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Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices

General Material
Published Date
May, 2017

This package highlights six strategies to prevent intimate partner violence:

  • Teach safe and healthy relationship skills
  • Engage influential adults and peers
  • Disrupt developmental pathways toward partner violence
  • Create protective environments
  • Strengthen economic supports for families
  • Support survivors to increase safety and lessen harms

The technical package is intended as a resource to guide prevention decision-making to help communities and states stop intimate partner violence before it starts, support survivors, and lessen the short and long-term harms of intimate partner violence.

Resources to Support the CDC’s Technical Package

NRCDV offers practical examples and tools to support the key strategies and approaches outlined within. These resources are drawn from NRCDV key initiatives and special projects including VAWnetPreventIPV, Safe Housing Partnerships, and Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence. (Download the full list below.)

Teach safe and healthy relationship skills

Social-emotional learning programs for youth

Healthy relationship programs for couples 

Engage influential adults and peers

Men and boys as allies in prevention

Bystander empowerment and education

Family-based programs 

Disrupt the developmental pathways toward partner violence

Early childhood home visitation

Preschool enrichment with family engagement

Parenting skill and family relationship programs

Treatment for at-risk children, youth and families 

Create protective environments

Improve school climate and safety

Improve organizational policies and workplace climate

Modify the physical and social environments of neighborhoods 

Strengthen economic supports for families

Strengthen household financial security

Strengthen work-family supports 

Support survivors to increase safety and lessen harms

Victim-centered services

Housing programs

First responder and civil legal protections

Patient-centered approaches

Treatment and support for survivors of IPV, including TDV

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