Links

This page provides links to other websites of interest to those working in or researching family, whānau and sexual violence. If your organisation focuses on family violence and would like to be added to our Links page, please contact us.

Links are listed under the following headings:

New Zealand

Helplines | Information hubs | Government departments, agencies and initiatives | Research resources | Workforce development centres | NGOs | National service providers | Local networks and service providers | Training providers (on separate webpage)

International

Global | Australia | CanadaEurope | Pacific | United Kingdom | United States

New Zealand

Helplines

Emergency Services, call 111

Concerns about children, contact: 0508 FAMILY or 0508 326 459 (available 24/7) (Ministry for Vulnerable Childrenm Oranga Tamariki, formerly Child, Youth and Family)
Elder Abuse Response Service: 0800 EA NOT OK / 0800 32 668 65 (availabel 24/7)
Family Violence Information Line: 0800 456 450 (available 9.00am -11.00pm daily)
Lifeline: 0800 543 354 (within Auckland: 09 5222 999)
Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 anytime for support from a trained counsellor
Rape Crisis National Call Line: 0800 88 33 00
Shakti 24 hour crisis line with multi-lingual staff: 0800SHAKTI or 0800 742 584
shine* Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0508 744 633 (7 days/week, 9am-11pm)
Women’s Refuge National Helpline - Crisisline: 0800 REFUGE or 0800 733 843
Victims Information for people affected by crime: 0800 650 654

For children and young people
Kidsline: 0800 54 37 54 (speak to a Kidsline Buddy 4pm-9pm weekdays)
What's Up: 0800 WHAT'S UP or 0800 942 8787 (for kids and teens, daily 1pm-11pm)
Youthline: 0800 376 633 (Free TXT 234)

Information hubs

1 in 3 Be Free (inner City Women's Group)
- a mobile application to help women screen their relationships for abuse and connect them with support networks nearby. Follow the link to download the app for Android or Apple devices.
Bullying Free New Zealand
Common Ground
- aims to provide parents, families, whānau and friends of young people access to information that will help them support young people to manage hard times, and enjoy positive mental health
Dear Em 
- information and resources for young women who have experienced sexual harm or want to help a friend or family member
The Harbour
- a web-portal for all community members affected by sexual abuse or offending, their families and whānau
S.K.I.P. (Strategies with Kids. Information for Parents)
Sticks 'n Stones
- young people taking the lead in promoting taking positive action online against cyberbullying
SuperSeniors (Office for Seniors)
- gateway to information and services for seniors
VOYCE Whakarongo Mai
- voice of the young and care experienced 

Government departments, agencies and initiatives

Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)
Campaign for Action on Family Violence (Family Violence It's Not OK)
Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC)
Child, Youth and Family and Children's Action Plan see Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki
Community Investment Strategy (Ministry of Social Development)
Disability Action Plan (Office of Disability Issues)
E Tu Whānau! Te Mana Kaha o Te Whānau
Family Violence & Sexual Violence Work Programme (Cross-government initiative co-led by the Minister of Justice and the Minister for Social Development)
Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC)
Health & Disability Advocacy
Health Promotion Agency, includes www.alcohol.org.nz
Human Rights Commission
Justice Datalab - data and reports (Ministry of Justice)
Mates & Dates (ACC)
Ministerial Group on Family & Sexual Violence
Ministry for Vulnerable Chidren, Oranga Tamariki
- incorporates Child, Youth and Family and Children's Teams from 1 April 2017
- see backgroud information on Ministry of Social Development website
Ministry for Women
Ministry of Education - Emergency management and traumatic incidents
Ministry of Health - Violence Intervention Programme
Ministry of Justice: Family
- information about family issues: separation, care of children, domestic violence, Family Court etc
Ministry of Social Development
New Zealand Police
Office of the Children's Commissioner
Pasefika Proud
Preventing and responding to sexual violence (ACC)
Sexual Violence Primary Prevention - SVPP Toolkit (ACC)
Shaken Baby Prevention Project (on KidsHealth website)
Social Investment Agency
Strengthening Families
Superu (Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit) - Families Commission
Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families
Te Punanga Haumaru 
- supports community actions to prevent bullying of children and young people
Te Rito: New Zealand Family Violence Prevention Strategy
Victims Information
Wellbeing@School (Ministry of Education)
- self-review tools to explore how different layers of school life contribute to a safe and caring climate that deters bullying

