013. The reforms...   


Report calls for independent monitoring of CYF and complaints process - 19 Sep, 2013
The Government is investigating expanding the Office of Children's Commissioner...   


Submissions open on Vulnerable Children Bill  

- 18 Sep, 2013
The Vulnerable Children Bill has had its first reading in Parliament and been... (Closing date 30 Oct 2013)     


Analysis of media reporting on sexual violence in New Zealand - 18 Sep, 2013
An analysis of media reporting on sexual violence in New Zealand has just been...   


UN study asks men about violence against women in Asia and the Pacific - 17 Sep, 2013
One of the first large studies to focus on male perpetrators rather than female...   


Tonga passes Family Protection Bill - 17 Sep, 2013
A Bill to address domestic violence has passed its third and final reading in...   


Thesis explores advocacy work with women experiencing violence - 13 Sep, 2013
Advocacy work with women experiencing intimate partner violence is explored in...   


Saudi Arabia criminalises domestic violence - 11 Sep, 2013
Saudi Arabia has criminalised domestic violence, passing a law through cabinet...   


Using robust research evidence in policy formation and evaluation - 10 Sep, 2013
Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor, has written a...   


More funding awarded to reduce bullying of young people  

- 10 Sep, 2013
Under a second round of funding, Te Punanga Haumaru has granted funding for a...   


Submissions open on Victims' Orders Against Violent Offenders Bill - 10 Sep, 2013
A Bill to prevent serious violent and sexual offenders coming into contact with... (Closing date 10 Oct, 2013)   


Renewed calls for justice for sexual violence survivors  

- 6 Sep, 2013
A seminar held in Auckland has heard renewed calls for changes to trial and pre...   


Owen Glenn says Inquiry on track - 6 Sep, 2013
Owen Glenn has said he will be staying on as part of the Glenn Inquiry. He said...   


Government consulting on Māori Community Development Act 1962 - 5 Sep, 2013
The Māori Community Development Act, passed in 1962, established the Māori...  (Closing date 30 Sep, 2013)  


Bail Amendment Bill passed in Parliament - 5 Sep, 2013
The Bail Amendment Bill passed the third and final reading in Parliament on 27 August 2013... 


Check for more news   

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
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

15 October 2013 *NEW*
Allan Wade - Addressing Violence and Promoting Social Justice
Workshop - Auckland

16 October 2013 *NEW*
Working with abuse within families: linking knowledge to practice
Symposium - Auckland

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

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

31 October - 2 November 2013 *NEW*
Family Planning Conference 2013 - Positive Sexual Health -Wellington

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
13th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect  Melbourne, Australia

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

15 November 2013
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
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.