Family Violence Death Review Committee : fifth report: January 2014 to December 2015 - Wellington, New Zealand : Health Quality and Safety Commission, 2016 - electronic document (140 pages); PDF format: 1.0 MB

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This is the Family Violence Death Review Committee's (FVDRC) fifth report covering the period from January 2014 to December 2015. "The FVDRC’s Fifth Report calls for a number of changes to how both government and non-government organisations (NGOs) respond to family violence, to reduce the rate of violence, abuse, and deaths.

The report says:

there is a need to stop asking victims to keep themselves safe from abusive partners - practitioners need to proactively make sure victims are safe
practitioners need to provide long-term assistance to victims rather than one-off safety advice
there must be more focus on the person using violence, in addition to the victim – changing the behaviours of those using violence is the most effective way to prevent family violence
violence must be recognised as being not just physical – it is also carried out through control, coercion, and intimidation. These behaviours trap victims.

The report also identifies how the family violence workforce – including the justice, child protection, and mental health and addiction sectors – can be strengthened and work together better." The FVDRC fifth report does not contain updates on statistics. A data report will be released by the committee later this year. (From the media release). The website link provides quick access to "case studies and misconceptions", Figure 3 - Map of the current system and Figure 4 - Integrated Safety System (these items are included in the report). The NZFVC news item provides links to commentary on the report. Record #4929

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FAMILY VIOLENCE
TŪKINOTANGA Ā-WHĀNAU
PATU TAMARIKI
CHILD ABUSE
MATE WHAKAMOMORI
RECOMMENDED READING
ABUSED WOMEN
ANNUAL REPORTS
CHILD HOMICIDE
CHILD PROTECTION
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
FVDRC REPORTS
HAUORA HINENGARO
HOMICIDE
INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
JUSTICE
LAW REFORM
LEGISLATION
MĀORI
MENTAL HEALTH
PĀRURENGA
PASIFIKA
PERPETRATORS
PŪNAHA TURE TAIHARA
SELF HARM
SOCIAL SERVICES
SUBSTANCE ABUSE
RONGOĀ WHAKAIRANGI
SUICIDE
SUPPORT SERVICES
TOKO I TE ORA
VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE


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