These resources were compiled to support the government's engagement around the development of a National Strategy and Action Plans. The strategy, Te Aorerekura, was launched in December 2021. This page lists reports, research and other resources that provide an overview of key issues and perspectives for tamariki and rangatahi around family violence and sexual violence.
Understanding connections and relationships: Child maltreatment, intimate partner violence and parenting (NZFVC Issues paper 3, 2013) and Policy and practice implications: Child maltreatment, intimate partner violence and parenting (NZFVC Issues paper 4, 2013), highlight the links between intimate partner violence and child maltreatment and explores the system responses required to support children exposed to intimate partner violence.
Preventing adolescent relationship abuse and promoting healthy relationships (NZFVC Issues paper 12, 2017) identifies dating violence (intimate partner violence and sexual violence) in young people's relationships as an issue that needs to be addressed through healthy relationships education and interventions which meet the needs of young people.
In What makes a good life? Children and young people's views on wellbeing (2019) represents the work done by the Children's Commission and Oranga Tamariki to get the views of tamariki and rangatahi to inform the development of the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy 2019
There is considerable international research on the impact of adverse childhood experiences on the lives of young children. The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University provides this guide, Three principles to improve outcomes for children and families (2021), while WHO has developed INSPIRE Handbook: action for implementing the seven strategies for ending violence against children (2018), a comprehensive guide to ending violence against children.