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Issue 30
April 2014
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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The Clearinghouse has published our sixth Issues Paper, Kaupapa Māori wellbeing framework: The basis for whānau violence prevention and intervention.  


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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Tip of the month  

The Clearinghouse has added Seminars to the Events menu on our website.

This is where you will find presentations from Clearinghouse seminars.

Recent presenters who have provided their presentations in PDF format for you to view are Robert Geffner, Garth Baker, Jeffrey Edleson and Sudha Shetty.
We will add material from future seminars, with the presenters' agreement.

Presentations from our past conferences are also found under Events on the menu bar.  
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

Kaupapa Māori wellbeing framework : the basis for whānau violence prevention and intervention
Terry Dobbs and Moana Eruera. Auckland : New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, University of Auckland, 2014
Report (45 p.); PDF & Word DOC
Summary: This paper contains a number of key messages - Māori are over-represented in family violence statistics as both victims and perpetrators. The causes of whānau violence are acknowledged as complex and as sourced from both historical and contemporary factors. The impact of colonisation needs to be considered in order to respond effectively to whānau violence. Western approaches have not curbed the epidemic of whānau violence. Multi-level approaches to whānau violence prevention and intervention are more likely to achieve the best results. Understanding the difference between whānau and family is critical in terms of any prevention and intervention practices, policies and legislation... Read more

The impact of domestic violence on workers and the workplace
Margaret Michelle Rayner-Thomas. A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Public Health, The University of Auckland, 2013
MPH Thesis (146 p.); PDF
Summary: Domestic violence is a complex social issue with far-reaching health, legal, and economic consequences. International research has increasingly recognised that the effects of domestic violence extend beyond the domestic sphere and into the work lives and workplaces of victims. However, to date, no research exists in New Zealand examining the impact of domestic violence on workers and their workplaces... Read more

Loves-Me-Not : Healthy Relationships Workshop. Evaluation summary. New Zealand Police, Sophie Elliott Foundation and It's Not OK. Dunedin : Sophie Elliott Foundation, 2013
Report (8 p.); PDF
Summary: The Loves-Me-Not healthy relationships programme was piloted in nine New Zealand high schools during May and June 2013. Its purpose is to educate young people to reject unhealthy, controlling and abusive relationships either as an abuser, a victim or a bystander... Read more

Productivity gains from workplace protection of victims of domestic violence
Sherilee Kahui, Bryan Ku, Suzanne Snively. Project commissioned by the PSA. Wellington : MoreMedia Enterprises, 2014
Report (65 p.): PDF
Summary: The PSA commissioned this report to examine the impact of workplace protection on deomestic violence victims, other staff and colleagues, the employer and overall productivity... Read more


Journal articles


Contact your local library for full text access to articles which are not freely available online.      


Traumatic brain injury among mothers identified as having a high risk of child maltreatment : a pilot study  

Audrey McKinlay, Cora van Vliet-Ruissen and Annabel Taylor. Springer, 2014
Journal of Family Violence, 2014, online first
Summary: This study examined reports of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among mothers identified as having high risk for child abuse. The participants were 206 mothers referred to a child abuse prevention programme, the Family Help Trust based in Christchurch, between 2003 and 2010...  

Read more     




Intimate partner violence in the United States - 2010
Matthew J. Breiding, Jieru Chen & M.C. Black. Atlanta, Ga. : National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014
Report (96 p.); PDF
Summary: Findings in this report are based on data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). NISVS is an ongoing, nationally representative, random telephone survey in the US that collects information about experiences of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking... Read more

It stops here : standing together to end domestic and family violence in NSW. The NSW Government's Domestic and Family Violence Framework for Reform. Sydney, NSW : NSW Government, 2014
Report (48 p.); PDF
Summary: It Stops Here is the NSW Government's response to the very clear need to ensure the safety of victims and their children is paramount, by strengthening its approach to violence prevention; changing the way  services and support are delivered to victims of violence; and delivering programs and services that hold perpetrators accountable and reduce re-offending... Read more