Research resources

Children's Issues Centre (University of Otago)
Community Research (The Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Research Centre)
Early Start Project
Health Research Council (HRC)
The Hub 
- social science government research related to education, health and wellbeing, crime and justice, families, children and young people (hosted by Superu)
Interdisciplinary Trauma Research Centre (AUT University)
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga 
- Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), funded by the Tertiary Education Commission and hosted by the University of Auckland
Te Awatea Violence Research Centre (University of Canterbury)
Whānau Ora Research
What Works (Community Research)
Youth Pathways & Transitions (Massey University)
- Resources and publications from two projects: The Pathways to Resilience Research Project and The Youth Transitions Research

Workforce development centres

Le Va
- Supporting Pasifika families and communities to unleash their full potential
Matua Raki
- Addiction workforce development within Te Pou
Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui
- Improving the workforce performance of mental health, addiction and disability sectors in New Zealand
Te Rau Matatini
- Promoting an integrated approach to Māori workforce development, providing training, education and capability-building solutions for the advancement of indigenous wellness
The Werry Centre for Child, Infant & Adolescent Mental Health
- Research, teaching and workforce development

NGOs (Non-government organisations)

More NGOs are listed as National service providers or Local networks and service providers below.

Action for Children & Youth Aotearoa Incorporated 
The Backbone Collective A national collective for survivors of violence against women
Brainwave Trust
DSAC: Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care
ECPAT NZ Child ALERT
EPOCH New Zealand
- charitable trust formed in 1997 to advocate for law change for removal of the defence of "for the purpose of discipline" under s59 of the Crimes Act.
Every Child Counts
The Glenn Inquiry (website archived by National Library of NZ)
Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence
Homeworks Trust
Imagining the Solution (Facebook)
The Impact Collective
Injury Prevention Aotearoa
Mana Ririki Trust - Violence-free whānau 
Māori Women's Welfare League Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i Te Ora
Mental Health Foundation
National Council of Women
Netsafe - promotes confident, safe and responsible use of online technologies
New Zealand Law Society
NZ Violence Prevention Association
Perinatal Mental Health NZ Trust 
Roundtable on Violence Against Women
Sex 'N' Respect: Working with young people to promote respectful relating
Sophie Elliott Foundation
SpeakOutLoud about psychological abuse 
Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust
TOAH-NNEST Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together 
Tu Mai Awa - community-based project seeking to improve responses to violence
White Ribbon campaign
Who are you?
- creators of the Who are you? Toolkit designed to educate young people about the prevention of sexual violence and ethical sexual decision making
Women's Health Action

National service providers

There are a variety of organisations providing services and support to individuals, families, whānau and/or communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. These links highlight national service providers of family, whānau and sexual violence services with active websites or Facebook pages.

To find services in your area check for locations listed on these websites, see Local networks and service providers below, or search the Family Services Directory.

Age Concern
Barnardos
Big Buddy Foundation
Child Matters - educating to prevent child abuse
Community Law Centres
Family Planning
Family Works
Fatimah Foundation
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Gr8mates
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust NZ
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust
National Network of Stopping Violence Services Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga
Open Home Foundation
The Parenting Place formerly Parents Inc
PeopleFirst (Keeping Safe, Feeling Safe Project)
Plunket
Rape Crisis (National Collective of Rape Crisis and Related Groups Aotearoa)
Rape Prevention Education
SAFE Network
Shakti Community Council
shine* (Safer Homes In New Zealand Everyday)
Skylight
Stand Children's Services, Tu Maia Whānau
Supporting Families in Mental Illness
Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga National Network of Stopping Violence Services
Victim Support
Women's Refuge National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges Inc
Women's Self Defence Network - Wāhine Toa
Youth Law

Local networks and service providers

This list highlights place based organisations with active websites or Facebook pages. Please refer to the Family Violence Networks page for a full list of Family Violence Networks in New Zealand. Search the Family Services Directory for a comprehensive listing of local community organisations and service providers.

