Recommended reading on family and whānau violence




Aotearoa New Zealand

Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)
Making a Difference: Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Toolkit (website)
An online toolkit on sexual violence primary prevention activities, developed by ACC. Provides a wide range of information and resources to support people to plan, implement and evaluate effective primary prevention initiatives.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
EvaluACTION (website)
EvaluACTION is designed for people interested in learning about program evaluation and how to apply it to their work. Evaluation is a process, one dependent on what you’re currently doing and on the direction in which you’d like go.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Understanding evidence (website)
A free online tool to support evidence based decision-making, defined as a "process for making decisions about a program, practice, or policy that is grounded in the best available research evidence and informed by experiential evidence from the field and relevant contextual evidence."

Friends: National Resource Centre for Community Based Child Abuse Prevention
Evaluation Toolkit (website)

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Evaluation Toolkit and Logic Model Builder (website)

Center for Policy Research, in partnership with National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (2017)
Building evidence for domestic violence services and interventions: A framing paper
This paper seeks to inform discussions designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and develop recommendations for conducting rigorous research to build the evidence for domestic violence services.

Breckenridge, J., & Hamer, J. (2014)
Traversing the maze of 'evidence' and 'best practice' in domestic and family violence service provision in Australia
ADFVC issues paper 26
Sydney, NSW: Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse

Kwok, W. L. (2016)
Preventing violence against women. Doing evaluation differently: A five step guide for funders, evaluators and partners to build capacity for evaluation, learning and improvement
Melbourne, Vic: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.

VicHealth (2014)
Preventing violence against women: Community of practice reflections
Melbourne, Vic: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.

Flood, M. (2013)
Evaluation capacity building in the Respect, Responsibility and Equality program: Report on Stage 1 (2008-10)
Melbourne, Vic: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.

Kwok, W. L. (2013)
Evaluating preventing violence against women initiatives: A participatory and learning-oriented approach for primary prevention in Victoria
Melbourne, Vic: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.

Cox, P. J., Keener, D., Woodard, T. L., & Wandersman, A. (2009)
Evaluation for improvement: A seven-step empowerment evaluation approach for violence prevention organizations
Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Lyon, E., & Sullivan, C. M. (2007)
Outcome evaluation strategies for domestic violence service programmes receiving Family Violence Prevention and Services Administration (FVPSA) funding: A practical guide
Harrisburg, PA: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.


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