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Hall McMaster
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15 Cass Bay Place, Cass Bay
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New Zealand

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About Me

“I am passionate about best practice and enhancing the skill sets of people working with people. During the past thirty years of practice I have been privileged to work with diverse groups of people who want to make a difference to the wellbeing of others and create safer communities.”

I have a thirty year history working at the cutting edge of intervention work with men who are violent and who sexually abuse. I see my self as being able to translate theory into practice. I have held positions as a member and Chair of the Family Violence Advisory Committee/ Te Rangai Whiriwhiri Tukinotanga a-Whānau. This committee was established to provide the New Zealand Minister of Social Services and Employment with independent policy advice on matters related to government initiatives within the family violence arena.

Community nGO has been a srong passion and I was a founding member of the National Network of Stopping Violence Services/Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Putanga and past chair. I was responsible for working to develop the Respondent Programme Regulation for the Domestic Violence Act (1995). In addition, I have worked as a part-time lecturer in Social Work at Canterbury University and currently involved full-time with HMA as manager, writer of materials and principal trainer. I have also been a member of the Domestic Violence Act Programme Approvals Committee for the Ministry of Justice.

I have been involved in the publication of two books on Domestic Violence  - A Private Affair, GP Books: Wellington (1989) and Feeling Angry, Playing Fair, Reed: Auckland, (1988).  He has co-edited a book with Arthur Wells titled Innovative Approaches to Stopping Family Violence, Steele Roberts: Wellington (2003), and with Leon Bakker titled Will they do it again: Assessing and managing risk, HMA Books: Christchurch (2006).  In 2011 Ken co-edited with David Riley Effective Interventions with Offenders, Steele Roberts: Wellington (2011).


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