SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Thompson, M. P., Saltzman, L. E., & Johnson, H. (2003). A comparison of risk factors for intimate partner violence-related injury across two national surveys on violence against women. Violence Against Women, 9, 438–457.

Learning Objective: 8-2: Identify the various risk factors associated with IPV victimization.
Summary: Using two national data sources on violence against women, the Canadian Violence Against Women Survey and the National Violence Against Women Survey in the United States, the authors determined which risk factors in each data source predicted injury and compared the magnitude of associations between risk factors and injury.

Questions to Consider

  1. Review the risk factors assessed in each of the datasets. How are the risks defined? In what ways are they similar and/or different?
  2. How was violence-related injury measured? What are the barriers to measuring this?
  3. What accounts for the differences found between the two data sets?

Article 2: Zakocs, R., & Freire, K. E. (2015). The DELTA PREP Initiative: Accelerating coalition capacity for intimate partner violence prevention. Health Education & Behavior, 42, 458–470.

Learning Objective: 8-4: Discuss the various intervention and prevention efforts that focus on IPV victims including evidence of their effectiveness.
Summary: The DELTA PREP Project aimed to build the prevention capacity of 19 state domestic violence coalitions by offering eight supports designed to promote prevention integration over a 3-year period. The article discusses these supports and the effectiveness of them, and lessons to consider when designing future prevention capacity-building initiatives.

Questions to Consider

  1. In your own words, describe each of the DELTA PREP Project supports. What do you think the rationale was for implementing each of these supports?
  2. Did the results surprise you? Why or why not?
  3. What are the considerations that need attention when implementing a prevention program for IPV victims? What considerations need attention when implementing a program like DELTA PREP?