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Family Violence Clearinghouse


Issue 52
May 2016
In This Issue

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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Tip of the month
Finding Māori research and resources

Research and resources which may be particularly relevant for Māori and those working with Māori have now been identified in the library database by including te reo Māori topic tags.

We have used Ngā Upoko Tukutuku | Māori Subject Headings developed by the Māori Subject Headings Project, jointly sponsored by LIANZA, Te Rōpü Whakahau and the National Library for use in libraries to do this.   

Here are just some of the topics you can search:
Mātua - Parenting/Parents
Patu tamariki - Child abuse
Raweke tamariki - Child sexual abuse 
Rangahau Māori - Research on Māori people, or issues pertaining to Māori
Tatauranga - Statistics
Tükinotanga ā-whānau - Family violence
For a complete list of te reo topics used in the database, please contact the Information Specialist.

Please remember that not all records in the database have Māori topic tags. If you want to find everything in the database about a particular topic, e.g. "Parenting" you will need to search the English topic too.

Also please note that at present there are no terms in the Māori Subject Headings (MSH) list for some English concepts and words commonly used in family violence, for example: "intervention", "prevention", "perpetrators." or "sexual violence".Te reo speakers may be able to suggest appropriate terms. We could then offer these to the MSH project team, to contribute to the continual development of this valuable resource for all New Zealand libraries. 

Feedback is welcome.

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. (2016). Working with perpetrators: A selected bibliography. Auckland, New Zealand: NZFVC.
Summary: This selected bibliography provides a guide to research literature on working with perpetrators of intimate partner violence. First published in March 2013, it was revised and updated in April 2016... Read more

Department of Corrections. (2014).
Family violence offenders (Topic series). Wellington, New Zealand: Department of Corrections.
Summary: This paper sets out to describe the sub-group of offenders managed by the Department who are sentenced for family violence offences... Read more

Department of Corrections. (2015).
Sex offenders (Topic series). Wellington, New Zealand: Department of Corrections.
Summary: Around 500 offenders are sentenced to imprisonment each year for sex offences. This reports provides data about sex offenders... Read more 

Hall, A.C. (2015).
An indigenous kaupapa Māori approach: Mother's experiences of partner violence and the nurturing of affectional bonds with tamariki (PhD thesis). Auckland, New Zealand: AUT.
Summary: This thesis examines the important relationship dynamics between Māori mothers and their tamariki (children) when exposure to partner violence is experienced. The research is contextualised within a Kaupapa Māori methodology... Read more

Pihama, L. (n.d.).
Te Pwaitanga o te Kākano: A background paper report
. Prepared by Māori Indigenous Analysis Ltd for Te Puni Kōkiri. [This paper was released on the TOAH-NNEST website in 2016].
Summary: In 2009, Te Puni Kōkiri commissioned work on Te Puāwaitanga o te Kākano. The aim was to explore Māori views and understandings of sexual violence. The document examines traditional and contemporary knowledge relating to healthy relationships for Māori... Read more 

Ministry of Justice. (n.d.).
Reoffending analysis for restorative justice cases 2008 - 2013: Summary results
. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Justice.
Summary: Key findings from this study include: The reoffending rate for offenders who participated in restorative justice was 15% lower over the following 12 month period than comparable offenders and 7.5% lower over three years... Read more 

Simpson, J., Adams, J., Oben, G., Wicken, A., &  Duncanson, M. (2016).
Te Ohonga Ake: The determinants of health for Māori children and young people in New Zealand: Series 2. Dunedin, New Zealand: NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service, University of Otago.
Summary: This report, which focuses on the underlying determinants of health for Māori children and young people includes a section on safety and family violence... Read more 

Journal articles

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Sach, J., & Smith, R. (2015).
What does it mean when Corrections says we will place the victim at the centre of our concerns in the family violence context?
Practice: the New Zealand Corrections Journal, 3(2).
Summary: There is widespread appreciation that family violence is a 'wicked' problem'. The FVDRC death reviews suggest that this appreciation has not yet translated into frontline practice with women and children experiencing abuse. This article focuses on how the Department of Corrections can enable safer responses... Read more 

Simon-Kumar, R. (2016).
The paradoxes of deliberation: 'Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together (TOAH-NNEST)' and the Taskforce for Action on Sexual Violence (2007-2009)
Political Science, Advance online publication, 4 April 2016.
Summary: As part of recent efforts to advance participatory policymaking, there is increased collaboration between government and women's groups creating, in principle, 'deliberative mini-publics'. This article examines the particular case of a successful collaboration between the New Zealand government and the sexual abuse sector... Read more 
Wirihana, R., & Smith, C. (2014).
Historical trauma, healing and well-being in Māori communities
MAI Journal, 2014, 3(3): 197-210.

