CALD Family Violence Resource

Online Resource


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About this resource

This HTML resource provides a general guide relating to family violence intervention for health practitioners who work with womenfrom Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds.

The term ‘Family Violence’ in this resource refers to partner abuse, child abuse and neglect, as well as other inter-familial violence, such as in-law abuse. The resource contains research material and guidelines to enhance health professionals’ knowledge, attitudes and skills in intervention.

This resource does not include:

  • family violence community prevention programmes

  • interventions with perpetrators

  • male victims of abuse

  • elder abuse (this is addressed in the "CALD Older People Resource for Health Providers: Working with Asian, Middle Eastern and African older people") 


Waitematā DHB

Recommended background learning


We highly recommend viewers to complete the following:

It is necessary that viewers are familiar with their own organisation's VIP related policies, procedures, protocols on Family Violence/Partner Abuse Screening and Intervention and Child Protection and Neglect policies.

The following CALD courses are also highly recommended:

To access the above courses you need to check your eligibility and how to register/enrol.

Citation information


This was first published in 2014. Updated and republished on November 2016, by Waitemata District Health Board, eCALD® Services.

Authors: Dr Annette Mortensen and Sue Lim

ISBN 978-0-473-37503-4 (Paperback)

ISBN 978-0-473-37504-1 (PDF)

ISBN 978-0-473-37505-8 (HTML)

Suggested citation: Waitemata DHB, eCALD® Services (2016). CALD Family Violence Resource for Health Practitioners: Working with Asian, Middle Eastern and African Women and Families. Auckland: WDHB, eCALD® Services.

© Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB).

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