Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan

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2017
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This technical package from the CDC is a compilation of a core set of strategies that are deemed likely to reduce the overall incidence of intimate partner violence based on the best available evidence. Organized by three components, strategy, approach and evidence, this collection was designed to help communities make informed decisions and prioritize their efforts.

Approaches represent different levels of the social ecology, and are thematically organized into the following strategies: teach safe and healthy relationship skills, engage influential adults and peers, disrupt the developmental pathways toward partner violence, creative protective environments, strengthen economic supports for families, and support survivors to increase safety and lessen harms.

Many approaches in this technical package are designed to prevent perpetration/victimization and reduce violent behaviors by teaching healthy relationship skills, engaging bystander intervention, mobilizing men and boys, and disrupting developmental pathways toward violence.

Additionally, many strategies in this publication focus on creating protective environments by changing norms and attitudes regarding relationship violence, improving school and workplace climates, and strengthening family supports. All strategies and approaches include evidence-based rationale.

This technical package is intended to help communities and states prioritize prevention activities based on the best available evidence.

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