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Issue 36
October/November 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 local and global spotlight is on preventing family violence in November with a number of community focused activities around the country and the world, including:   



The Clearinghouse will be releasing our next Issues Paper, Intimate partner violence and the workplace, on 25 November 2014. Look out for the News Update that day.  


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

The Clearinghouse lists events on our website to inform the family violence sector about upcoming training, workshops, conferences and major community focused activities.

When you are ready to promote such an event, please remember to let us know. Please do this as soon as you are able, so that we can get the message out on the website, on Facebook and Twitter and in our monthly Pānui│Newsletter. The final Pānui this year will be published mid-December. The first issue for next year will be published early February 2015.

Check regularly to see recently added or updated events.

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Priority is given to not-for-profit training and professional development activities designed for the family violence workforce.    


There is no charge for listing on our website. All listings are at our discretion.


For further information, and to submit events for consideration, please email:

New resources


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  

Measuring the economic costs of child abuse and intimate partner violence to New Zealand
Sherilee Kahui and Suzanne Snively. Project commissioned by the Glenn Inquiry. Wellington: MoreMedia Enterprises, 2014
Report (72 pages); PDF
Summary: This report provides a fresh perspective on the financial and economic costs of child abuse and intimate partner violence (IPV) and demonstrates that the costs are unacceptably high... Read more

Business attitudes to tackling family violence

Wellington: Campaign for Action on Family Violence, Ministry of Social Development, 2009
Report (14 pages); PDF
Summary: In September 2008, the Campaign for Action on Family Violence commissioned Senate to conduct interviews with ten chief executives of large businesses to better understand business attitudes towards community-based initiatives, particularly family violence programmes...
Read more

Campaign for Action on Family Violence. Effective social marketing : complex issues and innovative practice
Prepared by Fleur McLaren. Prepared for Centre for Social Research and Evaluation. Wellington: Ministry of Social Development, 2009
Short paper (17 pages); PDF
Summary: This paper looks at family violence prevention and social marketing best practice and presents the It's not OK campaign as a successful case study... Read more

It's not OK Campaign : Phase three report
prepared by Alex Woodley and Nadine Metzger. Report prepared for Family and Community Services, Ministry of Social Development. Wellington: Family and Community Services, Ministry of Social Development, 2011
Report (64 pages); PDF
Summary: This research was commissioned in order to understand whether, and if so how, attitudes and behaviours relating to the willingness, confidence and capacity to give and/or receive help have been influenced by the cut-out advertisements. In addition... Read more

Vic Tamati presentations in high schools
Wellington: Campaign for Action on Family Violence, Ministry of Social Development, 2011
Report (3 pages); PDF
Summary: The Campaign for Action on Family Violence commissioned the Crime and Justice Research Centre to carry out an independent evaluation of Vic Tamati's presentations to schools to better understand the messages that young people took out of the presentation... Read more

More effective social services : Issues paper - October 2014
Wellington: New Zealand Productivity Commission, 2014
Issues paper (96 pages); PDF
Summary: This issues paper aims to assist individuals and organisations to participate in the inquiry. It outlines the background to the inquiry, the Commission's intended approach, and the matters about which the Commission is seeking comment and information... Read more


Journal articles 

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

Leaving school without qualifications and mental health problems to age 30
David M. Fergusson, Geraldine F.H. McLeod and L. John Horwood. Springer, 2014
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2014, online first (10 pages)
Summary: This study examined the associations between leaving school without qualifications and mental health problems to age 30, based on data from the Christchurch Health and Development Study. "The findings of this analysis show that most of the associations between leaving school without qualifications and later mental health were explained by the common effects of childhood adversity... Read more

Scald burns in children aged 14 and younger in Australia and New Zealand : Scald burns in children an analysis based on the Burn Registry of Australia and New Zealand (BRANZ)
Dorothee I. Riedlinger, Paul A. Jennings, Dale W. Edgar, John G. Harvey, Heather J. Cleland, Fiona M. Wood and Peter A. Cameron. Elsevier, 2014
Burns, 2014, online first (7 pages)
Summary: This retrospective two year study reports data from 730 children aged 14 years or younger who sustained a scald between 2009 and 2010 based on data extracted from the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand. Scald injury contributed 56% of all pediatric burns. There were two high risk groups... Read more

