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Issue 32
June 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 Government has announced a package of Justice sector measures to address family violence, estimated to cost an extra $9.4 million over 4 years. It has also released the report of the Expert Advisory Group on family violence established in 2013, and released its response.


The Clearinghouse will be releasing our annual data summaries next week. We will send out a special update when these are available online.    


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 
Using the Clearinghouse to inform practice
Reading and applying research is a critical part of working effectively to prevent and respond to family and whānau violence. We know many of you do this already. For those newer to the Clearinghouse, some tips that may be useful are below: 
  • If you're developing a new resource, programme, policy or practice guideline, get into the habit of looking to the research as a starting place. Have evaluations of similar programmes or resources been done before? Search the Clearinghouse library to find out.
  • If you're writing a submission, look at what research has found about the issue. Submissions are stronger when they're informed by research as well as your organisation's work and practitioner knowledge. Search the Clearinghouse library to see what the research says.
  • Foster practices of learning, exchange and a "culture of curiosity" in your organisation. For example, pick a new research report or article from the Clearinghouse newsletter to discuss in your team or staff meetings. What are its implications for the way you work?
  • When new staff start in your organisation, let them know about the Clearinghouse and sign them up for the newsletter.

For further assistance locating relevant research, contact the Information Specialist.

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 

Assessment of the design and implementation of the Children's Teams to January 2014

Wellington: SuPERU, a division of Families Commission, 2014
Report (40 pages); PDF
Summary: The Children's Teams are a key component of the Government's multi-year Children's Action Plan (CAP). This report provides an assessment of the design and implementation of the Children's Teams model. This report addresses the overarching question: is the design right?... Read more

Effective parenting programmes : a review of the effectiveness of parenting programmes for parents of vulnerable children
Jeremy Robertson. Wellington: SuPERU, a division of Families Commission, 2014
Report (190 pages); PDF
Summary: This report reviews the evidence on the effectiveness of parenting programmes, as a way of reducing the risk of maltreatment of vulnerable children aged 0-6 years... Read more

Faiths against violence
Wellington: Office of the Children's Commissioner, 2014
Children, Summer 2014, issue 84
Special issue (27 pages); PDF
Summary:  Faiths against violence is the focus of this issue of Children. It includes Faith communities against family violence: a national statement and a companion statement by the Hindu Council of New Zealand (Hindu Dharma)... Read more

Family Violence Death Review Committee : fourth annual report: January 2013 to December 2013
Wellington: Health Quality and Safety Commission, 2014
Report (152 pages); PDF
Summary: This report provides an in-depth analysis of family violence homicides between 2009 and 2012... Read more

Leading Justice Symposium : summary of proceedings
held at Parliament House, Wellington, 29 April 2014
Report (20 pages); PDF
Summary: Justice Minister Judith Collins invited local and international experts to the this symposium to discuss a "10 year horizon" vision on justice and crime issues. The symposium included discussion of sexual, domestic and family violence... Read more

The people's report : the People's Inquiry into addressing child abuse and domestic violence
prepared by Denise Wilson and Melinda Webber.  Auckland: The Glenn Inquiry, 2014
Report (172 pages); PDF
Summary: This report contains the stories, thoughts, and suggestions for addressing child abuse and domestic violence from those who have been affected. It is an inside view of what change needs to happen. It is the first major piece of work to emerge from the independent Glenn Inquiry... Read more

Poupoua, tiritiria: stories of aroha in whānau and community : 'Poutiria te Aroha' - bringing a Nonviolent Parenting Training Programme into a New Zealand context. Year 3 action research report
Raglan: Te Mauri Tau Inc., 2013
Report (79 pages); PDF
Summary: "Poutiria te Aroha" is an approach to working with, and in, whānau and community, holding firmly to aroha as both a principle and a practice underpinning all interactions... Read more

A restorative approach to family violence : changing tack
edited by Anne Hayden, Lorraine Gelsthorpe, Venezia Kingi, Allison Morris. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgrove Publishing Limited, 2014
Book (xxi, 242 pages)
Summary: This book is about the possibility of using restorative justice to deal with family violence. It provides an update on current thinking, practice and research into the use of restorative justice in the area of family violence. It contains contemporary empirical, theoretical and practical perspectives on the use of restorative justice for intimate partner and family violence... Read more

Workload and case work review : qualitative review of social worker caseload, casework and workload management
Office of the Chief Social Worker. Wellington: Child, Youth and Family, Ministry of Social Development, 2014
Report (135 pages); PDF
Summary: This report sets out the findings of the qualitative review of social worker caseload, casework and workload management... Read more


Domestic violence and disabled people

Auckland: Auckland Domestic Violence and Disability Group, 2011
Booklet (18 pages); PDF & Word DOC
Easy Read and New Zealand Sign Language versions now available
Summary: This booklet for disabled people and their carers was developed by the Auckland Domestic Violence and Disability Group, and funded by the It's not OK Campaign. The booklet describes specific forms of violence, abuse and discrimination that happen to disabled people... Read more

