Resources

Pasefika Proud develops and provides downloadable resources relating to family violence, including frameworks, research and infographics. 

Cook Islands cultural concepts to inform family violence interventions and practice – Research Summary

Summary of the report identifying key Cook Island literature in the family violence area. The researchers concluded that the process of transforming Cook Island lives should always be underpinned by theories and practice methods that are Cook Island in origin. This research highlights the importance of indigenous Pacific approaches to family violence.

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Tongan ethnic-specific approaches to family restoration – Scholarship Research Report

This report explores how an indigenous Tongan faith based programme, Kainga Tu’umalie (Prosperous families) combined with indigenous Tongan cultural knowledge can prevent family violence from occurring, and heal and restore families where violence is present. The report emphasises the need for further research about the usefulness of faith based approaches to family violence.

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Tongan ethnic-specific approaches to family restoration – Research Summary

Research Summary of the Scholarship Research Report exploring how an indigenous Tongan faith based programme, Kainga Tu’umalie (Prosperous families) combined with indigenous Tongan cultural knowledge can prevent family violence from occurring, and heal and restore families where violence is present. See key-findings from the report, which  emphasises the need for further research about the usefulness of faith based approaches to family violence.

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Family violence initiatives and Pacific men: A literature review

This literature review focuses on the role of Pacific men in strengthening Pacific families, and explores the available literature about initiatives in this area. It considers whether international family violence initiatives can be applied to Pacific men in New Zealand.

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Family violence initiatives and Pacific men - Research Summary

Research Summary for this literature review showcasing key findings of the review which focuses on the role of Pacific men in strengthening Pacific families, and explores the available literature about initiatives in this area. It considers whether international family violence initiatives can be applied to Pacific men in New Zealand.

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What makes for a good marriage or partnership? Samoan Case Study

Focussing on the Samoan community, this research project identifies a range of factors that influence marriage and partner relationships. It explores how recognising how Samoan relationships are constructed and change in light of influencing factors can enhance our understanding of how violence might be prevented and dealt with.

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