A call to researchers, evaluators, community groups and students working in the area of

family violence – please send us your research!

Kia ora koutou

The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is Aotearoa New Zealand’s first national centre for the collation and dissemination of information on family violence. The website (www.nzfvc.org.nz) of the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse includes searchable electronic research databases, training and event information, community education fact sheets, and useful links. There is also a regular newsletter, and a library service available.    

The NZFVC is team is seeking published and unpublished articles, books, reports, theses, papers, conference presentations, evaluations, community research projects, literature reviews, and any other work related to family violence (including partner abuse in different-sex or same-sex relationships, child abuse and neglect, elder abuse and neglect, parental abuse and sibling abuse).

We are building a comprehensive annotated bibliographic database of family violence research, and completing a research mapping and gaps analysis as part of the update the 1998 publication An Agenda for Family Violence Research in New Zealand (by Social Policy Agency and Te Puni Kokiri).

The family violence research database will be available on line for anyone to access from early next year, many items will be stored in a hard copy repository from which  items may be borrowed, and the research gaps analysis will assist future research design and funding decisions.

The NZFVC is undertaking to make New Zealand research readily available to New Zealand researchers, practitioners and policy makers with the aim of contributing to the prevention of family violence. We appreciate your help with this task.

Please send electronic and/or hard copies of completed research, or reference details, to the address below. We would also like to hear about current or planned research and evaluation projects.

Contact: administrator@nzfvc.org.nz , phone 03 364 2296 or Outreach Coordinator, Sheryl Hann outreach@nzfvc.org.nz

or post to:

New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, CHRISTCHURCH  8020.


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