Resources

Pasefika Proud develops and provides downloadable resources relating to family violence, including frameworks, research and infographics. 

MOH - Coping after a traumatic event

After a traumatic event it is normal to feel distressed and to experience symptoms of stress. The Ministry of Health has developed this resource with 1737 to assist those in mental distress as a result of the traumatic event in Christchurch.

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Info Sheet: Coping after a serious event

Many people in Christchurch and across New Zealand (and even the world) will experience distress such as acute stress reactions and horror following the fatalities in Christchurch - this is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. This information sheet from national health provider Le Va has advice for coping after a serious event.

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Pacific Family Violence Research series

The lack of data regarding family violence and Pacific communities led the Ministry and the Pacific community representatives to work to improve information and evidence about Pacific family violence.

The Ministry of Social Development provided research funding for the completion of a number of research reports focusing on family violence and Pacific communities. This was seen as an opportunity to build capability in Pacific research and to this end applications were invited from researchers to work with Pacific students to complete research projects.

Overall, five tertiary institutions were involved in the research projects: Whitirea New Zealand, Auckland University, Massey University, the Auckland University of Technology, and the University of Canterbury which administered the projects.

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Cook Islands cultural concepts to inform family violence interventions and practice – Literature Search

This literature review identifies key Cook Island literature in the family violence area. The researchers concluded that the process of transforming Cook Island lives should always be underpinned by theories and practice methods that are Cook Island in origin. This research highlights the importance of indigenous Pacific approaches to family violence.

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Cook Islands cultural concepts to inform family violence interventions and practice – Research Summary

Summary of the report identifying key Cook Island literature in the family violence area. The researchers concluded that the process of transforming Cook Island lives should always be underpinned by theories and practice methods that are Cook Island in origin. This research highlights the importance of indigenous Pacific approaches to family violence.

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Tongan ethnic-specific approaches to family restoration – Scholarship Research Report

This report explores how an indigenous Tongan faith based programme, Kainga Tu’umalie (Prosperous families) combined with indigenous Tongan cultural knowledge can prevent family violence from occurring, and heal and restore families where violence is present. The report emphasises the need for further research about the usefulness of faith based approaches to family violence.

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