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Family Violence Clearinghouse


Issue 82
February 2019
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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Coming up: Children's Day and
International Women's Day
Put tamariki first
Children's Day
Sunday 3 March 2019
This is where you will find events and resources for Children's Day and the place to register your community event.
The  Office of the Children's Commisioner advocates for the interests and wellbeing of children and young people. Here you will find information about children's rights and wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Convention on the Rights of the Child protects children's rights. Read about the history of children's rights. Did you know that the International Year of the Child was celebrated in 1979? That's 40 years ago!
Think equal, build smart, innovate for change
International Women's Day
Friday 8 March 2019
This is where you will find information about events organised by UN Women in Aotearoa New Zealand. 
The Ministry for Women, Te Minitatanga mō ngā Wāhine, is the government's principal advisor on achieving better results for women and wider New Zealand.
Last year the UN CEDAW committee releases its Concluding Observations on NZ's 8th CEDAW report.
There is much work still to do but March is a good time to celebrate women and children and the work of community, government and international organisations to improve women's and children's lives. 
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
An evaluation of the Ministry of Justice-funded domestic violence programmes
Judy Paulin, Elaine Mossman, Nan Wehipeihana, Michele Lennan, Hector Kaiwai and Sue Carswell with Rob Lynn and Emmy Gauper
Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Justice, 2018
Summary: The Ministry commissioned the report early last year to examine the programmes which have been offered to victims and perpetrators of family violence since 2014. The report captures useful insights about what helps and hinders participants, including what enables a positive outcome for Māori whānau. Some key findings of the report were... Read more 
An indigenous approach to the Living Standards Framework
Te Puni Kōkiri and The Treasury
Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Treasury, 2019

Living Standards Series: Discussion Paper, 19/01, January 2019
Summary: While this paper has a focus on wellbeing for Māori specifically, it articulates a way of looking at wellbeing that can be applied to the full range of populations within Aotearoa New Zealand, and to indigenous populations universally. It offers a way of accounting for various values and beliefs that drive people's experiences of wellbeing and of responding to the needs, aspirations and interests of collectives and the individuals within them... Read more 
Whānau Ora review: Tipu Matoro ki Ao. Final report to the Minister for Whānau Ora
Independent Whānau Ora Review Panel. (Chair: Caren Rangi)
Wellington, New Zealand: Te Puni Kōkori, 2018
Summary: In April 2018, the government agreed to conduct a review of this second phase, the Whānau Ora commissioning approach. This report is the outcome of that review. It provides a brief background to Whānau Ora, describes the current commissioning approach and addresses the core matters posed in the review Terms of Reference. Those matters were... Read more 
Whānau resilience: Long-term healing and recovery services for people affected by family violence
Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Social Development, 2018
Summary: The Government is investing $15.379 million from Budget 2018 so that family violence service providers can work with whānau and families to break intergenerational cycles of abuse through post-crisis support. These documents provide information from the consultation, pre-tender process... Read more
Breaking the web of silence: An exploration of Chinese women's experience of domestic violence in New Zealand
Linda Gee
Master of Applied Psychology(Community) thesis, The University of Waikato, 2016
Summary: Domestic violence is a serious social issue within New Zealand society. Asian immigrant women with domestic violence experiences often face specific socio-cultural challenges and barriers that hinder them from making sense of their experience, seeking help and accessing necessary intervention. In New Zealand, there is limited domestic violence research which focuses on the lived experience of women in Asian immigrant communities. 
This research attempts to fill this gap... Read more 
Journal articles
Contact your local library for full text access to articles which are not freely available online
Child-centred practice in a bi- and multi-cultural context: Challenges and dilemmas
Nicola Atwool
Child Care in Practice, 2019, Advance online publication

Summary: The social service sector in New Zealand is undergoing significant change with the Minister responsible for introducing a new Ministry for Vulnerable Children (now Ministry for Children) signalling a commitment to practice being child-centred and trauma-informed in the new era. There is no shared understanding of these terms or what they will mean for practice. This paper focuses on child-centred practice... Read more  
Traumatic brain injuries in New Zealand: National insurance (Accident Compensation Corporation) claims 2012 to 2016
Doug King, Patria A. Hume, Natalie Hardaker, Alan Pearce, Cloe Cummins and Trevor Clark
Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 2019, 399: 61-68
Summary: There were 97,955 TBI injury claims lodged over the duration of the study. The incidence of total TBI in New Zealand was 432 per 100,000 population, and 155 per 100,000 for moderate or severe claims (MSC) TBI claims. This paper does not identify TBI resulting from family violence but notes that further research is warranted into the assessment and management of intimate partner violence and child abuse victims for TBIs... Read more 

