“The lockdowns expose what many of us have known: that the most intimate spaces—homes—are not always safe places. With the rapid shift to virtual delivery, providers in the sector are exploring how to effectively deliver virtual trauma-focused interventions, such as digital tools for safety planning and mental health crisis counselling,Continue Reading


“We are truly committed to having a safer Aotearoa New Zealand for all, and especially for women and our tamariki,” Marama Davidson said. Prevention and community leadership key in Budget 2021 family violence, sexual violence funding | Beehive.govt.nz Budget 2021 includes an investment of $131.9 million over four years inContinue Reading

https://blogs.psychcentral.com/psychology-women/2018/10/6-big-reasons-women-dont-report-sexual-abuse-right-away/ Our circle of existence limits us and those around us. If you have never been attacked, or you don’t have a ton of experience hearing from and witnessing the experiences of friends and intimates who are victims, that absence of personal experience limits the accuracy of your view. Also,Continue Reading

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-baby-scientist/201801/violent-media-and-aggressive-behavior-in-children About 83 percent of the kids in the study found the gun, and most of them played with it. Of the kids who found it, 27 percent immediately gave it to the experimenter and the experimenter took it out of the room. Of the remaining 58 percent of kidsContinue Reading

Physical aggressiveness linked to gray matter deficits in brain region, study finds https://t.co/os4otlfH6K — PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) October 25, 2017 “Human violence is baggage we should have left in the Paleolithic era,” remarked study author David S. Chester, an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. “However, people keep hurting each otherContinue Reading

While there was a strong reaction from some viewers about the content, it was clear the content had begun to shape some attitudes towards rape, and around the topic of women’s sexual rights. “What potentially showed long lasting effects in terms of their attitudes was some of the ‘surrounding conversation’,Continue Reading

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11845532 In the 12 months ending January 31 this year, 5865 people were subjected to sexual violence. Of those, 4567 – 77.9 per cent – were women and most were aged between 15 and 19. And remember, that’s only the reported incidents, which research suggests is only about 10 perContinue Reading

Study debunks years of accepted wisdom about link between crime and violent video games https://t.co/G7hzKLaF4x pic.twitter.com/pU3VpRIoTr nzherald (@nzherald) March 9, 2017 Playing violent computer games such as Call of Duty does not make people more prone to violence, according to a new study that debunks years of accepted wisdom andContinue Reading