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Issue 33
July 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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We are delighted to announce that we have concluded negotiations with the Families Commission and have a contract to provide the services of the Clearinghouse for the next three years. We look forward to continuing to work with you, promoting and supporting the use of research on family and whānau violence in policy and practice contexts.


The Clearinghouse released the 2014 Data Summaries in July. The data summaries are a collation of the most up-to-date publicly available data about family violence. Click on the link above for our media release and media coverage on questions raised by the data on Police response. We have also launched a new Statistics  section on the website - see the Tip of the Month for details. 


Other news, views, and happenings in brief: 
Read on for more new resources, news and events. 

The NZFVC team

@ Tāmaki Innovation Campus
University of Auckland


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Tip of the month 


Finding statistics
The Clearinghouse has created a new Statistics section under the Resources | Te Puna tab on the website menu. There are two pages:

 The New Zealand page will guide you to family and sexual violence data from the Data Summaries, Family Violence Death Review Committee and other reports and population-based research. There is also a section on understanding family violence data, indicators and statistics.


On the International page, you will find global reports and  family violence data sources for Australia and some Pacific nations.     


These pages are designed to help you go beyond the Data Summaries to gain a deeper understanding of issues around availability and complexity when using family violence statistics. 

For more information, please 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 

New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse
Data summaries
Prepared by the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, University of Auckland, June 2014
Available in PDF & Word DOC forrmats
Data summaries are available in PDF and Word Doc fomats
Summary: These data summaries are a collation of publicly available information about family violence. These data summaries are accompanied by definitions documents prepared by the Clearinghouse to assist with interpreting this data...  Read more

Evaluating the effectiveness of programmes and services provided by Te Manawa Services : a community intervention into family violence
Stephanie Denne, Leigh Coombes and Mandy Morgan. Palmerston North: Massey University, 2013
Report (189 pages); PDF
Summary: The present study is an evaluation of the Men Living Free from Violence Programme developed and provided by Te Manawa Services, a domestic violence service provider in the Manawatu... Read more

Evidence review : an analysis of the evidence for parenting interventions for parents of vulnerable children aged up to six years
prepared by Michelle Macvean, Robyn Mildon, Aron Schlonsky, Ben Devine, Jessica Falkiner, Misel Trajanovska and Fabrizio D'Esposito. Melbourne, Vic.: Parenting Research Centre, 2013
Report (68 pages); PDF
Summary: This rapid evidence review of parenting interventions was conducted by the Parenting Research Centre for the Families Commission. The review provides background information for the Families Commission review of effective parenting programmes... Read more

The gap : women's and men's perspectives on parenting in the context of domestic violence
Claire Laura Troon. 
Thesis - Master of Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Waikato, 2014
219 pages; PDF
Summary: The purpose of this research was to explore parenting within the context of domestic violence, through men's perspectives, as perpetrators of domestic violence, and women's perspectives, as victims of domestic violence... Read more

Not just another hole in the wall : an investigation into child and youth perpetrated domestic property violence.
Latesha Jill Murphy-Edwards.
Thesis - PhD in Human Services, University of Canterbury, 2012
326 pages; PDF
Summary: Violence by children and young people against their parents, often described as parent abuse, is a problem that has been less recognised and researched than other forms of family violence. The present study explored a distinct form of parent abuse - that being the causing of intentional loss of, or damage to, parental property, referred to as Domestic Property Violence (DPV)... Read more

ReachOut Men's Community Outreach Service : Connections and conversations with a purpose : an evaluation of the pilot
Lesley Campbell. Christchurch: Aviva Family Violence Services, 2014
Report (283 pages); PDF
Summary: ReachOut was first launched in April 2012 as a new response to men who had used violence or abusive tactics against those closest to them. The service uses Police
Incident Reports of family violence as a key pathway through which to reach out to men and offer support to change. This is the report of the evaluative research which has shown that this service is indeed working successfully for men, and creating positive benefits for those closest to them... Read more

The way forward : an integrated system for intimate partner abuse and child abuse and neglect in New Zealand
Ruth Herbert and Deborah Mackenzie. Wellington: The Impact Collective, 2014
Report (165 pages); PDF
Summary: This report proposes the establishment of an integrated system to better address intimate partner violence (IPV) and child abuse and neglect (CAN) in New Zealand. The authors describe an integrated system as a "formal and proactive response whereby all agencies will deliver consistent and safe services... Read more

Journal articles

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

Alcohol misuse and psychosocial outcomes in young adulthood : results from a longitudinal birth cohort studied to age 30
David M. Fergusson, Joseph M. Boden and L. John Horwood. Elsevier, 2013
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2013, 133(2):513-519 .
Summary: This study examined the associations between measures of alcohol abuse/dependence symptoms and a range of psychosocial outcomes, including family violence perpetration... Read more