Assessing the risk of repeat intimate partner assault
Sara Rahman
Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, 2018
Crime and Justice Bulletin, December 2018, no. 220
Summary: This paper aims to identify factors associated with the risk of experiencing repeat intimate partner assault. A subset of 336 individuals who reported experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) in the 12 months prior to participating in the ABS Personal Safety Survey 2016 was identified... Read more 
Dreams deferred: A survey on the impact of intimate partner violence on survivors' education, careers and economic security
Cynthia Hess and Alona Del Rosario
Washington, DC: Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2018
Summary: This report examines the educational, economic, and employment effects of intimate partner violence (IPV) on survivors and the resource needs IPV creates. Drawing on a survey of 164 survivors in shelters, transitional housing programs, and other domestic violence programs in 11 states and the District of Columbia (in the United States), the report considers how survivors experience the economic consequences of abuse... Read more  
Family violence perpetration and mental health
Kate Thomas
Melbourne, Vic: Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, 2018
Research brief (Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre)
Summary: Mental health impacts are a significant issue for people affected by family violence, and particular abusive tactics may be used against people with mental illness. This research brief focuses on existing literature on mental health and the perpetration of family violence... Read more 
Guidance note on campus violence prevention and response
UN Women - Ending Violence Against Women Section, 2018
Summary: This guidance note offers practical direction for addressing violence against women (VAW) on university and other tertiary education institution campuses. It presents a series of actions that tertiary institutions can take... Read more  
Intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities: Scoping review of issues and service responses
Alissar El-Murr
Melbourne, Vic: Child Family Australia, Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2018
CFCA paper , 2018, no. 50
Summary: This paper looks at what is currently known about intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities, and what service providers can do to ensure appropriate support is available to this client group... Read more  
Is methamphetamine use associated with domestic violence?
Christopher Dowling and Anthony Morgan
Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology, 2018
Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, no. 563, December 2018
Summary: There is considerable evidence of the impact of methamphetamine use on violent behaviour. This paper presents findings from a review of existing research on the association between methamphetamine use and domestic violence... Read more 
Policing domestic violence: A review of the evidence
Christopher Dowling, Anthony Morgan, Chloe Boyd and Isabella Voce
Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology, 2018
AIC Research report, no. 13, 2018
Summary: This review examines what is known about the policing of domestic violence. It covers six domains of police involvement in domestic violence-workforce development, reporting to police, first response, prevention of further domestic violence, investigative responses and charging of perpetrators... Read more 
Serving teen survivors: A manual for advocates
Harrisburg, PA: National Sexual Resource Center, 2018

Summary: This manual is designed to help advocates and other helping professionals navigate the sometimes muddy waters of working with young people. This manual is designed to help those providing services to survivors of sexual violence serve teens using a trauma-informed approach... Read more 
A team effort: Preventing violence against women through sport. Evidence guide
Ruth Liston, Shaez Mortimer, Gemma Hamilton and Robin Cameron
Melbourne, Vic: Our Watch, 2017
Summary: This evidence guide focuses on the work being undertaken in local, regional, national and international structured sport settings and by sporting organisations. It draws on stakeholder consultations and a review of both peer-reviewed academic and grey literature (reports, reviews and evaluations) to collate the evidence regarding sport as a setting for the primary prevention of violence against women. An annex to this report provides a compendium of key programmes and initiatives in sports settings from around the world... Read more 
Unpacking violence: A storytelling resource for understanding non-physical forms of abuse and the gendered drivers of violence against women
Melbourne, Vic: Our Watch, 2019
Summary: This resource aims to support practitioners to use narrative stories as the basis for unpacking and exploring different forms of non-physical abuse, their dynamics and impacts, and how they illustrate the gendered drivers of violence against women... Read more 
Women and young persons with disabilities: Guidelines for providing rights-based and gender-responsive services to address gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health and rights
New York, NY: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 2018
Summary: This resource, developed by the United Nations Population Fund and Women Enabled International, provides practical and concrete guidance on the provision of inclusive and accessible services related to gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women and young persons with disabilities. While the primary audience is GBV- and SRHR-related service providers, the guidelines are a valuable resource for all stakeholders... Read more  
Journal articles
Contact your local library for full text access to articles which are not freely available online.
Acquired brain injury in the context of family violence: A systematic scoping review of incidence, prevalence, and contributing factors
Darshini Ayton, Elizabeth Pritchard and Tess Tsindos
Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 2019, Advance online publication, 16 January 2019
Summary: Brain injury is often a precursor to, or result of, family violence. Yet there is little research identifying the connection of these two phenomena. The health cost (personal or societal) of brain injury within the family violence context is difficult to ascertain. Family violence can lead to lifelong psychological or physical scars and even death. A systematic review was conducted... Read more  
Factors associated with induced abortion over time: Secondary data analysis of five waves of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health
Angela J. Taft, Rhonda L. Powell, Lyndsey F. Watson, Jayne C. Lucke, Danielle Mazza and Kathleen McNamee
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2019, Advance online publication, 6 February 2019 

Summary: This trend analysis found that women aged in their twenties were more likely to terminate a pregnancy if they reported less
- effective contraceptives, increased risky drinking, illicit drugs or recent partner violence. By their thirties, women were more likely to terminate if they reported violence or increased illicit drugs usage... Read more 
Gender, power, and violence: A systematic review of measures and their association with male perpetration of IPV
Katharine J. McCarthy, Ruchi Mehta and Nicole A. Haberland

