Niolon, Phyllis Holditch

Preventing intimate partner violence across the lifespan : a technical package of programs, policies and practices Developed by Phyllis Holditch Niolon, Megan Kearns, Jenny Dills, Kirsten Rambo, Shalon Irving, Theresa L. Armstead and Leah Gilbert - Atlanta, GA : National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017 - electronic document (64 pages); PDF file: 4.53 MB

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Overview -- Teach Safe and Healthy Relationship Skills -- Engage Influential Adults and Peers -- Disrupt the Developmental Pathways Toward Partner Violence -- Create Protective Environments -- Strengthen Economic Supports for Families -- Support Survivors to Increase Safety and Lessen Harms -- Sector Involvement -- Monitoring and Evaluation -- Conclusion

"This technical package represents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and states sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) and its consequences across the lifespan. These strategies include teaching safe and healthy relationship skills; engaging influential adults and peers; disrupting the developmental pathways toward IPV; creating protective environments; strengthening economic supports for families; and supporting survivors to increase safety and lessen harms. The strategies represented in this package include those with a focus on preventing IPV, including teen dating violence (TDV), from happening in the first place or to prevent it from continuing, as well as approaches to lessen the immediate and long-term harms of partner violence. Commitment, cooperation, and leadership from numerous sectors, including public health, education, justice, health care, social services, business and labor, and government can bring about the successful implementation of this package."

"A technical package is a compilation of a core set of strategies to achieve and sustain substantial reductions in a specific risk factor or outcome. Technical packages help communities and states prioritize prevention activities based on the best available evidence. This technical package has three components. The first component is the strategy or the preventive direction or actions to achieve the goal of preventing IPV/TDV. The second component is the approach. The approach includes the specific ways to advance the strategy. This can be accomplished through programs, policies, and practices. The evidence for each of the approaches in preventing IPV or TDV and/or associated risk factors is included as the third component. This package is intended as a resource to guide and inform prevention decisionmaking in communities and states." (From the website).

For other CDC resources on preventing intimate partner violence, access the website. Record #5436

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