Afraid of being hurt?
Easy actions to take
Afraid of hurting others?
Easy actions to take

NZ Violence Prevention Association
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Welcome to the NZVPA website

We are a group of professionals committed to preventing violence in New Zealand's future and assisting others to stop violence in the present.

We formed to provide services which will assist our members in their work stopping violence, abuse and disrespect in our homes, workplaces and community.

On this site you will find some useful ideas if you are stressed and concerned at possibly hurting others, or if you are afraid of being hurt by anyone.

Our members provide services to the public that

We serve the whole community

We engage in community education and training that will help the public reduce conflict and live more peacefully. We have particular expertise in working with Māori communities.

NZVPA is committed to working more holistically to prevent violence:

More information on this in our violence FAQ.

We set standards that ensure the best possible chance of change in the people with whom we work. And hold people to those standards through training and accreditation.

We also are committed to open enquiry on how we can do this better.

We are particularly committed to changing public attitudes that support force, abuse and taking away freedom for people to live violence-free lives.

Aims of NZ Violence Prevention Association

Our main aims are to work to prevent violence by:

Membership of NZ Violence Prevention Association

NZVPA welcomes membership of people and organisations who hold similar values.
Information on membership of NZVPA

Next: More about our values and actions.

News & Events

Little Volcanoes: Helping Young Children and Their Parents to Deal with Anger

book by Warwick Pudney and Éliane Whitehouse.

cover of Little Volcanoes: Helping Young Children and Their Parents to Deal with Anger

Young children can erupt like little volcanoes when they are feeling angry. It can be overwhelming and difficult to deal with, and can produce angry feelings in the parent or caregiver too.

This book is packed with advice and strategies for those working with children under five on how to understand and manage anger in children, and also how to help their parents or caregivers to deal with anger. The authors outline the different reasons children may feel angry so that their emotions can be fully understood, and offer strategies to combat negative feelings and minimize outbursts. These include putting in place behavioural boundaries and helping a child to feel secure. Simple activities and exercises are also given to help children and adults to express their anger positively. In addition, a selection of poems and stories will help adults to pass on the lessons of the book to children.

This practical and accessible book will be of essential use to any professional helper of parents and young children such as early childhood educators, caregivers and social workers, as well as to parents themselves.

You can purchase Little Volcanoes: Helping Young Children and Their Parents to Deal with Anger direct from the publisher.

For more information, here is an interview with author Warwick Pudney.