PLoS One, 2018, E 13(11): e0207091. Open access 

Summary: The authors searched for studies that reported the association between gender inequities and male perpetration of IPV. Identified scales were categorised by content area and level of generality, as well as other attributes, and we compared the consistency of scale performance across each category... Read more  
Understanding how domestic violence support services promote survivor well-being: A conceptual model
Cris M. Sullivan  
Journal of Family Violence, 2018, 33(2): 123-131. Open access
Summary: Domestic violence (DV) victim service programs have been increasingly expected by legislators and funders to demonstrate that they are making a significant difference in the lives of those using their services. Alongside this expectation, they are being asked to describe the Theory of Change guiding how they believe their practices lead to positive results for survivors and their children. This paper describes the iterative and collaborative process undertaken to generate a conceptual model describing how DV victim services are expected to improve survivors' lives. The Social and Emotional Well-Being Framework guiding the model is... Read more 
In the news 
Click on the link to read the news item. Check for the latest news

The Government's Joint Venture Business Unit, Family Violence and Sexual...

Charities Act Review: Public meetings begin, discussion document released - 10 Feb, 2019
Government is consulting with the public on the review of the Charities Act...

New reports on image based abuse, pornography and online abuse - 8 Feb, 2019
A number of reports have been published on research into image based sexual...

United Nations review of NZ human rights makes more than 30 recommendations on violence - 7 Feb, 2019
The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council reviewed New Zealand's human...

Justice reform survey open for victims/survivors of crime - 7 Feb, 2019
A survey has been launched for victims/survivors of crime as part of the...

Consultation open on health and disability system review - 7 Feb, 2019
The Government is currently asking for feedback on the New Zealand health and...

New Year Honours List recognises service to children and justice reform - 7 Feb, 2019
On 31 December 2018, the Government announced the 2019 New Year Honours List. ..
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Dates throughout the year
Working Together for Vulnerable Kids
Child Matters & Oranga Tamariki. Free seminars
See also Child Protection Studies Workshops

Locations throughout Aotearoa. See website for details.

3 March 2019
Children's Day
Around Aotearoa New Zealand
Register your event, find events

6 - 8 March 2019
Pasefika Proud ethnic specific programmes
Hawkes Bay

8 March 2019 *NEW*
International Women's Day in Aotearoa New Zealand
12 March 2019 *NEW*
Responding effectively to victims of domestic violence
Shine Introductory Training

13 March 2019 *NEW*
The Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group - Te Uepü Hāpai i te Ora
Public conversation session
West Auckland

15-16 March 2019
Family Violence Prevention Training Programme
Pasefika Proud

19 March 2019 *NEW*
DVFREE Workshop: Creating Effective Domestic Violence Policy & Procedures
Shine introductory workshop

19 March 2019 *NEW*
DVFREE Workplace: 'First Responder' Domestic Violence Training
Shine training

21 - 23 March 2019
Pasefika Proud ethnic specific programmes

22 March 2019
Child-centred and trauma-informed practice
SSPA workshop
New Plymouth

26 March 2019 *NEW*
DVFREE Workshop: Creating Effective Domestic Violence Policy & Procedures
Shine introductory workshop

26 March 2019 *NEW*
DVFREE Workplace: 'First Responder' Domestic Violence Training
Shine training

29 - 30 March 2019
Family Violence Prevention Training Programme
Pasefika Proud

1 - 3 April 2019

2-3 April 2019 *NEW*
Working with victims & offenders in multiple settings
Shine Advanced Training

4 - 6 April 2019
Pasefika Proud ethnic specific programmes

4 - 6 April 2019
Pasefika Proud ethnic specific programmes

11-13 April 2019
6th Annual National Pacific Island Violence Prevention Conference 2019
West Valley City, Utah, United States

22 - 25 April 2019
International Conference on Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence, and Increasing Access
EVAWI 2019 conference
San Diego, California, United States

2 - 4 May 2019
Pasefika Proud ethnic specific programmes

9 - 11 May 2019
Pasefika Proud ethnic specific programmes
Manukau City, Auckland

11 - 12 June 2019
Data for policy 2019
Digital trust and personal data
London, United Kingdom
Save the date

27 - 28 June 2019
Celebrating 20 Years of Family Start conference
Call for abstracts closes 15 March 2019

24 - 26 July 2019
Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse
9th Biennial Conference
Brisbane, Australia

1-4 September 2019
Oslo, Norway

12 - 13 Sep 2019
SVDV Conference - National Coalition of Domestic Violence Specialist Service Providers and TOAH-NNEST
Save the date. Call for abstracts open

21 - 24 October 2019
SVRI Forum 2019
Cape Town, South Africa

5 - 8 November 2019 *UPDATED*
World Conference of Women's Shelters - 4WCWS
Kaohsiung, Taiwan