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Membership of the NZ Violence Prevention Association

We welcome membership applications from anyone in NZ who supports our values and actions.

Becoming a Member of NZVPA

NZVPA registers individual membership. Where an organisation has more than one member we offer reduced annual membership fees for 3 persons or more and work with the group for accreditation standards. Such groups have a nominal group membership.

We welcome individual practitioners and are prepared to set up new divisions of practice where different areas of work become evident.

There are three levels of membership.

Applicant Membership Category

An applicant member is a person who is:

Applicant status may be held without review for three years. At the end of the three year period, an Applicant will be required to report on progress towards Membership and to indicate a likely timeframe for any remaining requirements.

Full Membership Category

A full member is a person who has:

  1. Had a quality assurance check on live work
  2. Attended to any issues raised in the Quality Assurance report
  3. Filled out the questionnaire related to their division of professional work
  4. Been before the membership panel and has been accepted

Supporter Category

A supporter member or organisation is a person or entity who:

  1. Has an interest and/or involvement in violence prevention activities but who does not qualify, or wish to be involved, in any category of work
  2. Wants to add their own services to the list of services associated with NZAVPA
  3. Agrees and supports all aims and objectives of the Association

A supporter is entitled to receive all national, regional and branch publications of the Association and to participate in Association activities but does not have voting powers at the A.G.M.

Request Application Details

If you wish to become a member of NZVPA, email with a phone number and times you can be contacted.

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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.