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This seminar was presented on 27 June 2016 in Wellington, hosted by Superu, and on 29 June 2016 in Auckland at Tāmaki Campus, University of Auckland. The audio recording is from the Wellington seminar.
Typically, a constellation of risk factors combine to result in a person experiencing or perpetrating intimate partner violence (IPV). Individual, relationship, community, social and cultural factors work together to enhance or reduce the likelihood of violence being perpetrated or experienced. This presentation explores how risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence are identified. It discusses conceptual models that have guided exploration of risk and protective factors. Comprehensive, multipronged approaches are required to address IPV, aligned with a long-term investment in policy, infrastructure and communities. Such an approach also needs to be supported by an overall strategic government framework. Lessons can be learnt from addressing other social issues such as the road toll. Exposure to IPV (as well as child maltreatment and other forms of family violence) has significant and wide ranging effects. Addressing the risk factors for IPV has the potential to impact on health, social, educational and justice outcomes as well as on the experience of violence.
This seminar is presented by the authors of New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse Issues Paper 10, Understanding research on risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence, June 2016.
Janet Fanslow, PhD is the Co-Director of the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse and Associate Professor, Social and Community Health in the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland.
Pauline Gulliver, PhD is a Research Fellow in the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland.