Intervention - intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect

Recommended reading on family and whānau violence


Intimate partner violence and
child abuse and neglect




Ministry of Social Development (2017)
Family violence, sexual violence and violence within whānau: Workforce capability framework
Wellington: Ministry of Social Development

Child abuse and neglect

Aotearoa New Zealand

Mardani, J. (2010)
Preventing child neglect in New Zealand: A public health assessment of the evidence, current approach and best practice guidance
Wellington: Office of the Children's Commissioner.

Fergusson, D.M., Boden, J.M., Horwood, L.J. (2012)
Early start: Evaluation report. Nine year follow-up
Wellington: Ministry of Social Development.

Parenting, child abuse and neglect and intimate partner violence

Aotearoa New Zealand

Murphy, C., Paton, N., Gulliver, P., & Fanslow, J. (2013)
Understanding connections and relationships: Child maltreatment, intimate partner violence and parenting
NZFVC Issues Paper 3.
Auckland: New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, University of Auckland.

Murphy, C., Paton, N., Gulliver, P., & Fanslow, J. (2013)
Policy and practice implications: Child maltreatment, intimate partner violence and parenting
NZFVC Issues Paper 4.
Auckland: New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, University of Auckland.


Howarth, E., Moore, T., Welton, N. and others (2016)
IMPRoving Outcomes for children exposed to domestic ViolencE (IMPROVE) : an evidence synthesis
Public Health Research, Issue 10.

Hooker, L., Kaspiew, R., Taft, A. (2016)
Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed methods insights into impact and support needs: State of knowledge paper
Landscapes, Issue 1
Sydney, NSW: ANROWS.

Blacklock, N. and Phillips, R. (2015)
Reshaping the child protection response to domestic violence through collaborative working
In Stanley, N. and Humphreys, C. (Eds.). Domestic violence and protecting children: New thinking and approaches. London, Jessica Kingsley.

Bancroft, L., Silverman, J. G., & Ritchie, D. (2012)
The batterer as parent: Addressing the impact of domestic violence on family dynamics
(2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Humphreys, C., & Absler, D. (2011)
History repeating: child protection responses to domestic violence
Child & Family Social Work, 16(4), 464-473.

Hester, M. (2011)
The three planet model: Towards an understanding of contradictions in approaches to women and children's safety in contexts of domestic violence
British Journal of Social Work, 41, 837-853.

David Mandel, Safe and Together (website)
Resources include the Safe and Together domestic violence informed continuum of practice, a continuum of domestic violence practice for child welfare services. The continuum is designed to support organisational responsiveness to adult and child victims, and perpetrators of domestic violence

Edleson, J. L., & Nissley, B. A. (2011)
Emerging responses to children exposed to domestic violence
Harrisburg, PA: VAWnet - The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, and National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Honor Our Voices: Children’s perspectives of domestic violence (website)
An online learning module providing the opportunity to see domestic violence through the eyes and voices of children.

Intimate partner violence – victim/survivors

Aotearoa New Zealand

Wilson, D., Smith, R., Tolmie, J., & de Haan, I. (2015)
Becoming better helpers: Rethinking language to move beyond simplistic responses to women experiencing intimate partner violence
Policy Quarterly, 11(1), 25-31.

Fanslow, J. L., & Robinson, E. (2010)
Help-seeking behaviors and reasons for help seeking reported by a representative sample of women victims of intimate partner violence in New Zealand
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25(5), 929-951


Niolon, P. and others (2017)
Preventing intimate partner violence across the lifespan: A technical package of programs, policies and practices
Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cameron, P. (2016)
Expanding early interventions in family violence in Victoria
Melbourne: Domestic Violence Victoria

Sullivan, C. M. (2012)
Advocacy services for women with abusive partners: A review of the empirical evidence
Harrisburg, PA: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Sullivan, C. M. (2012)
Domestic violence shelter services: A review of the empirical evidence
Harrisburg, PA: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

For further reading see Victim/survivors' voices

Sexual violence - victim/survivors

Wharewera-Mika, J. M. & McPhillips, J. M. (2016). Guidelines for mainstream crisis support services for survivors (round two): Good Practice Responding to Sexual Violence.
Includes vision, principles, guidelines, inclusive practice, research and resources.

Video clips available on YouTube:

Intimate partner violence – perpetrators

Aotearoa New Zealand

Polaschek, D. (2016)
Responding to perpetrators of family violence
NZFVC Issues Paper 11.
Auckland: New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, University of Auckland.

Roguski, M., & Gregory, N. (2014)
Former family violence perpetrators' narratives of change and summary report
Wellington: Kaitiaki Research and Evaluation and The Glenn Inquiry


Project Mirabal (website)
Project Mirabal was an innovative United Kingdom research project from 2009-2015 which investigated the extent to which perpetrator programmes reduce violence and increase safety for women and children, and the routes by which they contribute to coordinated community responses to domestic violence.

Centre for Innovative Justice (2015)
Opportunities for Early Intervention: Bringing Perpetrators of Family Violence into View
Melbourne, Vic: RMIT University.

Bancroft, L. (2003)
Why does he do that?: Inside the minds of angry and controlling men
New York: Berkley Publishing Group.

Response-based practice

Coates, L., & Wade, A. (2007)
Language and violence: Analysis of four discursive operations
Journal of Family Violence, 22(7), 511–522.

Coates, L., & Wade, A. (2004)
Telling it like it isn’t: obscuring perpetrator responsibility for violent crime
Discourse & Society, 15(5), 3–30.                                  

Richardson, C., & Wade, A. (2010)
Islands of safety: Restoring dignity in violence-prevention work with indigenous families
First Peoples Child & Family Review, 5(1), 137-145.

Response-based practice (website)


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