Family Violence – Theory Practice and Current Issues – South Island


  • Blenheim – 6 March 2023
  • Christchurch – 15 March 2023
  • Christchurch (Selwyn District - organised by Selwyn Safer Families) - 21 March 2023
  • Invercargill – 27 March 2023



9:15am - 3pm


  • Blenheim – Seminar Room, Marlborough Community Centre, 25 Alfred Street, Blenheim.
  • Christchurch – Piharau Room, Te Hapua, Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Road, Halswell, Christchurch.
  • Christchurch (Selwyn District), Te Whare Tapere, Te Ara, Atea, Rolleston Library, 56 Tennyson Street, Rolleston. Register with Selwyn Safer Families - this day only
  • Invercargill – Legends Lounge 1, ILT Stadium Southland, 18 Surrey Park Road, Invercargill.


Organised by

Rob Veale Ltd


$75 - Government departments, DHB and PHO staff and other professionals: $75 - NGOs, community agencies and other not for profit organisations

This one day interactive session is intended for staff who engage with families and whanau who may be experiencing family violence and associated family harm.

Various aspects of family violence will be introduced with a primary focus on intimate partner violence (IPV). While the workshop serves as an ‘introduction’, feedback from more experienced staff attending has been they also found it useful to refresh and update existing knowledge. By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Consider some of the definitions, behaviours and frameworks associated with family violence
  • Consider some of the past and contemporary theories relating to IPV including the cycle of violence, power and control, and coercive control
  • Consider various factors impacting on safe practice when working with LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities
  • Describe the signs and symptoms associated with IPV Start the ‘difficult conversations with ‘clients’ and responding to positive disclosures or suspected family violence
  • Have greater awareness about court orders, police orders and initiatives, and Define strangulation in the context of intimate partner violence
  • Describe the signs, symptoms and injuries associated with strangulation
  • Know some of the resources available to facilitate effective documentation
  • Understand behaviours often associated with strangulation including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

Rob Veale has worked in the family violence sector for over 30 years. His work in this area was recognised in the New Year Honours list in 2006. He shares his extensive experience from Police, an inaugural member of the New Zealand Family Violence Death Review Committee, international experience with NZAID and health experience through his role as the Violence Intervention Programme Coordinator for CCDHB.

Rob has developed and delivered training to many groups throughout New Zealand and the Pacific on a range of family violence-related topics. 

Contact the organiser about workshops in other locations.

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