Preventing and Addressing Intimate Violence when Engaging Dads (PAIVED), 2017 - 2019

Project Overview

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a widespread problem in the United States and among the vulnerable populations served by Administration for Children and Families programs. However, little is known about IPV experienced and perpetrated by fathers served by the Office of Family Assistance’s Responsible Fatherhood (RF) grantees or about how RF programs address IPV in practice.

The purpose of this project is to outline approaches that RF programs could take to address and contribute to the prevention of IPV among fathers.

The project:

  • Synthesized information about the prevalence of IPV among fathers
  • Consulted with practitioner and research experts in the fatherhood and related fields to identify unique challenges and considerations around addressing IPV in RF programs
  • Examined approaches that RF programs are currently taking to address fathers’ experiences with or perpetration of IPV
  • Examined existing curricula and other materials that RF programs use or could use to understand what information is include related to IPV
  • Is working to identify gaps in currently used approaches and materials, discuss implications for RF programs, and outline approaches that RF programs could take to address and contribute to the prevention of IPV among fathers.

The project team is Child Trends with subcontracts to Boston Medical Center and Futures Without Violence.

The points of contact are Samantha Illangasekare and Kriti Jain.