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.
- Use the audit tools to help you prepare for your upcoming Audit
- Access Quality Improvement and PDSA Cycle resources
- Access evaluation reports
- Access project presentations.
- Learn about the team
Health system infrastructure audit tools
District Health Board VIP
Prepare for your District Health Board VIP audit using the Violence Intervention Programme Delphi Audit tool (revised version 2017). This tool replaces the two previous tools used for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN). You can find out more about the new tool by reading the FAQs.
Primary Health Care
Use the Primary Health Care Family Violence Responsiveness Evaluation Tool (2012) to guide programme development and quality improvement efforts in the primary care setting. Primary Health Care Evaluation Tool excel version and also available in PDF format. Development of this tool is described in a Quality in Primary Care article by Gear et al (2012).
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.
2019 Violence Intervention Programme Evaluation (2020) Report
2018 Violence Intervention Programme Evaluation (2019) Report
2017 Violence Intervention Programme Evaluation (2018) Report
48 Month Follow-Up Evaluation (2008) SummaryReport
30 Month Follow-Up Evaluation (2007) Summary Report
Programme enablers, barriers and sustainability (2007) Report
12 Month Follow-Up Evaluation (2006) Summary Report
Baseline Audit (2004) Summary Report
Health response to family violence: Monitoring & Evaluation (2016)
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)
Presented by Jo Adams
Healthcare Response to Family Violence in Aotearoa: 12 Month FU (2006)
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)
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
Claire Gear, Research Officer
Professor Denise Wilson, Māori responsiveness