: This article aims to analyse the effects of historical  trauma on Māori by exploring the experiences in the context of the growing body of international historical trauma research... Read more 

Basile, K.C., DeGue, S., Jones, K., Freire, K., Dills, J., Smith, S.G., & Raiford, J.L. (2016).
STOP SV: A technical package to prevent sexual violence. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Summary: A technical package is a compilation of a core set of strategies to achieve and sustain substantial reductions in a specific risk factor or outcome. Technical packages help communities and states prioritize prevention activities based on the best available evidence. This technical package has three components... Read more    

Fortson, B.L., Klevens, J., Merrick, M.T., Gilbert, L.K., & Alexander, S.P. (2016).
Preventing child abuse and neglect: A technical package for policy, norm and programmatic activities. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Summary: This technical package represents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help prevent child abuse and neglect. These strategies include strengthening economic supports to families; changing social norms to support parents and positive parenting... Read more 

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. (2014). Essentials for childhood: Steps to create safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Summary: Safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments are essential to prevent child abuse and neglect and to assure all children reach their full potential. The Essentials for Childhood Framework proposes strategies... Read more  

Erez, E., Ibarra, P.R., Bales, W.D., & Gur, O.M. (2012).
GPS monitoring technologies and domestic violence: An evaluation study. A research report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice.  
Summary: This study examines the implementation of Global Positioning System (GPS) monitoring technology in enforcing court mandated "no contact" orders in domestic violence  cases... Read more 

Fisher, D., Lang, K.S., & Wheaton, J. (2010).
Training professionals in the prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence: A planning guide. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Summary: An effective, comprehensive program to prevent sexual violence and/or intimate partner violence takes a multitude of approaches, one of which is training professionals... Read more 

Logar, R., & Vargová, B.M. (2016).
Effective multi-agency co-operation for preventing and combating domestic violence: Training of trainers manual. Council of Europe.
Summary: This manual was developed in association with WAVE Network in Europe. The manual aims 'to serve as a resource for trainers to explore some of the benefits and key principles of multi-agency work for supporting victims of domestic violence... Read more 

McKenzie, M., Kirkwood, D., Tyson, D., & Naylor, B. (2016). Out of character?: Legal responses to intimate partner homicides by men in Victoria 2005 - 2014 (DVRCV Discussion Paper, no. 10). Melbourne, Vic.: Domestic Violence Research Centre Victoria.
Summary: This discussion paper provides an overview of 51 cases of intimate partner homicide by men in Victoria, with an analysis of how family violence was recognised in homicide prosecutions. It includes a chapter on intimate partner homicides by women in Victoria... Read more 

Moore, T., McDonald, M., McHugh-Dillon, H., & West, S. (2016).
Community engagement: A key strategy for improving outcomes for Australian families
(CFCA paper, no.39).  Melbourne, Vic.: Child Family Community Australia, Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Summary: This paper seeks to clarify what community engagement involves, how it relates to other ideas and practices, and the role it can play in improving outcomes for children and families... Read more 

Stark, E. (2012).
Re-presenting battered women : coercive control and the defense of liberty. Unpublished paper prepared for Violence Against Women: Complex Realities and New Issues in a Changing World, Les Presses de l'Université du Québec. 
Summary: Throughout the world, with a few exceptions, the legal and policy responses to domestic violence are typically built on a violence model that equates partner abuse with discrete assaults or threats. Implicit in this response is the assumption that the severity of domestic violence can be assessed by applying a calculus of physical and psychological harms to particular assaults. This paper argues that reliance on the violence model limits the efficacy of current interventions because it masks the scope of most partner abuse and minimises the harms it causes... Read more 
Journal articles 

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Abramsky, T., Devries, K.M., Michau, L., Nakuti, J., Musuya, T., Kiss, L., Kyegombe, N., & Watts, C., (2016).
Ecological pathways to prevention: How does the SASA! community mobilisation model work to prevent physical intimate partner violence against women?