The ideology of patriarchy behind adolescent girls' violence
Donna Swift. No To Violence, 2014
Ending Men's Violence Against Women and Children: The No To Violence Journal, Autumn 2014: 59-77
Summary: The concept of patriarchy as a social ideology has slipped from the Western vocabulary as social and political focus has turned increasingly toward the individual. This discussion explores the role patriarchy plays today in the lives of teenage girls and its association with their use of violent behaviour...Read more

Lean social care and worker identity : the role of outcomes, supervision and mission
Donna Baines, Sara Charlesworth, Darrell Turner and Laura O'neill. Sage, 2014
Critical Social Policy, 2014, online first
Summary: This study uses qualitative data collected in Australia, New Zealand and Canada to show that agency mission and immediate supervisors remain centrally important to workers' identity and willingness to remain employed in social care in an environment where many social care jobs have shifted from the public to the nonprofit sector... Read more

The politics of policing family violence in New Zealand : an overview  

Maria Benschop, Leigh Coombes, Mandy Morgan and Ruth Gammon. Massey University, 2012
Refereed Proceedings of Doing Psychology: Manawatu Doctoral Reseaerch Symposium, 2012, 2: 3-10
Summary: In 2012, the New Zealand Police introduced a new Family Violence Policy to guide police response to family violence occurrences including a new tool for assessing
situational risk factors. ODARA is a 13 item actuarial measure for intimate partner assault recidivism developed in Canada... Read more

The portrayal of post-separation parents in the speeches of the Principal Family Court Judge of New Zealand
Nicola Chadwick, Nicola Gavey, Vivienne Elizabeth and Julia Tolmie. Women's Studies Association, 2014
Women's Studies Journal, 2014, 28(1): 4-17 .
Summary: This article examines the ways in which parents negotiating care and contact arrangements for their children following separation are portrayed within speeches of the
New Zealand Principal Family Court Judge (2005 to 2012)... Read more

Problematising effectiveness : the inclusion of victim advocacy services in living without violence programmes provision and evaluation
Stephanie Denne, Leigh Coombes and Mandy Morgan. Palmerston North : Massey University, 2013
Refereed Proceedings of Doing Psychology: Manawatu Doctoral Research Symposium, 2013, 2: 27-34
Summary: Advocacy services in collaboration with living without violence programmes have the potential to increase experiences of safety and well-being for the victims of domestic violence... Read more


Shame and guilt in men exposed to childhood sexual abuse : a qualitative investigation  

Martin J. Dorahy and en Clearwater. Taylor & Francis, 2012
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2012, 21(2): 155-175
Summary: This study examined the experiences of shame and guilt in adult males sexually abused as children. Seven participants attending a service for male sexual abuse completed measures of shame, guilt, dissociation, and childhood trauma history... Read more   




Reflecting on violence against women : the public health approach  

Inara Walden and Liz Wall. Melbourne, Vic.: Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2014
ACSSA Issues, no.13 (24 pages); PDF & HTML
Summary: Australia has committed to a public health approach to preventing violence against women, transforming how policies and programming address this difficult social issue... Read more 


Understanding elder abuse : new directions for developing theories of elder abuse occurring in domestic settings
Shelly L. Jackson and Thomas L. Hafemeister. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, 2013
Report (40 pages); PDF
Summary: Even though there is a growing recognition of elder abuse in the United States and elsewhere, the authors note that "the field has generated few theory-based explanations of what causes elder abuse and how best to respond to it.This paper reports the findings of two studies funded by the US National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in an effort to begin to fill this void... Read more  


Journal articles


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


Association between abuse history and adolescent pregnancy : a meta-analysis
Sheri Madigan, Mark Wade, George Tarabulsy, Jennifer M. Jenkins and Michelle Shouldice. Elsevier, 2014
Journal of Adolescent Health, 2014 55: 151-159
Summary: This meta-analysis examined the extent to which sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, as well as neglect, increased the risk of adolescent pregnancy. Both sexual and
physical abuse were associated with an increased risk of adolescent pregnancy... Read more

The Caledonian system : an integrated approach to address men's domestic violence and improve the lives of women and children
Rory Macrae. No To Violence, 2014
Ending Men's Violence Against Women and Children: The No To Violence Journal,  Autumn 2014: 37-59
Summary: In this article the author describes the Caledonian system, an approach used in Scotland to address men's domestic violence... Read more

Considerations for partner contact during men's behaviour change programs : systemic responses and engagement
Catherine Opitz. No To Violence, 2014
Ending Men's Violence Against Women and Children: The No To Violence Journal, Autumn 2014: 114-140
Summary: This article presents findings from a study that explores women's experiences of their current or ex-partner's attendance at a MBCP and the perspectives of the agencies involved in both the programs and the integrated systems response... Read more 

A feminist critique of men's violence against women efforts
Tracy Castellino, - No To Violence, 2014
Ending Men's Violence Against Women and Children: The No To Violence Journal, Autumn 2014: 7-36
Summary: There is much debate about the roles and responsibilities of men: men perpetrating violence, men working to eliminate violence against women and men's response as part of the wider community. This debate interests the author because as men enter the terrain of
work to eliminate violence against women, women 's roles, voices and experiences change... Read more

