Needs and preferences for the prevention of intimate partner violence among Hispanics: a community's perspective.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Research suggest that Hispanics in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by the consequences of intimate partner violence. Nevertheless, few intimate partner violence prevention interventions have been developed to address the unique needs and preferences of this population. The Partnership for Domestic Violence Prevention is a community-based participatory research project that assessed the needs and preferences for prevention programs for Hispanics in Miami-Dade County. Nine focus groups with domestic violence service providers, victims and general community members were conducted (N = 76). Four major themes emerged from the focus groups. These included immigrants and teens as the highest priority groups to target in prevention efforts, culture as a double-edged sword, the system that helps and hurts the victim, and the need for wide-scale prevention programs that would reach Hispanics systematically. The results from this study have important implications for the development of intimate violence prevention interventions targeting Hispanics in the U.S.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gonzalez-Guarda, RM; Cummings, AM; Becerra, M; Fernandez, MC; Mesa, I

Published Date

  • August 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 221 - 235

PubMed ID

  • 23843106

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3809954

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-6547

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0278-095X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10935-013-0312-5


  • eng