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Family Violence Clearinghouse


Issue 50
March 2016
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Children's Day and International Women's Day have come and gone and the academic and political years are well underway.

A number of government agencies have recently released reports. This newsletter also includes some tools and resources for communities and advocates.

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

Want to read something new?
- why not borrow a book

Many reports are now published online and can be freely downloaded, but sometimes the information you need could be in an "old-fashioned" hard copy book.

There is no charge to borrow books from the NZFVC library. However you will need to pay the cost of postage to return the item.

Here are some popular titles:

Click on the links to find out more about these books. To borrow, click on the Request this item button.

If you have not already registered to use the library, you will be asked to provide contact details, and then submit the form to borrow the book.

To find other books, search the library using the search box on the menu bar, then from the Item types list on the left-hand side of the results page, choose Book.
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

Family Violence Death Review Committee (2016).

Fifth annual report: January 2014 to December 2015
. Wellington, New Zealand: Health Quality and Safety Commission.
: The FVDRC's fifth annual report calls for a number of changes to how both government and non-government organisations (NGOs) respond to family violence, to reduce the rate of violence, abuse, and deaths. The FVDRC's fifth report does not contain updates on statistics. A data report will be released by the committee later this year.... Read more 

Law Commission. (2016).
Strangulation: The case for a new offence (NZLC, R138). Wellington, New Zealand: Law Commission.
Summary: In this report, the Law Commission makes seven recommendations to improve the way that the criminal justice system responds to strangulation in family violence circumstances. In particular, it recommends that a specific offence of strangulation should be enacted. Access the website for more information about this project... Read more

Johnson, A. (2016).

Moving targets: State of the nation report. Auckland, New Zealand: The Salvation Army.

: "December 2015 job figures paint an encouraging picture of the resilience of the New Zealand economy. But just a small dip in economic fortunes could see many more Kiwi families fall into poverty and severe social distress", says The Salvation Army in its latest State of the Nation report... Read more  
Ministry of Justice (2015).
Evaluation of Family Dispute Resolution service and mandatory self-representation: Qualitative research findings. Wellington, New Zealand: Research and Evaluation Team, Ministry of Justice.
Summary: In March 2014 changes were made to how the family justice system works. The Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) service is one of the major features of these changes. From March to July 2015, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 67 parents who had been to at least one session of FDR mediation. Interviews were also undertaken with... Read more 
Ministry of Justice. (2016).
Strengthening New Zealand's legislative response to family violence: Summary of submissions. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Justice.
Summary: The Ministry of Justice released a public discussion document on 5 August 2015 (#4766). The Ministry consulted on New Zealand's family violence laws. This summary of submissions received was released on 2 March 2016... Read more  
Ministry of Social Development. (2016).
Adult gang members and their children's contact with Ministry of Social Development service lines. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Social Development.
Summary: This research seeks to inform policy work around the Gang Action Plan to reduce the harms caused by adult gangs in New Zealand. The report establishes baseline figures on how many known adult gang members, and how many of their children, come into contact with the Ministry of Social Development's (MSD's) service arms, and the types and estimated total costs of contacts that occur... Read more  
Ball, C., Crichton, S., Templeton, R., Turner, S., Ota, R., & MacCormick, C. (2016).
Characteristics of children at greater risk of poor outcomes as adults
(Analytical paper, 16/01). Wellington, New Zealand: The Treasury.

Summary: This paper summarises the main findings of an analysis of integrated administrative data that describes the characteristics of children who are at greater risk of poor long-term outcomes. It provides information on their contacts with selected government social service agencies... Read more 

White Ribbon Campaign Trust. (2016).
Start with respect: How to be a good guy 101. Wellington, New Zealand: White Ribbon Campaign Trust.
Summary: Start With Respect works with White Ribbon's toolbox for men to identify and promote positive behaviour that builds respectful relationships - what we want instead of men's violence to women... Read more

Journal articles

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

Hammond, M.D., Overall, N.C., & Cross, E.J. (2016).
Internalizing sexism within close relationships: Perceptions of intimate partners' benevolent sexism promote women's endorsement of benevolent.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110(2), 214-238.
Summary: This research, conducted in North America and New Zealand, demonstrated that women's adoption of benevolent sexism is influenced by their perceptions of their intimate partners' agreement with benevolent sexism... Read more 
Kelly, P., John, S., Vincent, A.L., & Reed, P. (2015).
Abusive head trauma and accidental head injury: A 20-year comparative study of referrals to a hospital child protection team.
Archives of Disease in Childhood,100: 1123-1130.
Summary: This study concludes that: The striking increase in referrals for abusive head trauma (AHT) probably represents increasing incidence. The decision to refer a hospitalised child with a head injury for assessment for possible AHT should not be influenced by socio-economic status or ethnicity... Read more  

Campo, M. (2015).

