State of the Evidence: Evidence on Recognizing and Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Healthy Relationship Programs

Publication Date: December 15, 2016

Introduction

This paper summarizes the available evidence in three key areas related to recognizing and addressing intimate partner violence/teen dating violence in healthy relationship programs:

  1. building organizational readiness to recognize and address intimate partner violence/teen dating violence;
  2. offering survivor-centered and trauma-informed opportunities for participants to disclose intimate partner violence/teen dating violence; and
  3. protecting survivor safety whenever intimate partner violence/teen dating violence is disclosed.

It reviews empirical, theoretical, and practice-based literature and is informed by a panel of research experts, domestic violence advocates, and service providers.

This is the fourth in a series of papers from the RIViR project, which aims to understand how to best identify and address IPV in the context of healthy relationship programming.

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