Image of a drawing depicting parts of a community or town, with silhouette outlines of  people that are clustered together in different sized groups. Each group is labeled. The smallest 'group' is one person, and the label reads Individual.  The two-person group is labeled Interpersonal, the next group has several people in a tight cluster, and is labeled Community. The last group has several people spread out a bit, and is labeled Society. The purple color of the labels gets darker as the group-size gets larger.  The groups of people are set in different parts of the community or town, near a playground, a school, an apartment building, an office building and a hospital, with light-yellow accents highlighting each place. There are green trees and vegetation around, and birds in the blue sky.  Underneath the town is a layer of grey rocky soil, and beneath that is a layer of blue water with text that reads 'Groundwater Theory of Advantage and Oppression'.  There is a large magenta square labeling the entire image with the title 'Interactive Theory of Change.'  There is blue text at the top of the image that reads, 'We know that intimate partner violence (IPV) is about power and control at the interpersonal level.' In bigger, bold text, the next sentence says, 'Preventing IPV must involve addressing harmful power and control dynamics that exist at the societal level.'

Key Strengths

Focusing on building these key strengths that address clusters of risk and protective factors is key to preventing IPV in your community.



Turning theory into action: Real world tools for implementing IPV prevention programs in your community.