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Public Seminar “Understanding Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse”

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Social media use linked with depression, secondary trauma during COVID-19

https://news.psu.edu/story/633375/2020/09/29/research/social-media-use-linked-depression-secondary-trauma-during-covid-19 “We found that social media use was rewarding up to a point, as it provided informational, emotional and peer support related to COVID-19 health…

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Victims’ Orders Against Violent Offenders Act 2014

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2014/0045/40.0/DLM5228051.html 7Application for non-contact order (1) A victim of a violent offence may make an application to the court for a non-contact order against a…

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Yoga and meditation reduce chronic pain

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201001133227.htm The study found mindful meditation and yoga led to significant improvements in patients’ perceptions of pain, depression and disability. Following the course, Patient Health…

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Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Can Help PTSD

https://www.verywellmind.com/virtual-reality-exposure-therapy-vret-2797340 Exposure therapy is considered to be a behavioral treatment for PTSD. Exposure therapy targets behaviors that people engage in (most often avoidance) in response…

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History of State Care in NZ Timeline Since 1909

This timeline lists major institutional and legislative changes and reports across the welfare, justice, education and health sectors. https://www.abuseinquiryresponse.govt.nz/documents/state-care-timeline/ Year Event Description 1909 Native Land…

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Free Peer Support 09 378 8812

The life experience of the peer-support-worker creates common ground from which the trust relationship with the person is formed. PO BOX 104289Lincoln NorthWaitakere 0654 Level…

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Crimes (Definition of Female Genital Mutilation) Amendment Act 2020

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2020/0053/latest/whole.html#LMS289808

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Crown Resolution Strategy for resolving historical claims arising from abuse in state care

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Recognise and respect clients’ ethnic, cultural and spiritual values

Social Sector Accreditation Standards – The organisation will have a policy and procedure in place to ensure work with clients is carried out in a…

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