Communication is Key: The Power of Direct Messaging within a Systems- Based IPV Deterrence Approach

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Duration
90 Minutes

Originally Aired
April 13, 2023

Rachel Teicher
Rachel Teicher, JD, MA
Director, Intimate Partner Violence Intervention, National Network for Safer Communities
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Chelsea Ocon, MPA
Field Advisor, Intimate Partner Violence Intervention, National Network for Safer Communities

Despite years of efforts, traditional systems responses to intimate partner violence have fallen short in improving victim safety while effectively deterring individuals from committing acts of violence. Building on coordination models, the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention (IPVI) focuses on individuals committing acts of intimate partner violence through early intervention and direct communication while enhancing victim-survivor service provision.

Through a multidisciplinary partnership, IPVI shifts the burden off of victim-survivors and focuses the attention and actions on individuals causing harm. It is through this focus, while centering the safety of victim-survivors in each and every response, that IPVI rewrites the narrative on how intimate partner violence can be addressed in communities. A key element of the strategy is the ability to engage at early stages of offending before patterns of violent behavior escalate and offer community-based outreach, support, and direct communication about the potential consequences of continued intimate partner violence. Following a widely successful pilot implementation in High Point, North Carolina, IPVI has been implemented in various jurisdictions both domestically and internationally, yielding promising results in the midst of a tumultuous, post-COVID landscape.

Objectives

As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Discuss the foundational elements of IPVI, including its data and partnership-driven approach.
  • Identify and integrate additional tools and strategies that can enhance one’s current systems response to IPV in both domestic and international contexts.
  • Explore how existing resources can be leveraged for maximum efficacy.
  • Consider innovative systems-based responses to COVID-related obstacle.
  • Recognize the importance of assessing the family, including the battered, when formulating intervention and treatment.
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