Six Ways Fatherhood Programs Can Successfully Partner with Domestic Violence Agencies and Battering Intervention Programs

Publication Date: June 2, 2020
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This is the third of three resources included in the report, Healing and Supporting Fathers: Principles, Practices, and Resources for Fatherhood Programs to Help Address and Prevent Domestic Violence. The resource provides recommendations on ways for fatherhood programs to connect and strengthen relationships with community partner organizations that address domestic violence and battering intervention. See the full report for an overview of background information on domestic violence, guiding principles for the field, a summary of promising practices already being used by fatherhood programs, directions for programs to consider in the future, and recommended resources. Also see the full report for two additional resources designed to support fatherhood programs in helping to prevent and address domestic violence.

This resource was created through the Preventing and Addressing Intimate Violence when Engaging Dads (PAIVED) study. The PAIVED study examined the strategies used by fatherhood programs to help prevent and address domestic violence among participating fathers. Findings from the PAIVED study were informed by Responsible Fatherhood programs funded through the Office of Family Assistance within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. However, the recommendations and resources are applicable to and useful for all fatherhood programs across the country, regardless of federal funding.


Areán, J. C., Davis, L., Wasik, H., Scott, M. E., Laurore, J. & Bair-Merritt, M. (2020). Healing and supporting fathers: Principles, practices, and resources for fatherhood programs to help address and prevent domestic violence, OPRE Report 2020-65, Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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