What Works: Reducing the impact of alcohol on family violence

What Works: Reducing the impact of alcohol on family violence
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17 Apr 2015
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This paper summarises what we know about the link between alcohol and family violence – specifically intimate partner violence (IPV) and child maltreatment.

Increasingly international approaches include reducing alcohol harm as a specific action point in preventing family violence.

Dealing with alcohol harm could lessen the risk of family violence. No single intervention can address family violence in its totality. There are complex and multiple factors across all levels of society that lead to family violence.

The paper also presents what is known about interventions and strategies to reduce alcohol-related family violence. For example the paper notes that programmes that target excess alcohol consumption by individuals and within relationships can be effective in reducing intimate partner violence.

The literature review on which this What Works paper is based was produced by the SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, College of Health at Massey University for Superu.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this research, please contact enquiries@superu.govt.nz

Watch a video of the key findings

Dr Taisia Huckle from Massey University presented the key findings of this research on what we know about the link between alcohol and family violence - specifically intimate partner violence (IPV) and child maltreatment. View a video of this seminar here (Presented in Wellington on 17 April 2015).

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this research, please contact enquiries@superu.govt.nz

This paper is the second of Superu’s What Works series. What works briefs synthesise specific social sector topics with the aim of informing decisions and investment in the social sector.

You may find these resources relating to alcohol interesting:

Ministry of Health: National Drug Policy 2015 to 2020

New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse: Alcohol and other drugs and family violence - a selected bibliography

Ministry of Justice: The effectiveness of alcohol pricing policies

OECD library: Tackling harmful alcohol use

 

 

 

Last update: 15 Apr 2016