This #InternationalMensDay, the bravest thing you can do is #BreakTheSilence. We’re here and ready to listen. Pick up the phone and call 0808 800 5005 and we’ll provide you with the support you need. — Survivors Manchester (@SurvivorsMcr) November 19, 2019 Earlier studies of Peer Support include a brief report from a British psychologist with research interests in the area of bullying, who visited 12 New Zealand secondary schools in 2000 and was full of praise for the New Zealand Peer Support programme (Peer Support New Zealand, 2001). Other studiesContinue Reading 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 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 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

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