Preventing Partner Violence: Research and Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies

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In the past 30 years, the study of intimate partner violence (IPV) has advanced considerably. Previously, IPV was conceptualized narrowly as male physical violence against women due to a need for dominance. Now, experts realize that a variety of factors are associated with IPV and that IPV takes many forms—from verbal abuse or slapping to highly violent physical abuse or rape. In addition, research shows that women are often the perpetrators of IPV. As a result, IPV interventions have shifted over time from gender-focused interventions to gender-neutral interventions, with an emphasis on empirical evidence.
Learning Objectives
  1. Understand extant conceptualizations of and research about intimate partner violence.
  2. Examine the various forms of interventions for perpetrators and victims of intimate partner violence.
  3. Comprehend theories and literature regarding risk factors for interpersonal violence perpetration and victimization.
  4. Explore the potential effectiveness of available prevention and intervention programs.
  5. Understand the role of gender and sex-symmetry in interpersonal violence
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