NZFVC Quick Reads: 27 March 2024

Wed 27 Mar 2024

This Quick Reads covers: • Video from coercive control and system entrapment panel • Call for abstracts: Symposium on Māori experiences of intergenerational trauma, recovery and healing • Family violence risk research • MOJ statistics • Report on children's experiences of racism • Website for young people on rights • National Rape & Sexual Abuse Crisis line 0800 88 33 00 – renamed

NZFVC Quick Reads: 27 March 2024

Welcome to our Quick Reads format. Each week we share selected news bites relevant to family violence and sexual violence in Aotearoa. See all past NZFVC Quick reads.

Video from NZFVC panel on coercive control and systemic entrapment

The video recording from our panel event, Recognising and responding to coercive control and systemic entrapment, is now available. Denise Wilson, Heather Douglas and Rachel Smith spoke about coercive control and systemic entrapment and how individuals, organisations and systems can better support victim-survivors. They were joined by Julia Tolmie for the question and answer. The video, slides and links to related reports and articles are available.

Call for abstracts for symposium of Māori experiences of intergenerational trauma, recovery and healing

Te Atawhai o Te Ao is hosting the 2024 He Pounga Waihoe nā ō Mātua Symposium — Symposium of Māori experiences of intergenerational trauma, recovery and healing in June 2024. The call for abstracts to present is open now. Abstracts are invited from current Master’s and doctoral Māori students, those who have completed their studies, community researchers, whānau, hapū, iwi, service providers and others who are interested in Māori experiences of intergenerational trauma and healing. Registration to attend is not yet open. Follow the Te Atawhai o Te Ao Facebook page for updates and details when registration is open.

New research on family violence risk from Women's Refuge

The National Collective of Women’s Refuges Inc is partway through the research project – Safer When, Safer How. The research is looking at family violence risk and what really works to make women safer. They have shared findings from looking at 3500 assessments of risk for women who reached out to Women's Refuges for assistance. The media release highlighted that "The data provided crucial insight into the many and varied ways that family violence perpetrators use coercion to get what they want. Most go unseen by others, but seriously impact how safe women and children can be, how healthy they can be, and what resources they can have even long after the violence stops."

MOJ published updated statistics

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has published the latest statistics on criminal convictions and sentencing for the 2023 calendar year. This includes data tables related to family violence and sexual violence. These data tables are updated every 6 months. MOJ also published a summary of Trends for people with finalised charges in court (2023). For more statistics related family violence and sexual violence, see our Statistics resources.

Mana Mokopuna report on children’s experiences of racism and ideas to end it

Mana Mokopuna – Children and Young People’s Commission published a new report “Without racism Aotearoa would be better”: Mokopuna share their experiences of racism and solutions to end it (2024). The report shares insights from conversations with 161 young people about their experiences of racism, how it is a barrier to living their best lives and their ideas for solutions. To learn more listen to interviews with Chief Children’s Commissioner Dr Claire Achmad on Waatea News and 531pi.

New website with info on youth legal rights and related report

The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) launched a new Youth Tool Kete website which contains information about legal rights and responsibilities and how to get help from a real person at CAB. It covers key issues that young people ask about often including things like flatting, problems at work and wellbeing. Under wellbeing there is information about relationship issues, domestic violence and more. CAB also launched the report Youth Engagement with Citizens Advice Bureau: A CAB Spotlight Report on the issues facing young people in Aotearoa (2024). The report looks at the most common issues for people under age 25 who seek help from CAB.

National Rape & Sexual Abuse Crisis line 0800 88 33 00 – renamed

The National Rape & Sexual Abuse Crisis Line is the new name for the former National Support Line for Survivors of Sexual Abuse & Their Whanau. The toll free line, 0800 88 33 00, is now administered by the Wairarapa Rape & Sexual Abuse Collective Inc. Callers line are given a menu to connect directly to the specialist service providers in their area. See more background from the Wairarapa Rape & Sexual Abuse Collective Inc.

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