Davis, R. A., & Tsao, B. (2014).
Multi-sector partnerships for preventing violence: A guide for using collaboration multiplier to improve safety outcomes for young people, communities and cities. Oakland, CA: Prevention Institute.
Summary: The focus of this guide, delivered in four parts, is the prevention of community violence. Bringing together the range of partners needed to prevent community violence can be a challenge. Prevention Institute created this guide to help people overcome this challenge.
Part 1: The value of multi-sector collaboration to prevent violence... Read more
Part 2: Workbook -Using the collaboration multiplier tool... Read more
Part 3: Roles and contributions of sectors, agencies and departments... Read more
Part 4: Appendices and references... Read more
Kelly, L., & Westmarland, N. (2015).
Domestic violence perpetrator programmes: Steps towards change. London Metropolitan University & Durham, University.
Summary: Do domestic violence perpetrator programmes actually work in reducing men's violence and abuse and increasing the freedom of women and children? How do we hold more perpetrators to account, since even if DVPPs do work, their limited capacity means the majority of men do not access them and criminal justice interventions alone are clearly not creating the change that all stakeholders seek? This is the final report of Project Mirabal... Read more
Smith, N., & Hope, C. (2015).
Cultivating evaluation capacity: A guide for programs addressing sexual and domestic violence. New York: Vera Institute of Justice.
Summary: To ensure that they deliver what they promise-and do so cost-effectively-social service providers that serve victims of sexual and domestic violence are beginning to recognize the benefits of evaluating their programs. Many service providers, however, embark on self-evaluations without the underlying infrastructure necessary to support evaluation. This guide helps these service providers assess their evaluation capacity... Read more
Smith, N., & Hope, C. (2015).
Culture, language and access: Key considerations for serving Deaf survivors of domestic and sexual violence. New York: Vera Institute of Justice.
Summary: This policy brief, written for the US audience, raises awareness of the Deaf community -a distinct cultural group whose members view themselves as part of a cultural and linguistic minority - and offers practical suggestions for expanding and enhancing Deaf survivors' access to victim services and other supports... Read more
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Alderson, S., Westmarland, N., & Kelly, L. (2013).
Child Abuse Review, 22(3), 182-193. [Open access]
The need for accountability to, and support for, children of men on domestic violence perpetrator programmes.
Summary: Many domestic violence perpetrator programmes have incorporated the issue of children's safety and the harmful parenting of domestically violent fathers within their programme content. However, little attention has been paid to the services offered to, and possible outcomes for, the children of men on such programmes. This paper draws on a survey of 44 domestic violence services and 73 interviews with men... Read more
Kearns, M. C., Reidy, D. E., & Valle, L. A. (2015).
The role of alcohol policies in preventing intimate partner violence: A review of the literature.
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76(1), 21-30. [Open access]
Summary: This article summarizes existing research on the relationship between alcohol policies and intimate partner violence... Read more
Sanders, M. R., Dittman, C. K., Farruggia, S. P., & Keown, L. J. (2014).
A comparison of online versus workbook delivery of a self-help positive parenting program.
Journal of Primary Prevention, 35, 125-133.
Summary: A randomized trial compared the efficacy of two self-help variants of the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program: an online version and a self-help workbook... Read more
Starfelt, L. C., Young, R. M., Palk, G. R. M., & White, K. M. (2015).
Young Australian adults' beliefs about alcohol's role in sexual aggression and victimisation.
Culture, Health and Sexuality, 17(1), 104-118.
Summary: Beliefs and misconceptions about sex, gender, and rape have been explored extensively to explain attributions concerning alcohol-involved sexual violence. However, less is known about the specific beliefs that people hold about how alcohol facilitates sexual aggression and victimisation. The present study aimed to identify these alcohol-related beliefs among young Australian adults... Read more
van, d. B., & Grubb, A. (2014).
A review of the literature relating to rape victim blaming: An analysis of the impact of observer and victim characteristics on attribution of blame in rape cases.
Aggression and Violent Behavior, 19(5), 523-531.
Summary: This paper explores the distinction between victim and observer characteristics by examining the victim characteristics of gender, sexuality, degree of resistance exhibited, and victim-perpetrator relationship, as well as the observer characteristics.... Read more
The following articles all come from the latest issue of Ending Men's Violence Against Women and Children: the No To Violence Journal published by No To Violence in Melbourne, Australia. This journal is not published online. To purchase your own copy of this issue, contact No To Violence.