Jade speaks up!
Auckland: Violence Free Waitakere, 2014
DVD & CD-Rom resource package
Available from Violence Free Waitakere. Cost $75 + postage
Summary: An animated short film following Jade, and a cast of colourful characters, as she deals with what to do if violence of any kind occurs in a child's life. It has been designed to assist New Zealand children to put strong safety strategies in place to support themselves, should they face violent situations... Read more 





Bystander approaches : responding and preventing men's sexual violence against women
Anastasia Powell. Melbourne, Vic.: Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault, 2014  

ACSSA Issues, May 2014, no. 17  (20 pages); PDF
Summary: Bystander action is often promoted as an effective way of engaging non-violent men in challenging violence against women in their peer groups and communities. While there is much international research literature examining the barriers and facilitators to bystander action, and several program models well evaluated in the United States, bystander approaches for responding to and preventing sexual violence against women are far less developed in Australia... Read more   


Gender equality and violence against women : what's the connection?
Liz Wall. Melbourne, Vic.: Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault, 2014
ACSSA Research Summary, June 2014, no.7 (14 pages); PDF & HTML
Summary: Key messages - Gender inequality is cited as a key determinant or factor that underpins violence against women - the connection, however, is complex and requires consideration from different perspectives; An ecological framework provides a strong basis for a prevention/public health approach to violence against women... Read more 


Sexual and gender-based violence : what is the World Bank doing, and what have we learned? A strategic review
Alys M. Willman and Crystal Corman. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2013
Report (60 pages); PDF
Summary: This report is an effort to take stock of the experience of the World Bank in addressing sexual and gender-based violence, from 2008 to 2013, in order to capture lessons for engaging more strategically on this issue... Read more 



Toward a world free from violence : global survey on violence against children
New York: Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, 2013
Report (160 p.); PDF
Summary: This global survey examines the measures in place around the world to ensure follow-up to the recommendations set out in the 2006 UN Study on Violence against Children, especially those recommendations intended to prevent violence against children, protect child victims and hold perpetrators to account... Read more   



Traversing the maze of 'evidence' and 'best practice' in domestic and family violence service provision in Australia
Jan Breckenridge and Jen Hamer. Sydney, NSW: Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse, 2014
ADFVC Issues Paper, May 2014, no. 20 (15 pages); PDF
Summary: This paper considers how 'evidence' is constructed and translated into 'best practice'. It contends that the experience and understanding of practitioners within domestic and family violence services constitute important contributing knowledge for the evidence-base. However, practice wisdom alone is not sufficient... Read more  



Victims' experiences of short- and long-term safety and wellbeing : findings from an examination of an integrated response to domestic violence
Silke Meyer. Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology, 2014
Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, June 2014, no. 478 (7 pages.); PDF & HTML
Summary: This paper presents the findings from an evaluation of a Queensland police-led integrated service response to domestic violence incidents that was designed to better address women and children's needs for short and long-term safety... Read more  



Journal articles


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


Intimate partner violence and women's reproductive health
Joana de Sousa, Wendy Burgess and Janet Fanslow. Elsevier, 2014
Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, 2014, 24(7): 195-203
Summary: This is a review article on intimate partner violence and women's reproductive health... Read more

Introduction to Special Issue on Violence Against People With Disability
Christopher Mikton and Tom Shakespeare. Sage, 2014
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2014, online first
Summary: This paper introduces a Special Issue of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence addressing violence against disabled people, to be published in November 2014... Read more

A systematic review of primary prevention strategies for sexual violence perpetration
Sarah DeGue, Linda Anne Valle, Melissa K. Holt, Greta M. Massetti, Jennifer L. Matjasko, Andra Teten Tharp. Elsevier, 2014
Aggression and Violent Behavior, 2014, 19(4}; 346-362 
Summary: This systematic review examined 140 outcome evaluations of primary prevention strategies for sexual violence perpetration. The review had two goals... Read more

Trauma exposure and the subsequent risk of coronary heart disease among mid-aged women
June Lee May-Ling, Deborah Loxton and Deirdre McLaughlin. Springer, 2014
Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2014, online first
Summary: Based on data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, the authors found that women who reported trauma exposure at baseline were 1.54 times more likely to report new onset of coronary heart disease than those who did not report trauma exposure... Read more       

In the news


Click on the link for full news item. 

 Government announces "suite of intitiatives" to address family violence- 2 Jul, 2014
The Government today announced "a suite of intitiatives" in the Justice sector...

Government releases Expert Advisory Group report and its response- 2 Jul, 2014
The Government has released the report of the Expert Advisory Group (EAG) on... 


Many community providers are boycotting the pilot of a new programme for...   