LOVE BiTES : an evaluation of the LOVEBiTES and Respectful Relationships Programs in a Sydney school Michael Flood and Vicki Kendrick. Woolllongong, NSW : University of Woollongong, 2012
Report (93 p.); PDF
Summary: This document reports on an evaluation of the impact among students of two violence prevention programs run by the National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)... Read more

Pathways : how women leave violent men
Shirley Patton. Hobart, Tas. : Government of Tasmania, 2003
Report (222 p.); PDF
Summary: At the Justice and Change Conference held in Canberra (1999), Professor Liz Kelly (Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, University of North London) argued that there should be a shift in the direction of domestic violence policy and service research,.. Read more

Preventing violence against women and girls : from community activism to governement policy. Working paper  

written by Suzanne Dyson. Bangkok, Thailand : Partners for Prevention, 2012
Report (51 p.); PDF
Summary: "This report describes the processes that led to the development of a ten-year government plan to prevent violence against women and girls in Victoria, Australia...  

Read more

Primary prevention of violence against women
compiled by Inara Walden. Sydney, NSW : Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse, 2014
Fast facts, 12, February 2014, (5 p.); PDF
Summary: Primary prevention strategies try to prevent violence before it takes place, by seeking to understand and target known risk factors for perpetration or victimisation...  Read more

Seeking security : promoting women's wellbeing following domestic violence
Rochelle Braaf and Isobelle Barrett Meyering. Sydney, NSW : Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse, 2011
Report (137 p.); PDF & HTML available
Summary: This research has been specifically concerned to examine the impact of domestic violence on women's economic wellbeing and the intersection of this with their recovery overall... Read more  


Journal articles


Contact your local library for full text access to articles which are not freely available online.   


Battered women charged with homicide in Australia, Canada and New Zealand : How do they fare?

Elizabeth Sheehy, Julie Stubbs and Julia Tolmie. Sage, 2012   

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 2012, 45(3) 383-399
Summary: This article examines trends in the resolution of homicide cases involving battered women defendants from 2000 to 2010 in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Australia and Canada appear to have  some commonalities in their treatment of such cases with higher acquittal rates and a greater reliance on plea bargaining to produce manslaughter verdicts, as compared with New Zealand... Read more

Effect of a paraprofessional home-visiting intervention on American Indian teen mothers' and infants' behavioral risks : a randomized controlled trial
Britta Mullany, Nicole Neault, Scott Compton, Alice Carter, Ramelda Hastings, Trudy Billy, Valerie Coho-Mescal, Sherilynn Lorenzo John T. Walkup. American Psychiatric Publishing, 2013
American Journal of Psychiatry, 2013, 170(1):83-93
Summary: Teen mothers on three American Indian reservations improved on several measures of parenting capability after participating in Family Spirit, a home-visiting intervention developed with NIDA support...
Read more

A systematic review of universal campaigns targeting child physical abuse prevention
Mary Kathryn Poole, David W. Seal and Catherine A. Taylor. Health Education Research, 2014
Health Education Research, 2014, online (45 p.)
Summary: The purpose of this review was to better understand the impact of universal campaign interventions with a media component aimed at preventing child physical abuse... Read more 

In the news


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Concerns that experts' report on family violence 'buried' - 5 May, 2014
Concerns have been raised about the fate of a report by the independent Expert Advisory Group on Family Violence...

Rape Crisis and Male Survivors collaborate on Rape Awareness Weeek posters - 5 May, 2014
Rape Awareness Week (RAW) is being marked from 1-7 May 2014. This year, Rape Crisis has...
$10 million funding boost for sexual violence services - 5 May, 2014
The government has announced a $10 million funding boost for sexual violence services...

Sexual violence counselling costs to be fully covered by ACC - 1 May, 2014
ACC has announced it will provide full funding for survivors of sexual violence...


Solomon Islands theatre engages community in awareness of violence- 29 Apr, 2014
A Solomon Islands theatre project is using performance to celebrate women and...

Paper considers effect of quakes on Christchurch children- 24 Apr, 2014
The Child Poverty Action Group has released a background paper on how the...

