Promising Practices Guide: Batterer Prevention and Intervention Programs

Shannon Morrison, Research Triangle Institute
Stephanie R. Hawkins, RTI International
Christine H. Lindquist, RTI International
Angela Nesius, RTI International
Joyce Ann O'Neil, RTI International
Daniel Whitaker, Centers for Disease Control/NCIPC
Melinda Williams, Centers for Disease Control/NCIPC

ABSTRACT
The Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and RTI are conducting an evidence-based review of batterer intervention and prevention programs. The purpose of this review is to examine what is known about batterer intervention and prevention programs and to make recommendations on promising and effective programs. This examination is being conducted through a systematic review of current results of evaluated and unevaluated batterer prevention and intervention programs. The study will follow the methodology developed by the Task Force on Community Preventive Services for the Guide to Community Preventive Services: Systematic Reviews and Evidence-Based Recommendations (the Guide). Using this evidence-based approach to identify and recommend effective interventions allows the researchers to reduce errors in how information is collected and interpreted, identify important gaps in current knowledge, and enhance the ability to assess whether recommendations are valid. The results will be used to develop a Promising Practices Guide as well as an Executive Summary. This presentation will provide an overview of the project, a description of the methodology being used to conduct the evidence-based review, and a discussion of preliminary findings.

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Updated 05/20/2006