More details have been revealed as part of ongoing research into the extent of reports of abuse in the Catholic Church – but survivors say it is not an accurate…
By Corinna Burgstedt, Amy Beeby, Harlene Hayne, Linda Hobbs, Julien Gross, Tess Patterson. From Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Research article: A Solitary Place: a phenomenological examination of male-on-male rape and sexual abuse
A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the University of West London for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, by Bimsara Kennath Suwaris Widanaralalage Don.
Alankaar Sharma, in The British Journal of Social Work.
Sims S, Hepsipa Omega Juliet S, Joseph J, Gopal S, Raghavan V, Venkatraman L, Padmavati R. Acceptability of Peer Support for People With Schizophrenia in Chennai, India: A Cross Sectional…
Research article: What Makes Intentional Unidirectional Peer Support for Homeless People Work? An Exploratory Analysis Based on Clients’ and Peer Workers’ Perceptions
Sandra H. H. Schel, Linda van den Dries, and Judith R. L. M. Wolf
Research article: The Best of Both Worlds Experiences of young people attending groups co-facilitated by peer workers and clinicians in a youth mental health service
King, A. J., & Simmons, M. B. (2022), Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 1–11.
Research article: Someone Who Has Been in My Shoes: The Effectiveness of a Peer Support Model for Providing Support to Partners, Family and Friends of Child Sexual Abuse Material Offenders
Christian Jones, Michael Salter & Delanie Woodlock (2022): “Someone Who Has Been in My Shoes”: The Effectiveness of a Peer Support Model for Providing Support to Partners, Family and Friends…
One in six Australian university students say they have been sexually harassed. How can this be stopped?
Rates of sexual harassment and assault at Australian universities have been revealed in a new report, as the sector pledges more action.
Māori survivors of abuse in care want urgent change to Aotearoa’s care and protection system, which has seen whānau suffer significant racism, torture, slave labour and disconnection from whakapapa, an…
Māori abused in state care have spoken about the violent environments they were placed in as children, and how embracing their Māoritanga, their cultural identity, has helped them on their…
Research article: An Update of Peer Support/Peer Provided Services Underlying Processes, Benefits, and Critical Ingredients
Fortuna, K.L., Solomon, P. & Rivera, J. An Update of Peer Support/Peer Provided Services Underlying Processes, Benefits, and Critical Ingredients. Psychiatr Q (2022).
Abuse of children at Marylands School in Christchurch was so rife it was described as a state-supported, church-run brothel for paedophiles. But so far the spotlight has focused on a…
Church fixer’s damning revelations: 21 out of 23 St John of God brothers faced allegations of physical or sexual abuse
Damning revelations from a former church fixer reveals that almost all St John of God Catholic brothers faced allegations of physical or sexual abuse. Steve Kilgallon reports.
Catholic Church in New Zealand discovers 14 per cent of clergy accused of abuse, with Cardinal describing findings as ‘horrifying’
As many as one in seven Catholic diocesan clergy in New Zealand have been accused of abuse, according to an investigation by the church.
Research article: The Nature and Impact of Informal Mental Health Support in an LGBTQ Context: Exploring Peer Roles and Their Challenges
Research shows that LGBTQ communities experience high levels of suicidality and mental ill health. They also face significant barriers to accessing adequate mental health treatment in service settings. In response…
Te Aorerekura is the National Strategy and Action Plan setting out a new collective path for government, tangata whenua, specialist sectors, and communities to eliminate family violence and sexual violence.
Where was the judge? ‘Why didn’t you scream?’: Child sex abuse complainants face victim blaming, badgering in court
Children in sex assault trials are blamed for their own abuse, criticised for keeping secrets and repeatedly accused of lying by defence lawyers, causing extreme distress and undermining their ability…