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Family Violence Clearinghouse


Issue 89
October 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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The Clearinghouse is moving at the end of November, to the University of Auckland's Grafton Campus. We're busy packing books and boxes. We will let you know our new physical address after the move - our other contact details will remain the same.

In October, we published a new issues paper and hosted a webinar on Historic trauma and whānau violence presented by Professor Leonie Pihama. The webinar recording will be available soon at https://nzfvc.org.nz/our-work/webinars

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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

Historical trauma and whānau violence
Leonie Pihama, Ngaropi Cameron and Rihi Te Nana
New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, University of Auckland, 2019
NZFVC Issues Paper, no. 15, October 2019
Summary: This issues paper has been developed from two research programmes 'He Kokonga Whare: Māori Intergenerational Trauma and Healing' and 'He Waka Eke Noa: Māori Cultural Frameworks for Violence Prevention and intervention.' As part of a wider family violence programme of work these projects focus broadly on historical trauma, the intergenerational impact of whānau and sexual violence on Māori, and healing pathways... Read more
Recorded webinar available soon

Te Taonga o taku Ngākau: Ancestral knowledge and the wellbeing of tamariki Māori
Leonie Pihama, Naomi Simmonds and Waikaremoana Waitoki
Hamilton, New Zealand: Te Kotahi Research Institute, 2019
Summary: This is a Kaupapa Māori research project that situates the wellbeing of tamariki (Māori children) within the context of well and thriving whānau. The purpose of the research was to consider the frameworks, values and actions for whānau transformation that exist within mātauranga Māori. Importantly, the research seeks to demonstrate the ways in which whānau themselves generate, through purposeful action, wellbeing from within mātauranga and tikanga Māori. This report synthesises the research with a specific view to prioritising the voices, experiences, knowledges and practices of the research community... Read more 

Weaving together knowledge for wellbeing: Trauma informed approaches
Le Va, 2019
Summary: Trauma-informed approaches focus on recognising and validating the trauma experiences of people and their potential to heal despite these experiences. Culture plays an integral role in how we respond to trauma, healing and support. This module complements Le Va's collaborative work with other national centres outlined in the report... Read more

Te Pae Tata - Te Rautaki Māori me te Mahere Mahi: Māori Strategy and Action Plan
Ministry of Social Development, 2019
Summary: Te Pae Tata, the Maori Strategy and Action Plan sets out how the Ministry of Social Development will work to achieve better outcomes for Māori... Read more

Engaging all New Zealanders survey report: Children in New Zealand communities, 2019
Produced by Nielsen on behalf of Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children, 2019
Summary: The survey provides information about the attitudes and behaviours of the New Zealand public towards children and young people 'at risk' of not thriving. This survey was a nationwide survey of New Zealand residents aged 18 years and over, using a mix of self completion methods... Read more

A hard place to be: Voices of children and young people in care and protection residences
Office of the Children's Commissioner, 2019
Summary: This report is not a systematic or comprehensive analysis of children and young people's experiences of residences. The Office of the Children's Commissioner heard from children and young people across Aotearoa New Zealand about their experiences in secure care and protection residences. They told OCC what it was like to spend time in the residences and how their experiences affected them. This report is a snapshot of insights from 52 children and young people... Read more

Evaluation of the family violence Integrated Safety Response pilot: Phase II - years 2 & 3: Final report
Elaine Mossman with Nan Wehipeihana and Michael Bealing
Wellington, New Zealand: Joint Venture Business Unit, 2019
Summary: The family violence Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilot was officially launched in Christchurch on 4 July 2016. A second pilot site (Waikato) came into operation on 25 October 2016. Both sites were initially funded for one year. In early 2017 the government agreed to extend pilot funding for a further two years, to the end of June 2019. This report presents evaluation findings from the second and third year of the pilot... Read more

What's working for Māori: A Kaupapa Māori perspective on the responsiveness of the Integrated Safety Response to Māori. Synthesis evaluation report
Nan Wehipeihana
Wellington, New Zealand: Joint Venture Business Unit, 2019
Summary: The aim of this evaluation is to assess the responsiveness of the ISR model to Māori, and assess how well whānau-centred approaches are integrated within ISR. This report synthesises the findings from two independent Kaupapa Māori evaluations completed in Christchurch and Waikato in 2018... Read more

