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Corrections (School Notification of Sex Offenders) Amendment Bill

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/member/2020/0313/14.0/whole.html#LMS378655 Currently, the Department of Corrections is placing some sex offenders in a community without informing the local school or schools. This bill seeks to…

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Ken Clearwater of Male Survivors Aotearoa on Equine Therapy

Male survivors of sexual trauma have been working with rescued horses to help them develop trust and to manage post-traumatic stress. Ken Clearwater of Male…

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Social Sector Accreditation Standards

These Social Sector Accreditation Standards have been produced by the New Zealand Government for the accreditation of providers funded by government to deliver social services….

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Launch of new family violence prevention frameworks – E Tū Whānau, Pasefika Proud, It’s Not OK

06 July 2020. The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has today launched three five-year frameworks (2019-2023) for the prevention of family violence across Aotearoa. Developed…

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Relationship between sexual abuse and substance abuse

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4861063/ This study reveals an extraordinarily high frequency of physical and sexual abuse among both women and men admitted for detoxification in an urban inpatient…

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Anger is an energy: how to turn fury into a force for good

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/may/13/anger-interviews Anger is one of the most important and influential emotions in human life and so it is in politics and campaigning. But anger management…

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Free Male Survivor Peer Groups Restart Next Week

In person peer support groups re-start next week: commencing 8th June, 2020. The peer support groups will also continue to be available online: South Auckland…

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Some Benefits of Peer Support

Meeting with people who speak your language When you are in a peer support relationship (one-to one or in a peer group), it’s common to…

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Shame and Anxiety

Shame based individuals will tend to experience significant discomfort and anxiety, especially in social contexts and situations. It only stands to reason, that if one…

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