265350 Emerging Strategies Aimed at Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Perpetration

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Kimberley Freire, PhD, MPH , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention, Atlanta, GA
David S. Lee, MPH , California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Sacramento, CA
Stephanie Townsend, PhD , Townsend Consulting & Evaluation, Pittsfield, NY
Jennifer Grove , National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Enola, PA
Brian O'Connor , Futures Without Violence, San Francisco, CA
Laura Fidler, MPH , New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, New York, NY
Few evidence-based strategies exist in intimate partner violence and sexual violence prevention, particularly efforts aimed at stopping perpetration. Few strategies are designed to meet the needs of specific underserved communities. However, promising strategies have emerged from IPV/SV practice that have potential for broad impact because they are theoretically-driven, aimed at risk and protective factors, currently implemented by practitioners and have some component focused on community or social factors. These broad strategies include working with boys and men, bystander strategies, community engagement, and healthy relationship programs. This symposium will present examples of current strategies aimed at stopping IPV and SV perpetration and discussion of how prevention strategies emerging from practice can be systematically identified and evaluated. In addition, we will discuss how practitioner networks promote identification of new prevention strategies and the role of these networks in disseminating evidence-based strategies. The first presentation will examine strategies to systematically identify promising practices through review of practices and the exchange of ideas through PreventConnect, a national online community to advance primary prevention of IPV/SV. The second presentation will share the process in developing a report that identified innovations in prevention from the national Rape Prevention and Education program. Remaining presentations will highlight specific prevention strategies and how practice has informed evidence for intimate partner and sexual violence prevention efforts. Coaching Boys into Men provides support to athletic coaches to provide athletes with violence prevention messages. Project ENIVSION, a community mobilization effort, uses participatory research to change social norms that contribute to SV.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe systematic process to identify promising strategies aimed at preventing perpetration of intimate partner and sexual violence. 2. Describe key elements in innovative intimate partner and sexual violence prevention programs. 3. Identify resources for find promising intimate partner and sexual violence prevention programs. 4. Describe how practice informs the building of evidence for intimate partner and sexual violence prevention.

Keywords: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to be an abstract Author on the content I am responsible for because I serve as a science officer at the Centers for Disease Control and oversee multiple prevention projects related to intimate partner and sexual violence prevention.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.