Recommended reading on family and whānau violence




Ministry of Women's Affairs (2013)
Current thinking on primary prevention of violence against women
Wellington: Ministry of Women's Affairs.
Provides a list of commonly used definitions of different kinds of violence
(page 15 onwards).

For definitions from a Māori worldview, see Conceptual models: Tangata whenua, in particular:
Kruger, T., and others (2004)
Transforming whānau violence: A conceptual framework
Wellington Second Māori Taskforce on Whānau Violence.
An updated version of the report from the former Second Māori Taskforce on Whānau Violence.

Pihama, L., Te Nana, R., Cameron, N., Smith, C., Reid, J., & Southey, K. (2016)
Māori cultural definitions of sexual violence
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 7(1), 43-51.

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Top five reads
Impacts of violence
Conceptual models
- Tangata whenua
- Pacific communities
- Asian communities
- Gendered analysis
- Public health models
Risk and protective factors
(what 'causes' family violence?)
'What works' reports

Victim/survivors' voices
Primary prevention
Community mobilisation
Integrated family violence system
- Intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect  
- By population group
- By sector
Co-occurring issues
Further reading

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