RIViR Paper #3. Healthy relationship program Influences Evidence for understanding how healthy relationship programs may influence intimate partner violence
Despite shared recognition of the importance of ensuring safety in healthy relationship programs, there is a lack of research or practice consensus regarding how healthy relationship program participation could affect intimate partner violence or teen dating violence (IPV/TDV), the ways in which those effects might occur, and how such effects might differ for adults and youth with current or prior experiences of IPV/TDV.
The purpose of this paper is to describe these observed and hypothesized associations, based on a review of empirical and theoretical work and expert input. A range of factors are proposed—from other (non-IPV) outcomes of program participation, to participants’ characteristics and current or prior IPV/TDV experiences—that should be considered when proposing approaches to identifying and addressing IPV/TDV.
Clinton-Sherrod, A., Kan, M., McKay, T., Krieger, K., Cutbush, S., Grove, L., & Mbilinyi, L. (2016). RIViR Paper #3. Healthy relationship program Influences: Evidence for understanding how healthy relationship programs may influence intimate partner violence. (OPRE Report; No. 2016-69).