Victims' Orders Against Violent Offenders Bill passes final reading- 30 Jun, 2014
Victims of serious violent and sexual offences will be able to apply for an...

 Free, introductory online course on data analysis, starting October- 30 Jun, 2014
The University of Auckland's Department of Statistics is offering a free online...

 16 Days of Activism Against GBV 2014 campaign theme launched: militarism- 30 Jun, 2014
The Center for Women's Global Leadership has announced the 2014 theme for the...

 New sexual violence bystander intervention posters available for use- 26 Jun, 2014
Sexual Abuse Support and Healing (SASH) Nelson has produced a series of sexual...  


 Death reviews lead to call for "radical change" in response to dangerous family violence - 26 Jun, 2014
The Family Violence Death Review Committee's (FVDRC) fourth report urges...
 Vulnerable Children Bill passes into legislation - 25 Jun, 2014
The Vulnerable Children Bill passed its third reading in Parliament on 19 June...

Legislation criminalises forced marriage in UK - 24 Jun, 2014
The UK has passed legislation making it a criminal offence to force someone to...

 Domestic violence information available in Easy Read and New Zealand Sign Language - 23 Jun, 2014
Lobby and advocacy group Auckland Domestic Violence and Disability (DVD) has...

Victorian research highlights experiences of violence against women with disabilities - 23 Jun, 2014
New research from Victoria has explored the experiences and nature of violence... 

New publications summarise what works to prevent violence - 23 Jun, 2014
The Global Programme to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls project has...
Family Violence Taskforce nominated for international award- 19 Jun, 2014
New Zealand's Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families has been...

Research and resources on shaken baby syndrome- 19 Jun, 2014
Dr Patrick Kelly has spoken to the New Zealand Herald about the Shaken Baby Prevention Programme...

 Distribution of $10.4 million for specialist sexual violence services- 19 Jun, 2014
The Ministry of Social Development has announced how the $10.4 million in new...

New sexual violence prevention campaign launched: "Are you that someone?"- 18 Jun, 2014
A new sexual violence prevention campaign was launched by Social Development...
First Glenn Inquiry report released- 17 Jun, 2014
The Glenn Inquiry has released its first report, which records the experiences...

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Sunday 15 June- 12 Jun, 2014
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is being marked on 15 June 2014. Age...
 ASB Community Trust Centre for Social Impact launched- 12 Jun, 2014
A new centre to support innovative responses to complex social issues was...

New Zealand, England and Wales sign MOU to share family justice reform knowledge- 12 Jun, 2014
New Zealand has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with England and Wales...
 Review finds social workers do not have enough time with children and families - 10 Jun, 2014
A qualitative review of Child, Youth and Family (CYF) social worker caseload,...
CYF and Ngāti Kahungunu sign child protection agreement - 10 Jun, 2014
Child, Youth and Family (CYF) and Ngāti Kahungunu signed a Memorandum of Understanding...
 Ministers attend international gatherings - 9 Jun, 2014
A Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict is being held in London on...  

Check for more news   

Upcoming events 
Click on the link for event details. 

14-15 July 2014 *NEW*
He Tai Pari - Sector conference

24 July 2014 *NEW*
Out of the shadows: older women and violence - Cartwright Anniversary Seminar

30 July 2014 *NEW*
Dynamics of sexual abuse - Workshop

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

5-6 August 2014
Easy Evaluation  - Workshop
Lower Hutt

4-8 August 2014
Childhood trauma: understanding the basis of change and recovery - International conference
Melbourne, Australia

6 August 2014 *NEW*
Emotional abuse and neglect - Workshop

7 August 2014 *NEW*

Developing child protection policies and procedures - Workshop

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

3 September 2014 *NEW*
Protecting children with disabilities - Workshop

3-4 September 2014 *NEW*
Developing policies and procedures to recognise and respond to child abuse - Workshop

14 - 17 September 2014

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

17-18 September 2014 *NEW*

29-30 September & 1 December 2014
Working with parents' anger - Training Workshop

19 - 23 October 2014
Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion - 12th World Conference 
Atlanta, GA, USA

29 October 2014 *NEW*
Protecting children with disabilities - Workshop

30 October 2014 *NEW*
Developing child protection policy and procedures -Workshop

6-7 November 2014
Call for abstracts closes 15 August 2014  
In our own backyard - Injury Prevention Aotearoa 2014 conference

10-13 November 2014 *NEW*
2nd MenEngage Global Symposium 2014
New Delhi, India

17 November 2014 *NEW*
Developing child protection policies and procedures - Workshop

25 November 2014 *NEW*
White Ribbon Day
New Zealand

25 November - 10 December 2014 *NEW*
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

25-28 November 2014
International Indigenous Development Research Conference

26 November 2014 *NEW*
Recognising and responding to child abuse - Workshop