Men's stories about long-term transformative change: On the early wave of a social movement.
You may request only one article from this issue. If you need more, please consider purchasing the journal or contact us about borrowing the whole issue.
Acker, S. E. (2014, Spring).
Ending Men's Violence Against Women and Children, 189-203.
Summary: In an interview with the author of Unclenching our fists: abusive men on the journey to nonviolence, published in the United States in 2013, NTV asks what the author learnt from the men's stories and how they connect with social movements towards transformative change... Read more
Addison, H. (2014, Spring).
Ending Men's Violence Against Women and Children, 162-177.
The Dowse Cycle of Violence: Group work exercise for who have abused.
Summary: Evolving over several years, the Dowse Cycle of Violence engages men in domestic violence behaviour change programmes (BCPs) on the Mid North Coast of NSW, Australia... Read more
Baker, G. (2014, Spring).
Using primary prevention strategies in behaviour change programs.
Ending Men's Violence Against Women and Children, 137-152.
Summary: This article discusses how primary prevention strategies for involving men in stopping violence can be effectively applied to behaviour change programs... Read more
Blacklock, N. (2014, Spring).
Domestic violence perpetrator programs in the UK.
Ending Men's Violence Against Women and Children, 204-218.
Summary: A Q&A piece featuring Neil Blacklock, Development Director at Respect, the UK's lead body for community-based domestic violence perpetrator programmes. The interview covers a range of issues... Read more
Corbs, M. (2014, Spring).
Groups are only part of the story: Kildonan UnitingCare Family Violence Intervention Program.
Ending Men's Violence Against Women and Children, 155-161.
Summary: Kildonan Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP) is one of seven men's behaviour change programmes operating in Melbourne's northern and western corridors. This paper illustrates the various components of the FVIP. Kildonan's men's behaviour change programme includes the innovative group programme developed in response to the culturally specific requirements of South Asian men... Read more
Mandel, D. (2014, Spring).
Beyond domestic violence perpetrator accountability in child welfare systems.
Ending Men's Violence Against Women and Children, 50-85.
Summary: The case for the co-arising of a perpetrator pattern-based approach, domestic violence-informed child welfare systems and greater partnership with domestic violence survivors as parents... Read more
Mosby, E., & Thomson, G. (2014, Spring).
Gatthar Weyebe Banabe program: Seeking behaviour change in indigenous family violence.
Ending Men's Violence Against Women and Children, 7-28.
Summary: By sharing the journey of the Gatthar Weyebe Banabe program, this paper will promote the need for healing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men who have perpetrated family violence... Read more
Reynolds, V. (2014, Spring).
Resisting and transforming rape culture: An activist stance for therapeutic work with men who have used violence.
Ending Men's Violence Against Women and Children, 29-49.
Summary: In this article the author addresses the "tension of holding the dignity and safety of women and children at the centre when working to hold men responsible for their violence, while also maintaining the dignity and humanity of these men"... Read more
Vlais, R. (2014, Spring).
Ten challenges and opportunities for domestic violence perpetrator program work.
Ending Men's Violence Against Women and Children, 86-136.
Summary; In this article Rodney Vlais, editor of this journal, reflects on the challenges and opportunities facing domestic violence perpetrator programmes in the current Australian context... Read more
Westmarland, N. (2014, Spring).
Project Mirabal: A "third wave" perpetrator program outcome research study.
Ending Men's Violence Against Women and Children, 219-232.
Summary: Project Mirabal is a longitudinal, multi-site study researching the contribution of domestic violence perpetrator programs to coordinated community responses in the UK. NTV spoke to Professor Westmarland about the uniqueness and international importance of this ambitious research... Read more
Note: The final report of Project Mirabal is available online, see above.
Yee, G. (2014, Spring).
Going deeper: Inviting male perpetrators of domestic violence into their inner worlds.
Ending Men's Violence Against Women and Children, 178-186.
Summary: The author, with over 20 years experience of working with perpetrators individually and in groups, asks "why some male perpetrators of domestic violence are incapable of looking deeper into themselves to access and experience what they think, feel and believe... Read more