MSD Family Violence Intervention Programme
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About the programme
The Family Violence Intervention Programme delivered through Work and Income recognises that New Zealand has a high rate of family violence and that many victims are likely to be clients of Work and Income. Service Centres are an excellent point of contact to identify and support them.
Work and Income case managers have been trained to identify and respond appropriately to clients who are living in or leaving violent family situations.
The Family Violence Intervention Programme is available to any Work and Income clients affected by family violence. Case managers can provide clients with information about local family violence support services or stopping violence services so they can seek support.
Work and Income has developed strong working relationships with other government agencies and community family violence prevention agencies to support families affected by family violence. Family Violence Response Co-ordinators have been appointed in each region to support case managers and liaise with local support services.
For further information visit:
Family Violence Prevention Resources
Free wallet-sized brochures developed by community agencies such as Women’s Refuge and Brainwave Trust are available, as well as other brochures focusing on support for men and for children, posters promoting the FVIP and prompt cards for screening clients for family violence.
You can download the Family Violence Intervention Programme resources or order hardcopies below.
Family Violence Intervention Programme posters
Cue card with screening questions - desktop version
Cue card with screening questions - lanyard version
Violence at home affects children - mini booklet
Information for men - mini booklet
Women's Refuge safety plan
Brainwave Trust brochure - Family Violence can Harm Your Child for Life
Brainwave Trust brochure - Seeing, hearing and feeling violence changes the way your child's brain grows
For information on availability of Family Violence Intervention Programme resources please contact: