http://www.survivor-research.com/component/content/article/24-highlights/publications/99-the-freedom-to-be-the-chance-to-dream A study examining the importance of preserving the values and ethos of user-led peer support and self-help in the context of new policies to professionalise peer support. There is a renewed acknowledgement of the role of peer support in mental health with new government policies calling for the appointmentContinue Reading

https://www.corrections.govt.nz/resources/research_and_statistics/risk-assessment-of-recidivism-of-violent-sexual-female-offenders/a-profile-of-violent-and-sexual-female-offenders.html Nathan and Ward (2001) conclude that the similarities between male and female child sex offenders include maltreatment and abuse during childhood; social and attachment deficits; poor adult intimate relationships; grooming patterns; denial and lack of empathy; distorted beliefs regarding children and deviant arousal and substance abuse. Females differ fromContinue Reading

https://nzfvc.org.nz/sites/nzfvc.org.nz/files/DS4-Child-Sexual-Abuse-2017.pdf This data summary is one of six produced by the NZFVC in 2017. The other five data summaries are concerned with Family Violence Deaths, Violence Against Women, Children and Youth Affected by Family Violence, Adult Sexual Violence, and Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Sexual Violence – Perpetration by Gender.Continue Reading

http://bit.ly/2YzIF7t Systematic reviews have confirmed that, while peer support and clinical practice typically perform fairly equally on traditional outcome measures like rehospitalization and relapse, peer support scores better in areas related to the recovery process.1 In particular, peer support tends to offer greater levels of self‐efficacy, empowerment, and engagement.2 ThisContinue Reading

The multi-trillion-dollar cost of sexual violence: Research roundup Letourneau, Elizabeth J.; et al. Child Abuse & Neglect. May 2018. The researchers tabulate the economic costs of child sexual abuse nationally, including costs related to health care, productivity loss, child welfare, violence and crime, special education and suicide. For this research,Continue Reading

http://bit.ly/2XGEjXu The following aspects are – as shown in existing studies for an overview see [27,28] – the hallmarks of a successful prevention program: –  Prevention measures are directed primarily at adults and only secondarily at children and youth; this puts the responsibility for the protection of minors from sexualContinue Reading

http://bit.ly/2IZouWI How much sexual victimisation is there? We estimated 186,000 sexual offences were committed in 2013. While we found no statistically significant change between 2008 and 2013, we did record a decrease between 2005 (317,000) and 2013. When we look at the percentage of New Zealanders who were victims ofContinue Reading

http://bit.ly/2RTV7sN In a world first, La Trobe University research has shown how peer-led support programs for family and friends who provide regular support to an adult diagnosed with a mental health condition can significantly improve carer well-being. When carers were surveyed at the completion of the eight-week program, researchers found:Continue Reading