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Archive for February, 2011

New book due out shortly – ‘Effective Interventions with Offenders – Lessons Learned’ Edited by Ken McMaster & David Riley, RRP $34.95

Interventions with those who offend are a worthy investment for any civil society. To not invest in intervention is to run the risk of maintaining patterns of behaviour that impact significantly upon the wellbeing and safety of our families, neighbourhoods and communities. This book will be of interest to counsellors, psychologists, social workers and policy […]

Updated figures on Police Safety Orders

Significant changes to the Domestic Violence Act saw Police granted with the ability to issue on-the-spot Safety Orders (PSO) from 1 July 2010. These orders which require perpetrators of family violence to immediately leave their residence for a period of up to 5 days, can be issued regardless of ownership or tenancy of property and […]

From Ken’s Desk February 2011

At the end of 2010, despite the Christchurch Earthquake delaying our fit-out by two months, we moved into our new premises on Level 4, Westpark Towers, 56 Cashel Street, Christchurch. For a long time we have wanted our own dedicated training space where we can host training events run by both our team members and […]

Book review – The Happiness Advantage

Author: Shawn Achor 2010 288 pages Virgin Books: UK ISBN-13 9780753539460Reviewed by Sam Hall-McMaster