Family Violence Project Evaluation: Health Response

Family Violence Project Evaluation : Health Response

Family violence poses a significant health risk for people in Aotearoa New Zealand and has been identified as a priority issue for Māori. Health consequences of family violence occur across the life span. As those who experience violence seek health care more often than individuals who have not experienced abuse, healthcare professionals are well-placed to intervene in family violence before it reaches crisis point.

This Violence Intervention Programme evaluation project monitors how District Health Boards (DHBs) are responding to Ministry of Health (MOH) initiatives aimed at increasing the responsiveness of the health system to the needs of women, children and whānau at risk for family violence. The study highlights the changing culture of healthcare settings in Aotearoa New Zealand with regards to family violence and in doing so, facilitates the refinement of MOH family violence initiatives. By working collaboratively with local DHB staff, and the national VIP team, the evaluation process builds competence to sustain programme monitoring and improvement processes towards consistent, quality service delivery.

Audit tools

Prepare for your hospital audit using the new Violence Intervention Programme Audit tool.  This tool replaces the two previous tools used for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) and you can find out more about the new tool by reading the FAQs.

Prepare for your Primary Health Organisation and General Practice audit using the Primary Health Care Evaluation Tool excel version and also available in PDF format.

Quality Improvement and PDSA Cycles

The overheads from the Model for Improvement workshop, run by Suzanne Proudfoot, Ko Awatea, in July 2013 for all VIP Coordinators are available.  They are a resource to assist in the preparation of Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSAs) quality improvement initiatives that are part of the yearly VIP Programme Evaluation process.

Evaluation reports

2017 Violence Intervention Programme Evaluation (2018) Reportpdf icon

2015 Violence Intervention Programme Evaluation (2016) Summarypdf iconReport

120 Month Follow-Up Evaluation (2014)  Summarypdf icon Reportpdf icon

108 Month Follow-Up Evaluation (2013) Summary pdf iconReportpdf icon

96 Month Follow-Up Evaluation (2012) Summarypdf iconReportpdf icon

84 Month Follow-Up Evaluation (2011) Summarypdf iconReportpdf icon

60 Month Follow-Up Evaluation (2009) Summarypdf icon Report pdf icon

48 Month Follow-Up Evaluation (2008) Summarypdf iconReportpdf icon

30 Month Follow-Up Evaluation (2007)  Summarypdf icon Reportpdf icon

Programme enablers, barriers and sustainability (2007)  Reportpdf icon

12 Month Follow-Up Evaluation (2006) Summary pdf icon Reportpdf icon

Baseline Audit (2004)  Summary pdf iconReportpdf icon


Health response to family violence: Monitoring & Evaluation (2016) pdf icon
Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International Conference – Melbourne AU
Presented by Christine McLean

Cultural Responsiveness to Family Violence in Aotearoa NZ AUT Faculty Presentation  (2009)
National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, New Orleans.  Presented by Claire Gear

Developing Hospital Family Violence Programmes: Challenges and Sustainability (2007) pdf icon
Presented by Jo Adams

Healthcare Response to Family Violence in Aotearoa: 12 Month FU (2006) pdf icon
Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI) Conference-Portland,Oregon
Presented by Jane Koziol-McLain

'Healthcare Response to Family Violence in Aotearoa: Baseline Audit' (2005) pdf icon
National Network Stopping Violence Services (NNSVS) Conference - Auckland
Presented by Professor Jane Koziol-McLain and Jo Adams

About the Team

Professor Jane Koziol-McLain, Principal Investigator

Nick Garrett, Biostatistician

Arlene Advani, PA/Administrator

Moira Howson, 2017 Delphi revision lead

Professor Denise Wilson, Māori responsiveness

Funding for this project provided by the Ministry of Health

For more information, please contact Arlene Advani