Pasifika protective factors for family violence in New Zealand

PASIFIKA PROTECTIVE FACTORS FOR FAMILY VIOLENCE …
01 Jun 2023
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Purpose

This research was contracted by the Ministry of Social Development (Pasefika Proud) in 2019. The aim of the research was to develop an initial set of protective factors from a literature review and consultation around Aotearoa New Zealand that could serve as the foundation for further work on Pasifika resilience and protective factors in the area of family violence.

Methodology

The literature review searched across multiple databases to locate and assess literature related to protective factors and Pasifika populations. A talanoa approach of having open dialogue and reciprocal conversations with participants was undertaken and centred around the incorporated into the research questions. Almost all the participants were known to the researcher/s either in a professional or personal capacity. Three focus groups were held in 2020 and 2021 with 44 community and faith leaders, practitioners, researchers, and academics. Participants were recruited by the researchers given their experience and practice within the family violence sector and from the Pasefika Proud community. The focus groups were conducted via zoom and face-to-face.

Key Results

The literature review searched across multiple databases to locate and assess literature related to protective factors and Pasifika populations. A talanoa approach of having open dialogue and reciprocal conversations with participants was undertaken and incorporated into the research questions. Almost all the participants were known to
the researcher/s either in a professional or personal capacity. Three focus groups were held in 2020 and 2021 with 44 community and faith leaders, practitioners, researchers, and academics. Participants were recruited by the researchers given their experience and practice within the family violence sector and from the Pasefika Proud community. The focus groups were conducted via zoom and face-to-face.

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