Effective parenting programmes key to reducing child maltreatment: Families Commission report- 24 Apr, 2014
The Families Commission has released a report which finds effective parenting...

Aotearoa women's rights lobbied in Women's Election Agenda - 24 Apr, 2014
Women's status and rights within Aotearoa New Zealand have been highlighted...

'Flagship Programme' being implemented on East Coast to reduce family violence- 15 Apr, 2014
Justice Minister Judith Collins has announced a 'Flagship Programme' to reduce...

Select Committee hears oral submissions in inquiry on sexual violence services funding- 15 Apr, 2014
The Social Services Select Committee is currently hearing oral submissions in...

Research compendium examines current funding impacts on women's organisations- 15 Apr, 2014
The international Association of Women's Rights in Development (AWID) has...

Responses to rating NZ the most "socially advanced" country in the world- 15 Apr, 2014
The 2014 Social Progress Index (SPI) ranked New Zealand as the most socially...

Additional funding, increased reporting for Elder Abuse and Neglect services- 10 Apr, 2014
The Government has announced $170,000 of contestable funding for two new...

Clearinghouses releases new Issues Paper: Kaupapa Māori well-being framework- 7 Apr, 2014
The Clearinghouse has today released Issues Paper 6, Kaupapa Māori wellbeing...
TV series Womenpower returns in April- 3 Apr, 2014
The 2014 series of Womenpower returns in April, screening on Tuesdays at 7.30pm...

Concern over selected leadership of North Island Whānau Ora- 3 Apr, 2014
A new branch of the National Urban Māori Authority (NUMA), Te Pou Matakana, has...

Research evidences cost of domestic violence to employers- 3 Apr, 2014
Supporting those experiencing domestic violence in the workplace has been...

Police release crime statistics; family violence information expected 'later this year'- 2 Apr, 2014
Police have released crime statistics for the year ending 31 December 2013,...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month; complex trauma and sexual victimisation; EU survey findings- 1 Apr, 2014
The US annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) takes place in April....  

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Upcoming events 
Click on the link for event details. 

8 May 2014 *NEW*
Breaking the silence but keeping secrets: what young people want to address sexual violence - Workshop

12 - 16 May 2014
Child Protection Studies Programme - 5 day course

20 - 21 May 2014
Easy Evaluation - Workshop

26 - 30 May 2014
Child Protection Studies Programme - 5 day course

29 May 2014 *NEW" course commences
Graduate Certificate in Cross Cultural Supervision
Wānanga style course held weekends and evenings
Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland

4 June 2014 *NEW*
Evidence2Action Symposium 2014: The secrets of success

10 - 11 June 2014
Easy Evaluation - Workshop

9 - 13 June 2014
Child Protection Studies Programme - 5 day course

10 June 2014
Recognising and Responding to Child Abuse - Workshop
New Plymouth

18 June 2014 *NEW*
Responding effectively to victims of domestic violence - Training

18 - 19 June 2014
Developing Policies and Procedures to Recognise and Respond to Child Abuse - 2 day workshop

23 - 27 June 2014
Child Protection Studies Programme - 5 day course

24 June 2014
Recognising and Responding to Child Abuse - Workshop

24 - 25 June 2014
Easy Evaluation - Workshop

30 June - 4 July 2014
Child Protection Studies Programme - 5 day course

30 June - 25 September 2014 *NEW*
Kaupapa Rangihau Workshop Series
Four 2-day workshops

4 July 2014 *NEW*
Symposium on Women and Children - A 'State of the Nation' discussion on how life is for Women & Children in New Zealand in 2014

4 July 2014 *NEW*
Centre for Asian and Ethnic Minority Health Research National Symposium

30 July - 1 August 2014
13th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference
Melbourne, Australia

5-6 August 2014 *NEW*
Easy Evaluation  - Workshop
Lower Hutt

19-23 August 2014 *NEW*
Child Protection Studies Programme - 5 day course

14 - 17 September 2014

20th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect
Nagoya, Japan