Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. The goal for IPV prevention is simple-to stop it from happening in the first place. However, the solutions are just as complex as the problem.
Prevention efforts should ultimately reduce the occurrence of intimate partner violence through the promotion of healthy, respectful, nonviolent relationships. Prevention efforts should attempt to promote healthy relationships by addressing change at all levels of the social ecology that influence IPV: individual, relationship, community, and society. Additionally, effective prevention efforts will attempt to reduce known risk factors for IPV and promote protective factors.
(Source: The Centers for Disease and Prevention – CDC)