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Family Violence Clearinghouse


Issue 43
July 2015
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The 2015 Data summaries published by the Clearinghouse highlight increasing family violence calls but fewer resolutions.


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

The NZFVC team

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University of Auckland


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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
New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse
2015 data summaries released

*Family Violence Deaths
*Violence Against Women
*Children and Youth affected by Family Violence
*Child Sexual Abuse
*Adult Sexual Violence

Prepared by the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, University of Auckland, June 2015.
Available in PDF & Word DOC formats
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


Reports and resources


Ministry of Education. (2015).

Sexuality education: A guide for principals, boards of trustees and teachers. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Education.
Summary: This guide is a revision of Sexuality Education: A guide for principals, boards of trustees, and teachers (2002). The guide will assist boards of trustees, principals, and teachers in all New Zealand state and state-integrated schools to comply with the requirements of the Education Act 1989 (as amended in 2001) to consult with the school community on the way in which the health curriculum should be implemented... Read more 



Ministry of Education. (2015).
Relationship education programmes: Guide for schools. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Education.
Summary: This is a guide to implementing relationship education programmes in schools,released along with the Sexuality education guidelines. The guide is based on the Tasker report... Read more  


Tasker, G. (2013). Promoting student health and wellbeing. Relationship education: Guidance for schools addressing relationship violence and promoting positive gender relations. Prepared for Ministry of Education.
Summary: This resource has been developed to assist principals, teachers and boards of trustees address relationship violence and promote positive gender relations to enhance student health and wellbeing through classroom learning and a safe supportive whole school environment... Read more  



Veukiso-Ulugia, A. (2013).
Best practice framework for the delivery of sexual health promotion services to Pacific communities in New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health.
Summary: This report proposes a Best Practice Framework for services tasked with delivering Sexual Health Promotion to Pacific communities in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Government's goal is that New Zealanders experience good sexual and reproductive health... Read more 



Veukiso-Ulugia, A. (2013).
Literature review on the key components of appropriate models and approaches to deliver sexual and reproductive health promotion to Pacific peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health.
Summary: The purpose of this literature review was to identify key components of appropriate models and approaches to deliver effective sexual and reproductive health promotion to Pacific peoples in New Zealand... Read more    



Office for Senior Citizens. (2015).
Towards gaining a greater understanding of elder abuse and neglect in New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand: Office for Senior Citizens.
Summary: This research, based on the New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NZLSA), shows that the vast majority of older people are safe and are not experiencing or at risk of abuse and neglect. This is the first time New Zealand has been able to gain an insight into the likely numbers of older people experiencing some form of elder abuse and neglect... Read more  



Journal articles

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

 Gulliver, P., & Fanslow, J. L. (2015).  

The Johnson typologies of intimate partner violence: An investigation of their representation in a general population of New Zealand women
Journal of Child Custody, 12(1), 25-46.  
Summary: Typologies of intimate partner violence (IPV) can inform practice and aid with the development of interventions. To maintain utility, typologies should be constantly reviewed in light of emerging results generated from internal and external validation. The presented study is an empirical exploration of the M. P. Johnson (2008) typology of IPV using data gathered from the New Zealand replication of the World Health Organization Violence Against Women survey... Read more


Wharewera-Mika, J., Cooper, E., & Kool, B., Pereira, S., & Kelly, P. (2015).  
Caregivers' voices: The experiences of caregivers of children who sustained serious accidental and non-accidental head injury in early childhood
Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Advance online publication, 18 June 2015.
Summary: This qualitative study aims to describe the experiences of caregivers of children who sustained a serious head injury (particularly non-accidental head injury) before the age of 2
years... Read more 

Boxall, H., Payne, J., & Rosevear, L. (2015).
Prior offending among family violence perpetrators: a Tasmanian sample (Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, no. 493). Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology.
Summary: It is common practice to assess the risk of family violence recidivism and the efficacy of perpetrator treatment outcomes by taking into account the offending histories of offenders. However, the relationship between the frequency of family violence offending and other types of offending has not been fully explored. This study provides a snapshot of the six year offending histories of a cohort of Tasmanian family violence perpetrators... Read more... 



Boxall, H., Rosevear, L., & Payne, J. (2015).
Domestic violence typologies: what value to practice?. (Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, no. 494). Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology.
Summary: Over the last few decades, understandings of the nature and causes of domestic violence have increased in sophistication. This has been influenced by, and led to, an influx of domestic violence typologies that have attempted to identify differences between groups of offenders and victims based on factors ranging from physiological reactions to specific stimuli through to historical experiences of violence and abuse... Read more 



Boxall, H., Rosevear, L., & Payne, J. (2015).
Identifying first-time family violence perpetrators: The usefulness and utility of categorisations based on police offence records: the usefulness and utility of categorisations based on police offence records (Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, no. 487). Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology.
Summary: The benefits associated with focusing strategies and interventions on family violence offenders early in their offending careers are well established. Yet accurately identifying first-time family violence perpetrators is difficult because of the high under-reporting of family violence. This study involved the analysis of police narratives completed for first-time family violence perpetrators, as identified through police offence records to determine their accuracy in identifying first-time family violence offenders... Read more 



Fuller, G. (2015).
The Database of Victimisation Experiences (Technical and background paper, no. 60). Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology.
mary: In 2013, the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) and Victim Services NSW agreed to develop a database on victimisation experiences, using de-identified information collected as part of compensation claims lodged with Victim Services NSW. This process led to the development of the Database of Victimisation Experiences (DoVE)... Read more



Global Women's Institute. (2015).
School-based interventions to prevent violence against women & girls: Evidence brief. Washington, DC: The George Washington University.
Summary: The objective of this brief is to provide a concise overview of select school-based interventions that aim to prevent VAWG or improve knowledge and attitudes that perpetuate VAWG... Read more