The trouble with bullying : deconstructing the conventional definition of bullying for a child-centred investigation into children's use of social media
Justin Canty, Maria Stubbe, Denise Steers and Sunny Collings. Wiley, 2014.
Children and Society, 2014, online first (11 pages)
Summary: This article deconstructs the conventional definition of bullying through analysis of its historical context, and identifies blind spots using lenses of gender, culture and setting... Read more 




Creative interventions toolkit : a practical guide to stop interpersonal violence
Oakland, CA: Creative Interventions, 2012
Guide (622 pages); PDF
Summary: This Toolkit promotes an approach called community-based interventions to violence or what some call community accountability or transformative justice as a way to break isolation and to create solutions to violence from those who are most affected by violence... Read more

Hidden in plain sight : a statistical analysis of violence against children
United Nations Children's Fund. New York, NY: Unicef, 2014
Report (206 pages); PDF
Summary: Interpersonal violence - in all its forms - has a grave effect on children: Violence undermines children's future potential; damages their physical, psychological and emotional well-being; and in many cases, ends their lives. The report sheds light on the prevalence of different forms of violence... Read more

Linking the roads : working with youth who experience homelessness and sexual violence
Harrisburg, PA: National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2014
Guide (19 pages); PDF & TXT available
Summary: This guide focuses on adapting advocacy skills to help young people who experience homelessness and sexual violence build resiliency and lessen their traumas... Read more

New technology : same old problems : Report of a roundtable on social media and violence against women and girls
London, UK: End Violence Against Women, 2013
Report (12 pages); PDF
Summary: On 16th July 2013, the End Violence Against Women (EVAW) Coalition and The Guardian held a roundtable discussion looking at the relationship between social media and violence against women and girls (VAWG) and specifically, the way that VAWG is perpetrated via social media.. Read more

Stay safe from online sexual exploitation : a guide for young people
Biva Rajbhandari. Bangkok, Thailand: ECPAT International, 2014
Guide (28 pages); PDF
Summary: This guide was developed by ECPAT International to help young people understand more about the online sexual exploitation of children and ways they can fight to end it and protect themselves from this abuse... Read more

Violence and mental health
Louise M. Howard, Jennifer Shaw, Sian Oram, Hind Khalifeh and Sandra Flynn
In: Annual report of the Chief Medical Officer 2013, public mental health priorities: investing in the evidence (Chapter 14, pp.227-238) edited by Nisha Mehta. London, UK: Department of Health 2014
Report (320 pages); PDF
Summary: This chapter focuses on the evidence that those experiencing mental illness are at risk of being victims of all types of violence. Perpetration of violence by those with mental illness is also discussed. Other chapters in this report also touch on the issue of violence... Read more

Why pets mean so much : the human-animal bond in the context of intimate partner violence. Technical assistance guidance
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Animal Welfare Institute. Harrisburg, PA: NRCDV, 2014
Guide (9 pages); PDF
Summary: A guide to the safety of companion animals on the context of intimate partner violence... Read more  


Journal articles


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


Domestic and sexual violence against patients with severe mental illness
H. Khalifeh, P. Moran, R. Borschmann, K. Dean, C. Hart, J. Hogg, D. Osborn, S. Johnson and L. M. Howard
Cambridge University Press, 2014 -
Psychological Medicine, 2014, online first (12 pages)
Summary: Domestic and sexual violence are significant public health problems but little is known about the extent to which men and women with severe mental illness (SMI) are at risk compared with the general population. The authors aimed to compare the prevalence and impact of violence against SMI patients and the general population... Read more 

In the news


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No charges laid: Responses to the 'Roast Busters' decision - 11 Nov, 2014
A range of responses to the Police decision not to lay charges against the "...

Law Society, Attorney General concerned as Select Committee recommends expanded ESOs - 11 Nov, 2014
The New Zealand Law Society has backed concerns held by the Attorney General...

Government says family justice reforms proving "highly successful" - 11 Nov, 2014
The government says the family justice reforms are proving highly successful...
Study suggests health care access problems for pregnant Māori women experiencing IPV - 11 Nov, 2014
A study examining immediate and long-term health outcomes for pregnant women...


Families Commission seeking NGO expressions of interest to have services evaluated - 5 Nov, 2014
The Families Commission/SuPERU (Social Policy and Evaluation Research Unit) is...

