Key Prevention Resources
To access a conceptual framework paper and theory of change, empirical research summaries and profiles of innovative programs and practices, see the DV Evidence Project’s focus area on Prevention, to be launched by the end of June 2014. This project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) combines research, evaluation, practice and theory to inform and enhance the field's work on behalf of survivors of intimate partner violence.
- Principles of Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (February 2011)
This online course teaches key concepts of primary prevention, the public health approach, and the social-ecological model.
- A Prevention Primer for Domestic Violence: Terminology, Tools, and the Public Health Approach
Linda Chamberlain with contributions from Julie Ann Rivers-Cochran (March 2008)
This document provides an introduction to basic prevention concepts by exploring the public health approach, two classification systems, a planning tool used to develop more comprehensive initiatives, and the importance of understanding terminology.
- Mobilizing Communities to Prevent Domestic Violence
Melanie Shepard with contributions from Deborah Zelli (November 2008)
This Applied Research document provides an overview of the research on community mobilization to prevent domestic violence, explores guiding concepts and frameworks, and discusses the challenges of implementing community mobilization strategies.
- Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Against Women: Taking Action and Generating Evidence
World Health Organization and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2010)
This document aims to provide sufficient information for policy-makers and planners to develop data-driven and evidence-based programs for preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women.
- Poised for Prevention: Advancing Promising Approaches to Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence
Lisa Fujie Parks, Larry Cohen, and Nicole Kravitz-Wirtz for the Prevention Institute (January 2007)
Includes a discussion of primary prevention of IPV, promising approaches to environmental/norms change, an examination of IPV primary prevention within immigrant communities, recommended actions to building momentum, and immediate next steps.
- Through a Public Health Lens. Preventing Violence against Women: An Update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Corinne M. Graffunder, MPH, Rita K. Noonan, Ph.D., Pamela Cox, MPH, and Jocelyn Wheaton, MPH for the Journal of Womens Health 13(1): 5-14 (2004)
Explains how 4 core public health principles - emphasizing primary prevention, advancing the science of prevention, translating science into effective programs, & building on the efforts of others - drive current programmatic activities in prevention.