Tools to support multi-agency collaboration

cover-image Issues Paper 1: Tools, May 2012

Authors: Clare Murphy, PhD and Janet Fanslow, PhD



Collaboration and coordination are key to effective responses to family violence, however they are intricate and challenging in practice. This list of articles, reports, and tools was collated during the development of the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse Issues Paper, “Building collaborations to eliminate family violence: facilitators, barriers and good practice”. It is intended to provide readers with helpful tips, tools and strategies considered critical to the effective functioning of collaborative family violence initiatives. It is not exhaustive or definitive. Section headings within the document guide readers to the aspect of coordinated response being discussed.

Topics covered include:

(1) Tangata whenua;
(2) General information about multi-agency collaboration;
(3) Case management resources;
(4) Diversity resources;
(5) Communication skills;
(6) Prevention;
(7) Real stories;
(8) Gender analysis;
(9) National accountability framework; and,
(10) Governance.

Recommended citation

 Murphy, C., & Fanslow, J. (2012). Tools to support multi-agency collaboration. Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, The University of Auckland.

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Issues Paper 1: Building collaborations to eliminate family violence: facilitators, barriers and good practice

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