Children's exposure to domestic and family violence: Key issues and responses
(CFCA paper, no.38). Melbourne, Vic: Child Family Community Australia, Australian Institute of Family Studies.
: This paper examines the literature assessing children's exposure to domestic and family violence, and findings that domestic and family violence can affect children's behaviour, schooling, cognitive development, mental and physical wellbeing, and is the leading cause of homelessness for children... Read more     

Campo, M., & Tayton, S. (2015).

Intimate partner violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer communities: Key issues
(CFCA Practitioner Resource). Melbourne, Vic: Child Family Community Australia, Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Summary: Key messages: There has been an invisibility of LGBTIQ relationships in policy and practice responses and a lack of acknowledgement that intimate partner violence exists in these communities.... Read more  
Campo, M. (2015).
Domestic and family violence in pregnancy and early parenthood: Overview and early interventions
(CFCA Practitioner Resource). Melbourne, Vic: Child Family Community Australia, Australian Institute of Family Studies.Summary: Key messages: Women are at an increased risk of experiencing violence from an intimate partner during pregnancy.... Read more   
Coalition of Australian Governments. (2015).
National Outcome Standards for Perpetrator Interventions. COAG.

Summary: The National Outcome Standards for Perpetrator Interventions were endorsed by the Council of Australian Government (COAG) on 11 December 2015. To keep women and their children safe, perpetrators should be held to account through effective interventions that stop their violence. The national outcome standards will guide and measure the outcomes achieved by perpetrator interventions across Australia... Read more
Mackay, E., Gibson, A., Lam, H., & Beecham, D. (2015).
Perpetrator interventions in Australia: Key findings and future directions
(ANROWS Compass). Sydney, NSW: ANROWS.

: This Compass paper showcases key findings and future directions from Landscapes (state of knowledge) paper Perpetrator interventions in Australia - parts one and two... Read more
Olsen, A., & Lovett, R. (2016).
Existing knowledge, practice and responses to violence against women in Australian Indigenous communities: state of knowledge paper (ANROWS Landscapes, 2016, Issue 2). Sydney, NSW: ANROWS.
Summary: This paper is a comprehensive review of published literature to present the current state of knowledge, practice and responses to violence against women in Australian Indigenous communities. It was guided by the following questions... Read more:

The findings are summarised in ANROWS Compass, 2016, Issue 1
... Read more  
Department of Justice. (2015).
Identifying and preventing gender bias in law enforcement response to sexual assault and domestic violence. Washington, DC: Department of Justice.
Summary: The focus of this document is reducing gender bias in policing. The United States Department of Justice has prepared this guidance document to assist its law enforcement agencies in their efforts to reduce sexual assault and domestic violence, and to administer justice when these crimes occur. Through the department's many partnerships with state, local, tribal and territory law... Read more 
Scaia, M., & Miller, S. (2015).
"Can he change? What would it take for him to change?": A new framework for advocates to help battered women better understand why men are abusive and what it would take for them to change [Webinar]. Duluth, MN: Domestic Abuse Intervention Project.
Summary: This recorded videoconference/webinar will provide a tool and method for advocates to help battered women understand why men batter. This webinar will also address and help advocates answer the following questions and statements posed by battered women... Read more 
WithoutViolence. (2016).
How violence & neglect leave their mark on a child's brain
: This is an infographic to support work towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, and specifically Target 16.2: end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children. See the website links for more information. The infographic was prepared by withoutviolence.org... Read more  
Journal articles 

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

Cascardi, M. (2016).

From violence in the home to physical dating violence victimization: The mediating role of psychological distress in a prospective study of female adolescents
Journal of Youth and Adolescence
, Advance online publication, 22 February 2016.

: Symptoms of psychological distress may be one pathway through which child maltreatment and witnessing violence in the home relate to dating violence victimization. This study examined whether psychological distress in mid-adolescence mediated the link between child maltreatment and witnessing violence in early adolescence and dating violence victimization in young adulthood... Read more      
Crossman, K.A., Hardesty, J.L., & Raffaelli, M. (2016).
"He could scare me without laying a hand on me": Mothers' experiences of nonviolent coercive control during marriage and after separation
Violence Against Women
, 22(4): 454-473.

