If New Zealand wants to move beyond zero tolerance for family violence, we must actively foster and promote healthy relationships across all levels and sectors of society. This Families Commission report provides an overview of:
- definitions of family violence
- the level and nature of family violence
- the effects of family violence on individuals and the community
- information on interventions.
The report suggests a conceptual model for future violence prevention activity, including how all sectors have influence and responsibilities across all levels, and interact with other sectors. It concludes with recommendations for research, policy and practice.
This report was prepared for the Families Commission by Janet Fanslow, University of Auckland