Health insurer, physio group among suppliers of ACC sexual abuse counselling - 4 Nov, 2014
Australian health insurer Medibank, Active Physiotherapy (now called Active+)...

MOH consulting NGOs on child protection policies and worker safety checks - 29 Oct, 2014
The NGO Council of the NGO Health and Disability Network is assisting the...
Survey: "increasingly fragmented, under-resourced and over-worked community sector" - 29 Oct, 2014
ComVoices have released results of a survey which highlights the high level of...

Te Whānau o Waipareira Trust launches research unit - 29 Oct, 2014
Te Whānau O Waipareira Trust has established a new research unit, Wai-Research...

Buddy Day 2014: Every adult has a role in preventing child abuse - 28 Oct, 2014
The 2014 Buddy Day will take place on 14 November in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton and Tauranga,...

UK consults on criminalising coercive control - 23 Oct, 2014
The UK Home Office has carried out consultation on whether the current law on...

Amalgamation to create new entity for the community sector - 22 Oct, 2014
The Association of Non-Governmental Organisations of Aotearoa (ANGOA) and...
UK to develop national database of child sexual abuse images - 21 Oct, 2014
The UK is developing a national database of child sexual abuse images and...
'Yes means yes': Affirmative consent law passed in California - 20 Oct, 2014
A 'yes means yes' affirmative consent requirement has been introduced for...

Expert Advisory Group supporting Children's Action Plan implementation - 15 Oct, 2014
A Children's Action Plan Expert Advisory Group has been established to support...
Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police conference discusses family violence - 15 Oct, 2014
The annual Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) conference was held in...

Concerns raised about family violence and FDR; UK research finds screening practices inadequate - 14 Oct, 2014
Women's Refuge, some family lawyers and chair of the Glenn Inquiry Bill Wilson...
Christchurch Police and Aviva sign Letter of Agreement - 14 Oct, 2014
Christchurch Police and Aviva Family Violence Services (formerly Christchurch...

Productivity Commission invites submissions in inquiry into social services - 13 Oct, 2014
The Productivity Commission has invited submissions to its inquiry into...
Te Pou Matakana calls for Collective Impact for Whānau Expressions of Interest - 7 Oct, 2014
The North Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency, Te Pou Matakana, has called...
New Ministerial roles announced - 6 Oct, 2014
Prime Minister John Key has announced the new Ministry of the National-led...

Resources for supporting transgender victims of relationship violence and sexual assault - 2 Oct, 2014
Like all victims of violence, transgender victims want and need to be respected...
Ministry of Social Development restructure creates "Community Investment" - 2 Oct, 2014
As part of a Ministry of Social Development restructure, a new business group,...  

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Upcoming events 
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Check for recently added events

6 - 16 November 2014 *NEW*
NZ Sculpture OnShore - Women's Refuge fundraiser

17 November 2014
Developing child protection policies and procedures - Workshop

19 November 2014
Mauri Ora: Realising Māori potential

19-20 November 2014
Easy Evaluation - Workshop

24-28 November 2014
Child Protection Studies Programme - 5 day course

25 November 2014 *UPDATED*
White Ribbon Day
New Zealand
Check the website for events around the country

25 November - 10 December 2014 *UPDATED*
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign
Check the website for events around the world and online

25-28 November 2014
International Indigenous Development Research Conference

26 November 2014
Recognising and responding to child abuse - Workshop

27 November 2014 *NEW*
Sexting, sexualisation and sexism - Public lecture

28 November 2014 *NEW*
Body Talk - A showcase of contemporary critical feminist research

2 December 2014 *NEW*
Ups and Downs - what helps and what hinders women leaving an abusive relationship - Training resource launch

2-3 December 2014  
Easy Evaluation - Workshop

10-12 December 2014
World Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference
Cairns, QLD, Australia


10-12 February 2015

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

24-25 February 2015
Managing and governing on the edge - National Not-For-Profit Sector Conference

29 March - 1 April 2015 *UPDATED*
14th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Auckland
Call for abstracts extended to 14 November 2014

8-11 April 2015
Dignity Conference 2015: Response-Based Practice in Action
Hawke's Bay

9-11 April 2015
The Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International - NNVAWI Conference
Atlanta, GA, United States