: Studies demonstrate the negative effects of violent coercive control but few examine coercive control without violence. This study describes the characteristics of nonviolent coercive control among 8 divorcing mothers and compares them with 47 mothers who experienced violent coercive control or no violence/no control... Read more    

Danis, F.S. (2016).
Teaching domestic violence online: A step forward or a step backward?
Violence Against Women, Advance online publication, 21 January 2016 
Summary: This article analyses the similarities and differences involved in teaching about domestic violence online versus face-to-face. Highlights of course activities and notable online resources are identified including YouTube videos, webinars, online training modules, and websites... Read more  
Edwards, K.M., Jones, L.M., Mitchell, K.J., Hagler, M.A., & Roberts, L.T. (2016).
Building on youth's strengths: A call to include adolescents in developing, implementing, and evaluating violence prevention programs.
Psychology of Violence, 6(1): 15-21 

The aim of this research was to review the challenges and potential benefits of involving adolescents in the development and delivery of prevention programming. Adolescent violence prevention programs are typically designed and delivered by adults in school-based settings. However, research has highlighted a number of problems with the effectiveness and sustainability of adult-designed prevention models.... Read more  
Reed, L.A., Tolman, R.M., Ward, M. (2016).
Snooping and sexting: Digital media as a context for dating aggression and abuse among college students
Violence Against Women, Advance online publication, 23 February 2016 

Summary: Digital dating abuse (DDA) is a pattern of behaviours that control, pressure, or threaten a dating partner using a cell phone or the Internet. A survey of 365 college students was conducted, finding that digital monitoring behaviours were especially common. There were no gender differences in number of DDA behaviours experienced, but women reported more negative hypothetical reactions to sexual messaging than men... Read more 
Yuan, N.P., Gaines, T.L., Jones, L.M., Rodriguez, L.M., Hamilton, N., & Kinnish, K. (2016).
Bridging the gap between research and practice by strengthening academic-community partnerships for violence research.
Psychology of Violence, 6(1): 27-33.
Summary: This commentary seeks to highlight the benefits of community-based participatory research (CBPR) and promote its use in the violence field... Read more
In the news 
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Check for the latest 
Calls to address harassment and provide campus-based violence prevention - 7 Mar, 2016
A group of Dunedin residents has asked the University of Otago to take action...

Marking International Women's Day; resources on gender and violence - 3 Mar, 2016
The 2016 theme for International Women's Day on 8 March is 'Planet 50-50 by...

New report and government initiatives to address gangs - 3 Mar, 2016
The Government has published a new report and announced two initiatives...

Summary of submissions on family violence legislative review released - 2 Mar, 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has released a summary of the almost 500 submissions...

Treasury releases report, infographics and online tool on youth at risk - 29 Feb, 2016
The Treasury has released a report, Characteristics of Children at Greater Risk...

Family Violence Death Review Committee report recommends changes in thinking and approach - 25 Feb, 2016
The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) has released its Fifth...

Salvation Army questions reliability of government data and targets - 23 Feb, 2016
The Salvation Army released its 9th annual State of the Nation report on ...
Upcoming events
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11 March - 18 April 2016 *NEW*
Working Together for Vulnerable Kids
Free 1-day Child Matters Seminars
Various locations throughout the Auckland region
Check the website for details - seminars also held elsewhere around Aotearoa

22-24 March 2016
EVAWI International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Engaging Men & Boys
Washington, DC, United States

4, 5, 21 & 22 April 2016 *NEW*
Family Violence Prevention Training
Courage to Grow 4-day course

5 April 2016
Evidence to Action Conference 2016 - Evidence: it's how you use it that matters

12-13 April 2016
Domestic violence: Safety first
shine* 2-day advanced training

16-17 April 2016 *NEW*
Understanding Trauma and Dissociation
Workshop 1: Effective Work with Trauma Survivors

30 April - 1 May 2016 *NEW*
Understanding Trauma and Dissociation
Workshop 2: Working with Dissociation

12-13 May 2016
Working With Parents' Anger. Stage One: Taking the heat off the child
Training workshop

25-27 May 2016
Dignity 2016 Conference
Vancouver Island, Canada

6-10 June 2016
Australian Childhood Foundation's Second Bi-annual Childhood Trauma Conference
Melbourne, Australia

6-8 July 2016
AIFS (Australian Institute of Family Studies) Conference 2016

Melbourne, Australia

14-17 September 2016
3rd World Indigenous Stop Domestic and Family Violence Conference
Adelaide, South Australia
Call for papers open

18-21 September 2016
Safety 2016 - 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion
Tampere, Finland

19-22 September 2016
'Prevalent and Preventable': AWAVA and Our Watch International Conference on Violence Against Women
Adelaide, South Australia
Save the date

26-28 October 2016 *UPDATED*
The Nursing Network of Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI) 2016 Conference
Melbourne, Australia
Call for abstracts closes 1 April 2016
Registration open

15-18 November 2016 *NEW*
International Indigenous Research Conference 2016
Call for abstracts closes 9 May 2016