How can we prevent intimate partner violence (IPV)? And how do we define and measure “success” in preventing it? This book brings together researchers and practitioners from a wide range of fields to examine innovative strategies and programs for preventing IPV. The authors discuss evaluations of current prevention efforts, paying particular attention to underserved groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants and refugees.
Among the issues addressed are primary prevention programs that target adolescents and young adults, strategies designed to engage men and boys, IPV screening in different settings, the impact of the criminalization of IPV on minority populations, restorative justice programs, interventions for women who use violence, and innovative shelter programming to prevent re-victimization. The volume concludes by identifying the gaps in knowledge about effective prevention and highlighting the most promising future directions for prevention research and strategies.
Intimatepartnerviolence (IPV) is an increasingly reported social problem worldwide ( Tjaden and Thoennes, 2000 ; Garcia-Moreno et al, 2006 ; Hines and Douglas, 2009 ; Devries et al, 2013 ; World Health Organization, 2013 ). The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention ( 2015 : 18) defines IPV as ‘physical violence, sexual violence, stalking and psychological aggression (including coercive tactics) by a current or former intimate partner (i.e., spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, dating partner, or ongoing sexual partner)’ (see also Breiding et
Few studies examine female-perpetrated violence in sub-Saharan Africa and Ghana.
This study fills an important scholarly gap by exploring the determinants of female-perpetrated violence in Ghana.
Findings provide qualified support for the proposition that women perpetrate violence against their partners for reasons of self-defence, but also show that the violence is mutual and bidirectional.
Gender-based violence, especially intimatepartnerviolence (IPV), is a major public health problem affecting women worldwide. It
Understanding intimatepartnerviolence (IPV) among victims in rural areas is challenging as underreporting is more pronounced and barriers to service make victims more difficult to reach. These barriers may include, but are not limited to, culturally constructed gender roles, stigmas associated with abuse, poverty, fear of retaliation, a lack of access to housing and employment services, and lack of family support ( DuBois et al, 2019 ).
Given the prevalence and harms of IPV, communities must respond amply and appropriately with a culturally
Preventing IntimatePartnerViolence: An Introduction
Claire M. Renzetti, Diane R. Follingstad, and
Ann L. Coker
Intimatepartnerviolence (IPV) includes any threatened or completed
acts of physical, sexual, or psychological abuse committed by a
spouse, ex-spouse, current or former boyfriend or girlfriend, or
dating partner (Saltzman et al., 1999). This definition includes such
behaviors as physical violence, rape, stalking, reproductive coercion, and
coercive control (that is, the deliberate and systematic use of violence
There is currently no research into intimatepartnerviolence perpetrated by Australian Defence Force personnel.
Instances of intimatepartnerviolence are occurring within Australian Defence Force families; however, they are not acknowledged by the Australian Defence Force or Department of Veteran Affairs.
Intimatepartnerviolence perpetration by Australian Defence Force personnel is predominantly attributed to problems within an individual rather than cultural or structural factors.
Australian Defence Force members are reluctant to use
General practitioners (GPs) are often faced with ethical issues in dealing with intimatepartnerviolence (IPV). 1 Certain interventions, such as reporting cases to the police or writing injury reports, may pose liability issues for the GP or cause the patient additional harm, whereas non-intervention may ultimately result in death. Ethical issues in medical care are usually approached from a deontological perspective ( Wolfson, 2007 ; Wagman et al, 2008 ; Bugarin-Gonzalez and Bugarin-Diz, 2014 ), focusing on the application of bioethical
resistance and re-signify what is dominantly constructed and ‘known’ about how women resist intimatepartnerviolence ( Coates and Wade, 2007 ).
In this article, we 1 overview the approach and methodology of a poetry therapy programme and focus on the qualitative research results of the programme approach. 2 We summarise key concepts of Response-Based Practice to provide a scaffold for the poetry therapy programme research data. We then recount the research methods, offer analysis on the advantages of interdisciplinary teamwork, describe the women
, comprehensive action plans specifically addressing the issue of intimatepartnerviolence in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic were identified ex-post only in a few EU Member States and were rarely accompanied by additional funding.
The development of contingency plans and cross-sectoral cooperation, the allocation of additional funding to support the transition of helplines to a remote working model, and ensuring victims access to discreet support are to be regarded as areas of improvement in contexts of crisis.
Evidence from the ongoing COVID-19