A register of domestic violence programme providers can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. The register lists organisations providing Men's Non-violence programmes, Women's Non-violence programmes, Men's Safety programmes, Women's Safety programmes and Children's Safety programmes.

Northland
Kaitaia Women's Refuge | Whare Timatatanga Hou Ora Kaitaia
Northland DHB Child Protection and Family Violence Service 

Auckland
Abuse Prevention Services - Warkworth
Auckland Women's Refuge
ChangeWorks - West Auckland
Eastern Refuge Society - East Auckland
HEART Movement (Facebook) - Tāmaki area
HELP Auckland - support for sexual abuse survivors
Inner City Women's Group
Korowai Tumanako 
- kaupapa Māori service designed to support iwi, hapū and whānau who have been affected by sexual violence
Living Without Violence - Waiheke Network Inc - Waiheke Island
Man Alive - West Auckland
North Harbour Living Without Violence - North Auckland
North Shore Family Violence Prevention Network
RoopaAurAap - South Asian Community
SAFVPN - Safer Aotearoa Family Violence Prevention Network - Counties Manukau
Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust - working with socially isolated senior citizens of Indian and South Asian origin living in the Auckland region. Services include KNUSHI - Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service
Te Tai Awa o Te Ora Trust - Ōtara, South Auckland
Violence Free Communities - West Auckland
Waitakere Anti Violence Essential Services (WAVES) - West Auckland

Waikato / Bay of Plenty / Central North Island
CAPS Hauraki - Thames, Coromandel, Hauraki District
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (MSSAT) Waikato
MFVIN Group - Maniapoto area, Te Kuiti
Parentline - Hamilton
Rotorua Safer Families
Sexual Abuse Centre (Rotorua)
Te Whakaruruhau Inc - Whānau services, Women's Refuge - Hamilton
TMAPS - Tauranga Moana Abuse Prevention Strategy (Facebook)
Violence Free Waipa

Taranaki
Taranaki Safer Families Trust
Taranaki Women's Refuge
Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki 

Gisborne / Hawke's Bay
DOVE Hawkes Bay
LIVE Hawkes Bay (Facebook) 
Napier Women's Refuge
Peace Out East (Facebook) - Gisborne
Tauawhi Tairawhiti Men's Centre - Gisborne

Manawatu / Horowhenua / Wairarapa
HALT: Horowhenua Abuse Liaison Team
MAIN (Manawatu Abuse Intervention Network)
Palmerston North Women's Refuge
Stopping Violence Services Wairarapa
Te Manawa Services - Feilding
Violence Free Network Wairarapa

Wellington
Nāku Ēnei Tamariki Inc - services for parents with new babies to improve the long-term health, social and educational outcomes for their families, whānau, aiga in Hutt Valley
Kapiti Living Without Violence
Porirua Whānau Centre
Sexual Abuse Help Foundation 
Te Rito Wellington Family Violence Network
Violence Free Hutt Valley Network - Āhuru Mōwai O Te Awakairangi (Facebook)
Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation
WellStop 

South Island
Aviva Family Violence Services - Canterbury
Canterbury Family Violence Collaboration
Canterbury Men's Centre
Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence
Homebuilders West Coast Trust
Marlborough Violence Intervention Project
Nelson Tasman Family Violence Intervention Network - Te Rito Network
Nelson Women's Centre Sexual Abuse Support and Healing (SASH)
Rape Crisis Dunedin
Safe Families Motueka
Safeguarding Children - Nelson/Marlborough/Tasman
Safer Ashburton Families Without Violence
Safer Kaikoura Strategy (Facebook)
Southland Help - Rape and Abuse Support Centre
START Start Healing. Stop Abuse - Christchurch
STOP - provides community-based assessment and intervention services for adolescents and adults who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour and for children with concerning sexual behaviours. Services are based in Christchurch, Nelson, Dunedin and Invercargill
SVS Living Safe - Nelson, Marlborough, Motueka and Golden Bay

