Focusing on Family Safety: Findings from the Preventing and Addressing Intimate Violence when Engaging Dads Study

Session Date and Time
Summit Session Moderator(s)
Millicent Crawford, Family Assistance Program Specialist, Office of Family Assistance, Washington, D.C.
Summit Session Presenter(s)
Kirk Berry, Director of Project D.A.D., People for People, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tammie Eppley, Director, Red Oak Center, Centerstone, Columbus, Indiana
Dr. Elizabeth Karberg, Senior Research Scientist, Child Trends, Bethesda, Maryland
Dr. Mindy Scott, Program Area Director, Child Trends, Bethesda, Maryland
Year Published
Author (Individual)
Kirk. Eppley
Tammie. Karberg
Dr. Elizabeth. Scott
Dr. Mindy.
Author (Organization)
People for People. Centerstone. Child Trends. Child Trends.
Resource Type
Fatherhood Summit Session
Resource Format
Resource Language

For some families served by federally-funded Responsible Fatherhood programs, intimate partner violence can interfere with the achievement of program goals. In such families, fathers may behave violently or use coercion or control against their partners. They also may be victims or survivors of violence themselves.

This session summarized findings from the Preventing and Addressing Intimate Violence when Engaging Dads (PAIVED) study, which outlines possible approaches for federally-funded Responsible Fatherhood programs.

The PAIVED study team conducted a comprehensive review of several fatherhood programs and their partner organizations. Presenters discussed the findings, present promising practices, describe common challenges, and encourage reflection on how community organizations can do more to prevent violence in families. The session featured two representatives from federally-funded Responsible Fatherhood grantee organizations who will describe their intimate partner violence approaches and discuss their challenges and successes.

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