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date: 10 April 2021

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Abstract Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects millions of people in the United States each year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010 ; Tjaden & Thoennes, 2000 ) with devastating consequences. Prevention efforts aimed at IPV are urgently needed. This chapter will delineate critical definitions, theories of IPV etiology, and IPV prevalence. Examples of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention interventions aimed at IPV will be provided. Suggestions for future directions of IPV prevention efforts are provided.

Keywords: intimate partner violence, primary prevention, secondary prevention, tertiary prevention, person-focused, environmentally focused

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