BMC Public Health, 16: 339.
Summary: This secondary analysis of data from the SASA! study explores the pathways through which SASA!, a community mobilisation intervention to prevent violence against women, achieved community-wide reductions in physical IPV... Read more 

Arnold, G., & Ake, J. (2013).
Reframing the narrative of the battered women's movement
Violence Against Women, 19(5): 557-578.
Summary: Many claim that the battered women's movement has been co-opted and depoliticized. The authors argue that this narrative of decline should be reframed as one of continual growth that has incorporated evolving feminist frameworks... Read more

Cooper, C., Barber, J., Griffin, M., Rapaport, P.,  & Livingston, G. (2016).
Effectiveness of START psychological intervention in reducing abuse by dementia family carers: Randomized controlled trial.
International Psychogeriatrics, 28(6): 881-887.
Summary: The researchers investigated whether START (STrAtegies for RelaTives), a psychological intervention which reduces depression and anxiety in family carers also reduces abusive behavior in carers of people living in their own homes... Read more 

Rivas, C., Ramsay, J., Sadowski, L., Davidson, L.L., Dunne, D., Eldridge, S., Hegarty, K., Taft, A., & Feder, G. (2015).
Advocacy interventions to reduce or eliminate violence and promote the physical and psychosocial well-being of women who experience intimate partner abuse.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 12.
Summary: Based on the evidence reviewed, intensive advocacy may improve short-term quality of life and reduce physical abuse one to two years after the intervention for women recruited from domestic violence shelters or refuges... Read more 

Voth Schrag, R.J. (2016).
Campus based sexual assault and dating violence: A review of study contexts and participants
Affilia, Advance online publication, 21 April 2016.
Summary: Colleges are working to study and address sexual assault and dating violence on campus. This quantitative systematic review assessed 196 studies to evaluate if the literature fully reflects the demographics of American higher education... Read more  
In the news 
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Government announces future of social sector trials - 9 May, 2016
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced future plans...

NZFVC user survey - we want to hear from you! - 9 May, 2016
We are seeking feedback to improve our services through an online survey...

Updated Clearinghouse bibliography on working with perpetrators - 5 May, 2016
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse publishes bibliographies which...

Pilot programme giving judges additional information to be expanded - 5 May, 2016
In 2015, the government launched a pilot programme to give judges a defendant's...

"Investment Approach" to Justice outlined - family violence - 4 May, 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has outlined how the Government plans to apply the...

CDC publishes strategies for violence prevention based on best available evidence - 2 May, 2016
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed two...

Joint statement from NZ and Australia police on family violence - 28 Apr, 2016
New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush has joined Police Commissioners from...

Update on Police piloting video statements for family violence victims - 21 Apr, 2016
New Zealand Police in Palmerston North have been piloting recording family...

Public consultation on new Youth Service information sharing agreement - 21 Apr, 2016
The Ministry of Social Development's Youth Service is expanding to include...(closed 6 May 2016)

Consultation open on NZ Disability Strategy - 18 Apr, 2016
The Office for Disability Issues is leading a process to revise the New Zealand...

Government announces new multi-agency family violence pilot in Christchurch - 14 Apr, 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced the launch of an Integrated Safety...

UN committees release documents on NZ's performance on human rights - 11 Apr, 2016
Two United Nations committees which monitor human rights have recently released... 

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

15 May 2016 *NEW*
International Day of Families
2016 Theme: Families, healthy lives and sustainable future
United Nations

16 May 2016
Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop

19 May 2016 *NEW*
Addressing intergenerational issues: Bridging the Gap from a migrant youth and parent perspective - Seminar

21 May 2016 *NEW*
Trauma has a whakapapa
Waka Oranga Poutama Seminar presented by Alayne Hall

23 May 2016
TOAH-NNEST Regional Hui

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

27 May 2016 *NEW*
Responding to family violence
Training provided by Women's Refuge

31 May 2016 *NEW*
Mauri Oho Mauri Ora: a hikoi of transformation, hope and healing for Māori whanau
Professor Denise Wilson, AUT, Inaugural Address

3 June 2016 *NEW*
TOAH-NNEST Regional Hui

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

10 June 2016
TOAH-NNEST Regional Hui

13 June 2016 *NEW*
Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop

15 June 2016 *NEW*
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
United Nations

28 June 2016
Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop
New Plymouth

29 June 2016 *NEW*
TOAH-NNEST Regional Hui

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

Melbourne, Australia

18-21 July 2016 *NEW*
Next Generation Evaluation: Shaping better futures for Aotearoa New Zealand - ANZEA Conference 2016

16-17 August 2016 *NEW*
Kaupapa Māori Parenting Conference

2-3 September 2016 *NEW*
Women's Studies Association / Pae Akoranga Wahine - Conference

14-17 September 2016
3rd Global Indigenous Say No to Family and Domestic Violence Conference
Adelaide, South Australia

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

19-22 September 2016 *UPDATED*
Prevalent and Preventable: AWAVA and Our Watch International Conference on Violence Against Women
Adelaide, South Australia
Registration open

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

15-18 November 2016
International Indigenous Research Conference 2016