Krisch, M., Eisner, M., Mikton, C., & Butchart, A. (2015). Global strategies to reduce violence by 50% in 30 years: Findings from the WHO and University of Cambridge Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014. Cambridge, England: University of Cambridge.
Summary: Is it possible to cut worldwide levels of interpersonal violence in half within the coming 30 years? This question was at the centre of the first Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014, jointly organised by the Violence Research Centre at the University of Cambridge and the World Health Organization. The conference lured experts out of their comfort zone, asking to reflect on big strategies to reduce violence by 50% in the next 30 years. It brought together 150 leading representatives from international organisations, academia, civil society institutions and philanthropic organisations to discuss how scientific knowledge can contribute to the advancement of this violence reduction goal... Read more   



Measuring the toll: The Family Violence Index.
Presented by Fiona Richardson, MP, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence. Melbourne, Vic: Victorian Government, 2015.

Summary: The Victorian Government has commissioned Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) to define what measures, statistics and data should be included in a Family Violence Index. This paper describes the project which is championed by Victoria's Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence... Read more   



Quadara, A., Nagy, V., Higgins, D., & Siegel, N. (2015). Conceptualising the prevention of child sexual abuse: Final report. (Research report, no.33). Melbourne, Vic.: Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Summary: This report: - identifies the conceptual, policy and practice challenges that the prevention of child sexual abuse presents - presents a conceptual mapping of dynamics associated with child sexual abuse and sexual exploitation; -
outlines key directions that could be taken to strengthen prevention strategies... Read more  



Sexual Violence Research Initiative. (2015).
Guidelines for the prevention and management of vicarious trauma among researchers of sexual and intimate partner violence. Pretoria, South Africa: SVRI.
Summary: These guidelines outline recommendations for the prevention of, and response to, vicarious trauma in researchers working in the field of sexual and intimate partner violence but can also be of use and relevance to those researching other sensitive topics including other forms of gender based violence... Read more 



Wakefield, S., & Taylor, A. (2015).
Judicial education for domestic and family violence: State of knowledge paper. Sydney, NSW: ANROWS.
Summary: This state of knowledge paper examines judicial education in relation to domestic and family violence, including good practices and initiatives, why specific education, professional development and training are needed and the factors influencing judicial officer decision making... Read more 



Journal articles


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


Hovdestad, W., Campeau, A., Potter, D., & Tonmyr, L. (2015).
A systematic review of childhood maltreatment assessments in population-representative surveys since 1990.  
PLoS One, 10(5), e0123366.  
Summary: The objectives of this systematic review was to inform researchers of the existence and nature of population-representative surveys relevant to understanding links between childhood maltreatment and health and to evaluate the assessment of childhood maltreatment in this body of work... Read more



Miller, T. R. (2015).
Projected outcomes of Nurse-Family Partnership home visitation during 1996-2013, USA.
Prevention Science, Advance online publication, 16 June 2015
Summary: Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) targets intensive prenatal and postnatal home visitation by registered nurses to low-income first-time mothers. Through 2013, 177,517 pregnant women enrolled in NFP programs. This article projects how NFP will affect their lives and the lives of their babies. NFP has been evaluated in six randomized trials and several more limited analyses of operational programs... Read more



Randall, D., Anderson, A., & Taylor, J. (2015).
Protecting children in research: Safer ways to research with children who may be experiencing violence or abuse
Journal of Child Health Care, Advance online publication, 23 June 2015.

Summary: The aim of this paper was to compare and contrast research practices reported in the literature related to protecting children and to recommend safer ways to conduct research... Read more 



Taft, A., Hooker, L., Humphreys, C., Hegarty, K., Walter, R., Adams, C., . . . Small, R. (2015).  
Maternal and child health nurse screening and care for mothers experiencing domestic violence (MOVE): a cluster randomised trial.  
BMC Medicine, 13, 150.
Summary: The authors aimed to test whether a theory-informed, maternal and child health nurse-designed model increased and sustained domestic violence screening, disclosure, safety planning and referrals compared with usual care. The study was set in community-based maternal and child health nurse teams in north-west Melbourne, Australia... Read more

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11 July 2015 *NEW*
Kaitiaki Ora Tanga - Guardianship - Well-being - Action - Awareness raising event

20 July 2015 *NEW*
Family Court: Navigating through the changes
SSPA seminar - Free

21 July 2015 *NEW*
Family Court: Navigating through the changes
SSPA seminar - Free

21 July 2015 *NEW*
Safeguarding children & young people
Safeguarding Children Initiative seminar - Free -
Wakefield, Nelson

22 July 2015 

27 July 2015 *NEW*
Attachment and vulnerability
Safeguarding Children Initiative seminar (Level 2) - Free - Stoke, Nelson

6 August 2015 *NEW*
Safe Relationships Seminar
hosted by Rural Women NZ
Great Barrier Island, Auckland

7 August 2015 *NEW*

31 August, 2 or 4 September 2015 
The Pain Paradox: Engagement, Acceptance, and Processing in a New Paradigm for Trauma Therapy with John Briere PhD
One-day seminars organised by DSAC
Auckland (31 August),
Wellington (2 September) &
Christchurch (4 September)

1, 8, 15 & 22 September 2015 *NEW*
Prevention of violence in family and whānau
Courage to Grow - Training

2 September 2015 *NEW*
Responding effectively to domestic abuse -
Shine - Training

8-9 September & 5 October 2015 

Working with Parents' Anger
Kairos Development  - Training workshop


15-17 September 2015
SVRI Forum 2015
Stellenbosch, South Africa

13-14 October 2015 *NEW*
Domestic abuse - Safety first
Shine - Advanced training
18 - 21 September 2016 *NEW*
Tampere, Finland