Family violence and sexual violence service provider update - MSD, August 2019

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The latest Ministry of Social Development (MSD) email update for family violence and sexual violence service providers covers a number of areas of work.

You can view the updates online and subscribe to receive them to your inbox.

The August 2019 update includes:

  • Update on MSD's visits to sexual violence service providers
  • Research commissioned into sexual violence and outcomes including mental health issues, substance use/abuse and suicide, and the costs associated with sexual violence
  • Update on Oranga Tamariki's funding of sexual harm services for children
  • Whānau Resilience presentations nearly completed; update on Pouwhakataki roles
  • New project on accessing family violence helpline support, led by National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges
  • Ministry of Justice has updated Protection Order forms
  • Registration open for national conference ‘Challenging Conversations and Complicated Spaces: Titiro whakamuri, kia anga whakamua – Sexual and Domestic Violence Specialist Services reflecting forward’ on 12-13 September in Wellington (see the conference website)

Read all past updates and sign up to receive future updates on the MSD website.

For questions about sexual violence service development email and about the family violence work programme contact

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