February 2019 process evaluation of specialist services to respond to sexual harm (summary)
Malatest International, 2019
Summary: Specialist services to respond to sexual harm are a co-ordinated, safe network of services that support people affected by sexual harm by providing information, crisis response, and long-term support. This process evaluation is of Ministry of Social Development (MSD)-funded Specialist Sexual Harm Services for adults... Read more

Health response to family violence: 2018 Violence Intervention Programme evaluation
Jane Koziol-McLain, Moira Howson, Brice Valentin Shun and Nick Garrett
Centre for Interdisciplinary Trauma Research, Auckland University of Technology, 2019
CITR report, 2019, no. 17
Summary: The Ministry of Health (MOH) Violence Intervention Programme (VIP) seeks to reduce and prevent the health impacts of family violence and abuse through early identification, assessment and referral of victims presenting to designated District Health Board (DHB) services. The Ministry of Health-funded national resources support a comprehensive, systems approach to addressing family violence, particularly intimate partner violence (IPV) and child abuse and neglect (CAN). This report documents three VIP evaluation work streams... Read more
Journal articles
Contact your local library for full text access to articles which are not freely available online

Dignity, diversity, and resistance: A bicultural, community-led approach to transforming social responses to domestic violence in Aotearoa New Zealand
Mandy Morgan and Tony Mattson
Australian Community Psychologist, 2018, 29(2): 5-22
Summary: Social problems of domestic violence have been a focus of community and Government attention in Aotearoa New Zealand for over four decades. This article presents early research findings in a community-based social change project that focuses on acts of resistance to interpersonal violence. The praxis of the  Tü Mai Awa project is informed by interweaving Māori protocols, principles, and values, with principles of Response-Based Practice... Read more

Custody stalking: A mechanism for coercively controlling mothers following separation
Vivienne Elizabeth - Springer, 2017
Feminist Legal Studies, 2017, 25: 185-201
Summary: This paper adds to our understandings of women's post-separation experiences of coercive control through the introduction of a new concept-custody stalking. It is defined as a malevolent course of conduct involving fathers' use of custody and/or child protection proceedings to overturn historic patterns of care for children. The experience of custody stalking is explored through three composite narratives derived from twelve mothers who participated in an exploratory, qualitative study on the involuntary loss of maternal care time following separation... Read more

Putting victims at the heart of the criminal justice system
Kim McGregor
Practice: the New Zealand Corrections Journal, 2019, 7(1)
Summary: In this article Kim McGregor describes her role as the Chief Victims Advisor to Government, the ongoing struggle to put victims at the heart of the criminal justice system, the importance of the Victims' Rights Act (2002) and the Victims' Code (2015) and how we can improve systems and communications to victims... Read more

Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: Continuing the national story 2019
Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2019
Summary: This report builds on the AIHW's inaugural Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia 2018 report. It presents new information on vulnerable groups, such as children and young women. It examines elder abuse in the context of family, domestic and sexual violence, and includes new data on telephone and web-based support services, community attitudes, sexual harassment and stalking... Read more

Transforming legal understandings of intimate partner violence
Stella Tarrant, Julia Tolmie and George Giudice
Sydney, NSW: Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety, 2019
ANROWS Research report, 03/2019, June 2019
Summary: This research examines homicide trials in which self-defence is raised by women who have killed an abusive intimate partner, focussing on the recent case of Western Australia v. Liyanage. This report examines how and why changes to the law of self-defence have not had their intended effects... Read more

Justice needs and satisfaction in Fiji
Suva, Fiji: United Nations Development Programme Pacific Office, 2019
Summary: This study was conducted in Fiji in 2018 by the EU funded Fiji Access to Justice Project with technical expertise of the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL). Almost 5,000 individuals from all four divisions of Fiji and more than 60 justice sector stakeholders were interviewed in the survey... Read more

Continuing the dialogue: Learning from the past and looking to the future of intimate partner violence and sexual violence prevention
Jenny Dills, Kathryn Jones and Pamela Brown
Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2019
Summary: In the early 2000s, CDC reviewed theoretical frameworks for sexual violence prevention and sought input from external partners in the field, resulting in CDC's publication, Sexual violence prevention: Beginning the dialogue (2004). The goals of Continuing the Dialogue are to: Serve as a resource for prevention that is an update to Beginning the Dialogue; Reflect how far the field has come in terms of both embracing primary prevention and implementing strategies across the Social Ecological Model... Read more
Sexual violence prevention: Beginning the dialogue (2004)    

Preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the best available evidence
Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2019
Summary: ACEs are a serious public health problem with far-reaching consequences across the lifespan. They are also preventable. The strategies outlined here, drawn from the CDC Technical Packages to Prevent Violence, are intended to change norms, environments, and behaviors in ways that can prevent ACEs from happening in the first place as well as to lessen the immediate and long-term harms of ACEs... Read more

20 facts for domestic violence awareness month
Washington, DC: Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 2019
Summary: June 22, 2019, marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence & Child Maltreatment Cases: Guidelines for Policy and Practice aka the Greenbook. The Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody (a project of the NCJFCJ) seeks to honor survivors and their children who are experiencing co-occurring domestic violence and child maltreatment while attempting to navigate child custody and child welfare systems by publishing this fact sheet... Read more
In the news

Updates on government work in mental health - 10 Oct 2019

Submissions open on gun reform bill (closed 23/10/2019) - 08 Oct 2019

Counting Ourselves: First comprehensive national NZ survey on transgender health and wellbeing - 07 Oct 2019

Researchers recognised for work on sexual abuse prevention, sexism, and culturally safe practice - 07 Oct 2019

Welcome to our new Clearinghouse website, launched today - 07 Oct 2019

Ministry of Social Development invites applications to join new Community Advisory Group - 01 Oct 2019

News from E Tü Whānau: Rangatahi Film Challenge open, winner of song competition
 (Rangatahi Film Challenge deadline, 31 January 2020) - 01 Oct 2019 
Click on the link for event details. Check for recently added  events 
Dates throughout the year
Working Together for Vulnerable Kids  
Child Matters & Oranga Tamariki.
Free seminars throughout Aotearoa 
More Child Matters training:
Child Protection Studies Workshops 
- Dynamics of sexual abuse
- Identifying and responding to vulnerability and child abuse 
- The impact of family violence on children
5 day training and Diploma block courses
Locations throughout Aotearoa. See website for details
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

5 or 6 November 2019 *NEW*
Family violence - The new Act: Legal education session
Auckland (Takapuna or Onehunga)
6 November 2019 *NEW* 
Inaugural Lecture by Professor Nickola Overall 
7 - 9 November 2019 *NEW* 
Pasefika Proud 
11 November 2019 
Melbourne, Australia
15, 16 & 22, 23 November 2019 *NEW*
Pasefika Proud

18 November 2019 *NEW*
Andrea Black 2019 Workshop Series 2
Liberty Training 

21 - 23 November 2019  

22 - 23 November 2019 *NEW*
Pasefika Proud

25 November 2019 *NEW*
Andrea Black 2019 Workshop Series 2

25 November 2019 *NEW* 
Safeguarding Children training 

26 November 2019 *NEW*
Safeguarding Children training

28 November 2019 *NEW*
5 December 2019 

6 December 2019 *NEW*
Andrea Black 2019 Workshop Series 2
23 - 25 January 2020 *NEW*
Pasefika Proud
11 February 2020 
13 - 15 February 2020 *NEW* 
Pasefika Proud
28 - 29 February 2020 *NEW* 
Family Violence Prevention Training Programme (What you need to know)
Pasefika Proud
6 - 7 April 2020  
Age Concern New Zealand and the New Zealand Gerontology Association 2020 Conference
Call for abstracts closes 31 December 2019
28 - 30 April 2020 
Chicago, Illinois, United States 

28 - 30 April 2020 
Save the date
1 - 2 May 2020 *NEW*
Family Violence Prevention Training Programme(What you need to know)
Pasefika Proud

7 - 9 May 2020 *NEW*
O le Tōfā Mamao: Samoan Family Violence PreventionTraining Programme
Pasefika Proud

21 - 23 May 2020 *NEW*
Kāiga Māopoopo: Tokelau Family Violence PreventionTraining Programme
Pasefika Proud

28 - 30 May 2020 *NEW*
Türanga Māori: Cook Islands Māori Family Violence Prevention Training Programme
Pasefika Proud
10-12 June 2020 
Melbourne, Australia

16 - 20 November 2020
9th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference 2020
Tāmaki Makaurau - Auckland 
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