SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Smith, C. A., Ireland, T. O., Park, A., Elwyn, L., & Thornberry, T. P. (2011). Intergenerational continuities and discontinuities in intimate partner violence: A two generational prospective study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26, 3720–3752.

Learning Objective: 1-6: Describe the various definitional components of VMIR including intimate relationships, violence, and maltreatment.
Summary: The study investigated whether exposure to caregiver intimate partner violence (IPV) during adolescence leads to increased involvement in IPV during early adulthood and adulthood. Adolescent exposure resulted in increased risk of relationship violence in early adulthood.

Questions to Consider

  1. How is intimate partner violence defined?
  2. How is violence transmitted from one generation to another?
  3. What factors would increase the likelihood of intergenerational continuity?

Article 2: Castron, E. D., Nobles, M. R., & Zavala, E. (2017). Assessing intimate partner violence in a control balance theory framework. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1–23.

Learning Objective: 1-1: Describe the key issues that are present in determining the scope of VMIR.
Summary: The study investigated the role control occupies in the motivation for, and development of, intimate partner violence (IPV). Results suggested that control is a key factor in this type of violence.

Questions to Consider

  1. How does control balance theory relate to intimate partner violence?
  2. Why were sex differences examined?
  3. Do you see control balance theory explaining IPV between other groups besides males and females?

Article 3: Ford, C. L., Slavin, T., Hilton, K. L., & Holt, S. L. (2013). Intimate partner violence prevention: Services and resources in Los Angeles: Issues, needs, and challenges for assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients. Health Promotion Practice, 14, 841–849.

Learning Objectives: 1-5: Identify and discuss the VMIR forms of abuse and victim groups that are less well recognized in today’s society including elder abuse, LGBTQ violence, and male victims of IPV and sexual assault; 1-7: Discuss the various intervention and prevention efforts that have been developed to address VMIR.

Summary: The issues, needs, and challenges associated with and assisting on behalf of LGBT persons are poorly understood. The study conducted a survey of professionals affiliated with prevention and/or intervention networks in Los Angeles. Findings suggest that staff believe agencies/programs inadequately address LGBT IPV but that many of the inadequacies are remediable.

Questions to Consider

  1. Why do you think agencies and programs inadequately address LGBT IPV?
  2. Why is it important for agencies and programs to be adequately trained?
  3. What are unique factors agencies and programs must take into account when working for LGBT populations, compared to heterosexual populations?