Specialist sexual violence social work: Ensuring good practice
This research sought to understand social workers’ perspectives on good practice in specialist sexual violence social work practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. By Bridget Leary (Social Worker in the Sexual Violence Field, Wellington, New Zealand) and Dr Kathryn Hay (School of Social Work, Massey University, New Zealand)
What is known about effective recovery services for men who have been sexually abused?
This literature review brings together current evidence about effective approaches to support men who have been sexually abused (as children and/or adults) in their journey of recovery. The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) commissioned this literature review to inform service planning. Because of the limited evidence base we have taken a broad exploratory approach to […]
Gaps in Sexual Assault Health Care Among Homeless Young Adults
Young adults experiencing homelessness are at increased risk for sexual assault. Receiving a post−sexual assault examination has important implications for HIV and unintended pregnancy prevention; yet, utilization is not well understood. In a population at elevated risk for HIV, unintended pregnancy, and sexual violence, identifying barriers and facilitators to post−sexual assault examination is imperative.
Research report: LGBTQI experiences of seeking help and justice in the wake of sexual harm
Within Aotearoa/New Zealand’s justice system and help-providing professions, little is known or understood about LGBTQI experiences of sexual harm. In this research report, which is based on research I conducted as part of my Masters of Public Policy, I demonstrate that institutional and legal frameworks, as well as wider societal understandings of sexual violence, create […]
Misinformation Concerning Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Survivors
Description Successfully navigate the minefield of misinformation that can prevent justice from being done in child sexual abuse cases! … Google Books
Truth Project Thematic Report – Child sexual abuse in the context of children’s homes and residential care
What changes do victims and survivors suggest to improve child protection and prevent child sexual abuse in the future?
NZ Research Team to Inform Peer Support Effectiveness (PDF)
Examining the journeys of adult male survivors of sexual abuse and the services they need: identifying effective practice and gaps from a ready model of peer support in New Zealand.
From surviving to thriving: factors associated with complete mental health among childhood sexual abuse survivors
Despite many negative health and social consequences of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), some of those with a history of adversity manage to thrive in adulthood and achieve complete mental health (CMH). CMH is defined as the absence of mental illness in combination with almost daily happiness and/or life satisfaction, as well as high levels of […]
Recipients of children’s and adolescents’ disclosures of childhood sexual abuse: A systematic review
Disclosure of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is a complex, multifaceted process with many barriers that are largely shaped by individual, familial, and systemic characteristics.
A Scoping Review of the Role and Training of Para-professionals Delivering Psychological Interventions for Adults with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
The delivery of interventions for traumatic stress disorders by paraprofessionals is of interest across mental health systems as decision-makers work to meet growing need for services and demand for evidence-based care.
Violent crime against children with disabilities: A nationwide prospective birth cohort-study
The rate of violent victimization against children with disabilities is thought to be lower than the rate for children without disabilities but several studies shows otherwise.
Science Behind Peer Support
What does science say about the value of peer support? Recent research, papers and reports from the http://peersforprogress.org/ website.
The state of the science on trauma inquiry(PDF)
Research funded jointly by social service providers and philanthropic organisations. Published from Women’s Health, Volume 15: 1–17, 2019
Social Service System: The Funding Gap and How to Bridge It (PDF)
Research funded jointly by social service providers and philanthropic organisations. Download summary report (PDF)
Victims’ Voices: The Justice Needs and Experiences of New Zealand Serious Crime Victims (PDF)
Victim Support says research shows it’s time to take action and put victims at the heart of the justice system. Karen McLeay, Victim Support Acting Chief Executive, said the results of Chief Victims’ Advisor Dr Kim McGregor’s research, Strengthening the Criminal Justice System for Victims, paint a realistic picture of the justice system’s failings.
Circumcision: A controversial topic (PDF)
In response to concerns expressed within our survivor community, and to foster a more informed understanding of male circumcision as it presents in our contemporary society, MSA commissioned the attached literature review titled “Circumcision: A controversial topic.” This paper also references another discussion on the ethical considerations of circumcision titled “Genital Autonomy and Sexual Wellbeing”, […]