Men's behaviour change programs : education, therapy, accountability 'or' struggle?
Rodney Vlais. No To Violence, 2014
Ending Men's Violence Against Women and Children: The No To Violence Journal, Autumn 2014: 78-113
Summary: This article invites the reader to consider the different threads that can make up the fabric of men's behaviour change work, to support an intentional weaving that enables practitioners to have a firm footing when considering which model(s) to adopt or combine... Read more

Strangulation, domestic violence and the legal response
Heather Douglas and Robin Fitzgerald. University of Sydney, 2014
Sydney Law Review, 2014, 36: 231-254
Summary: In risk assessment tools used by domestic violence workers and police, strangulation, short of causing death, is considered a 'red flag' for future serious abuse and fatality. This article discusses the risks and concerns associated with non-fatal strangulation and examines current legal responses to it in Australia, the United States and Canada... Read more

A systematic review of the effectiveness of interventions to prevent and respond to violence against persons with disabilities
Christopher Mikton, Holly Maguire and Tom Shakespeare. Sage, 2014
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2014, online first
Summary: The authors conducted a systematic review to search for, appraise and synthesise the available evidence for the effectiveness of interventions to prevent and mitigate the consequences of all the main forms of interpersonal violence against people with all types of disabilities... Read more


In the news


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Check for
the latest events

Interactive, visual model on the use of violence available online - 31 Jul, 2014
An interactive model for understanding factors relevant to the perpetration of violence...

Figures released under Family Court reforms; election forum on Family Court to be held - 30 Jul, 2014
Justice Minister Judith Collins has released the first figures under the Government's Family Court reforms...

Online resource to help parents build safe, stable and nurturing relationships with children - 29 Jul, 2014
A new evidence-based, free, online resource offers tools for parents to build...

Mangere College implements It's Not OK Campaign - 28 Jul, 2014
Mangere College high school in South Auckland has become the first school in...

VAWnet updates special collections on Traumatic Brain Injury; and Disasters and Emergencies - 28 Jul, 2014
These collations of online information provide access to resources on a range...

UK Girl Summit discusses child, early and forced marriage and FGM - 23 Jul, 2014
The first Girl Summit was co-hosted by the United Kingdom and UNICEF on 22 July...

Impact Collective recommends an integrated system for IPV and CAN - 22 Jul, 2014
The Impact Collective have released a report proposing the establishment of an...   


MSD reviewing helplines - 22 Jul, 2014
A coroner has recommended that the Government carry out a review of the country...

Justice meets two Better Public Services targets - 22 Jul, 2014
The Government has released July quarterly updates for its Better Public Services targets...

ACC announces schools to pilot 'Mates & Dates' - 10 Jul, 2014
ACC has announced the schools and facilitators that will pilot its new sexual and dating violence prevention...

NZFVC releases data summaries; questions raised about Police response - 8 Jul, 2014
NZFVC data summaries released today show a drop in recorded offences at family violence incidents...

Community internship applications open - 8 Jul, 2014
Applications for the 2015 Community Internship Programme (CIP) are now open....
Glenn Inquiry publishes 'Stories of change' - 8 Jul, 2014
The Glenn Inquiry has published the stories of people who have changed their lives...

Second Family and Whānau Status Report proposes draft frameworks on wellbeing - 8 Jul, 2014
The second annual Families and Whānau Status Report by the Families Commission...

Bill to expand Extended Supervision Orders passes first reading; submissions open - 8 Jul, 2014
A Bill to expand Extended Supervision Orders (ESOs) for child sex offenders...

Labour announces family violence policy - 7 Jul, 2014
Labour has announced a package of measures it would introduce to address family violence...  

Upcoming events 
Click on the link for event details.

Check for recently added events

19 August 2014 *NEW*
Women's Choice Election Forum

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

3 September 2014
Protecting children with disabilities - Workshop

3-4 September 204 *NEW*
Domestic violence: Safety first - Advanced training

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

9 September 2014 *NEW*
Women and Children and the Family Court Forum - Election Forum

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

22-26 September 2014 *NEW*
Child Protection Studies Programme - 5 day course

17-18 September 2014

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
Developing child protection policy and procedures -Workshop

31 October - 2 November 2014 *NEW*
MaleSurvivor: 14th International Conference
Newark, New Jersey, United States

5-6 November 2014 *NEW*
Easy Evaluation - 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
2nd MenEngage Global Symposium 2014
New Delhi, India

10-11 November 2014 *NEW*
Easy Evaluation - Workshop

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

19-20 November 2014 *NEW*
Easy Evaluation - Workshop

25 November 2014
White Ribbon Day
New Zealand

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

25-28 November 2014
International Indigenous Development Research Conference

26 November 2014
Recognising and responding to child abuse - Workshop

2-3 December 2014 *NEW*  Easy Evaluation - Workshop


10-12 February 2015 *NEW*
Call for abstracts closes 5 September 2014 

Inaugural Asia-Pacific Conference on Gendered Violence and Violations
Sydney, Australia