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.
"Useful for students, researchers, and practitioners, this volume explores multidimensional, evidence-based, and culturally responsive efforts to decrease the prevalence of intimate partner violence, de-escalate its impact on those already affected, stem its re-occurrence." Madelaine Adelman, Arizona State University
Professor Claire M. Renzetti, Ph.D. is the Judi Conway Patton Endowed Chair in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women, and Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Kentucky. She is editor of the journal Violence Against Women; co-editor of the Interpersonal Violence book series ;(Oxford University Press); and editor of the Gender and Justice book series (University of California Press). She has authored or edited numerous books, chapters and articles in professional journals. Dr. Renzetti has held elected positions in the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the American Sociological Association, the American Society of Criminology, and the Eastern Sociological Society.
Dr Diane R. Follingstad Ph.D. is the Executive Director and Women’s Circle Endowed Chair in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women, and a Professor of Clinical and Forensic Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Follingstad is Board Certified as a Forensic Psychologist, and has served as president of the American Board of Forensic Psychology, and as secretary of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychology and Law, which awarded her honorary fellow status. Her research has identified numerous challenges in measuring intimate partner violence, particularly psychological aggression and abuse, and has led to more sophisticated measures of this type of IPV.
Ann L. Coker, Ph.D., MPH is the Verizon Wireless Endowed Chair in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women and Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine and jointly in the Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses squarely on violence prevention. including a CDC-funded evaluation of an intervention to reduce dating and sexual violence in high schools across the state of Kentucky. This research has been extended with NIH funding to determine the longer-term efficacy of the Green Dot bystander program. She has held visiting researcher positions at the CDC and the World Health Organization in Geneva.
Preventing Intimate Partner Violence: An Introduction ~ Claire M. Renzetti, Diane R. Follingstad, Ann L. Coker;
Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Among Underserved and Understudied Groups: The Roles of Culture and Context ~ Carlos A. Cuevas, Rebecca M. Cudmore;
Primary Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Programs for Adolescents and Young Adults ~ Ann L. Coker, Victoria L. Banyard, Eileen A. Recketenwald;
Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Gender-based Violence ~ Richard M. Tolman, Tova B. Walsh, Bethsaida Nieves;
Gender-based Violence Assessment in the Health Sector and Beyond ~ Michele R. Decker, Elizabeth Miller, Nancy Glass;
Emergent Research and Practice Trends in Contextually Addressing the Complexity of Women’s Use of Force ~ Lisa Y. Larance, Susan L. Miller;
Research on Restorative Justice in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence ~ James Ptacek;
Justice as a Tertiary Prevention Strategy ~ Leigh Goodmark;
Innovative programs to economically empower women and prevent intimate partner violence revictimization ~ Claire M. Renzetti, Diane R. Follingstad, Diane Fleet;
Preventing Intimate Partner Violence: Thinking Forward ~ Shamita Das Dasgupta.