International

Global

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign
#ENDviolence against children
The Communications X-Change
hosted by Futures Without Violence
enGender Impact A gateway to gender-related impact evaluations (World Bank)
Gender-based violence (GBV) (Eldis)
Global Knowledge Platform to End Violence Against Women (UN Women) includes:
- Global Database on Violence Against Women Government initiatives
- Inventory of United Nations Initiatives to End Violence Against Women
Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence Against Women and Girls
International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
MenEngage Global Alliance
SafetyLit
Sexual Violence Research Initiative
UNICEF
UNiTE United Nations Secretary General's Campaign to End Violence Against Women
Violence Prevention Alliance
WHO - Sexual and Reproductive Health - Violence Against Women
WHO - Violence and Injury Prevention - Violence
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Australia

ANROWS - Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety
Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse - replaced by ANROWS (above)
Australian Institute of Criminology
Australian Institute of Family Studies
Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA)
Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare Inc.
Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) (Australian Institute of Family Studies)
Coalition of Women's Domestic Violence Services South Australia
Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV)
Elder Abuse Prevention Unit
Ending family violence: Delivering change (State Government of Victoria)
Gendered Violence Research Network (UNSW)
Hurt Project - The shame of domestic and family violence in Australia
Love - the good the bad and the ugly - advice and stories
Monash Filicide Research Project
No To Violence | Male Family Violence Prevention Association
Office for Women (Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet)
Our WATCh - End Violence Against Women and Their Children
Preventing Violence Against Women (VicHealth)
Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research
Royal Commission into Family Violence (Victoria)
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Safe at Home, Safe at Work - Domestic Violence and Work (GVRN)
Sexual Violence Research (Australian Institute of Family Studies)
- previously the Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault (ACSSA) 
SmartSafe Technology abuse & your safety (created by DVRCV)
Women with Disabilities Victoria
XY Online - Men, masculinities and gender politics

Canada

Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System
Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC, University of Western Ontario)
Learning and violence
RESOLVE Alberta
Stop Family Violence (Canada's Family Violence Initiative)
The Healing Journey (Family Violence Prevention in Aboriginal Communities)

Europe

Ending gender-based violence (Justice, European Commission)
Women Against Violence Europe

Pacific

Fiji Women's Crisis Centre
Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme (PPDVP)
Solomon Islands Ministry of Women, Youths, Children and Family Affairs
Women & Children Crisis Center Tonga

United Kingdom

Action on Elder Abuse
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Ending violence against women and girls in the UK (Home Office)
Gender Violence and Health Centre (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse (LINEA) (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Research in Practice
Respect - Men & women working together to end domestic violence
SafeLives: a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse Previously known as CAADA - Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse
The HideOut (for children and young people)
Violence Prevention Evidence Base and Resources
Women's Aid

United States

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study (CDC)
Aging In Place (National Council for Aging Care) - Guide to recognizing elder abuse
Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
CDC Injury Prevention & Control: Division of Violence Prevention
Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect
Center on the Developing Child (Harvard University)
Child Trauma Academy
Child Welfare Information Gateway
- formerly National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
Childhood Violent Trauma Center (CVTC)
Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs - Home of the Duluth Model
Domestic Violence Evidence Project
Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers CDC
Futures Without Violence 
Global Violence Prevention (MINCAVA)
- an educational site designed to teach professionals and students about family violence and prevention
Health Cares About IPV - a US intimate partner violence screening and couseling toolkit
Loveisrespect.org
Men Stopping Violence
Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP)
MINCAVA electronic clearinghouse (Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse)
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) (CDC)
National Network to End Domestic Violence
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International (NNVAWI)
Office on Violence Against Women (Department of Justice)
Prevent IPV: Tools for Social Change
Prevention Institute
Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative (SOMAPI) (Office of Justice Programs)
VAWnet.org - National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
VERA Institute of Justice
VetoViolence - Violence Education Tools Online (CDC)
Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence - A National Resource Center

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