NPEIV Products & Outcomes

NPEIV is focused on the development of accessible materials that researchers, practitioners, advocates, policy makers, and victims alike can use to gather information and track resources on topics of interpersonal violence while also clearly conveying the partnership's stance on relevant and controversial events.


  • The National Plan to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan - including 22 specific recommendations, this document has over 250 supporters signed on.

  • Violence Research Digest - ebulletin translating key research into summaries with jargon-free language for laypeople/front-line professionals. This is available quarterly now and free via the website.

  • Handbook on Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan - will be published by Springer Science/Nature. Will be a two to three volume handbook with state-of-the-science reference volumes of 100 - 150 chapters by leading experts internationally, and will cover all aspects of interpersonal violence across the lifespan. The goal is to provide a reference work that will be the main resource for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers for the next decade or more.

  • Gathering Experts in Trauma to Operationalize a Digital Network for Trauma-Informed Providers (GET ON the TRAIN) – integrating trauma-informed care (TIC) credentialing into an existing, searchable online database; funding requests are being developed to conduct a formative evaluation of the process, with a plan to evaluate implementation of the TIC integration using the RE-AIM approach (Reach, Efficacy, Adoption, Implementation and Maintenance) over time.

  • Policy Statements - developing and publicizing policy and position statements on various important topics facing our society, such as gun violence, issues with family courts when child abuse or domestic violence are not being considered adequately, statute of limitations, corporal punishment, sexual violence/abuse, trauma-informed care.

  • Rapid Response Team - a committee has been established to be able to respond quickly to national and international events with education and press releases to better inform the public about applying scientific principles in dealing with interpersonal violence situations, such as school violence episodes, sexual exploitation, and child abuse.

Interdisciplinary Networks

NPEIV is making a concerted effort to connect professionals from all fields dealing with issues of interpersonal violence to help make research, training, therapy, and application more effective and informed.

  • Research Practitioner Partnerships - development of models to bring researchers and front-line practitioners together so that the assessment data from practice centers, clinics, and agencies can be analyzed by researchers at various universities in order to expand our research information and provide better program evaluation and to determine effectiveness or programs for various populations.

  • Training and Mentoring Models - establish models to help train the next generation of researchers and practitioners in evidence-based and promising practices as well as methodological approaches to dealing with field research so that junior faculty and new practitioners will be able to be mentored by senior level people.

  • Child and Adult Advocacy Studies Trainings (CAAST) - the CAAST program has been expanded to include lifespan approaches to dealing with child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse and national centers have been established to help coordinate these trainings for various universities, law schools, ministries, and schools of medicine as well as for continuing education for professional already in different disciplines and professions.

Congressional Briefings

NPEIV is working with other national organizations and federal agencies in conducting congressional briefings on various topics related to interpersonal violence prevention and intervention.

  • September 13, 2016: Protecting Child Safety in Family Court sponsored by US Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) with former Congressman Greg Laughlin, Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP), Advocates for Child Empowerment and Safety (ACES), and the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence (NPEIV) - Invited Panelists: Moderator, Kathleen Russell, Executive Director of the Center for Judicial Excellence, Co-Panelists: Joan Meier, JD & Two Survivors, "The Need to Establish Professional Standards for Evaluators in Family Court Cases" - Viola Vaughan-Eden, PhD, MJ, MSW

  • November 19, 2015: Spare the Rod, Protect the Child: A Reconsideration of Corporal Punishment of Children in Homes and Schools sponsored by US Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL) with the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence (NPEIV) - Invited Panelist, Moderator: Joyce N. Thomas, RN, MPH, PNP, FAAN, Co-Panelists: Elizabeth T. Gershoff, PhD, and George W. Holden, PhD, "The Social and Economic Impact of Corporal Punishment" - Viola Vaughan-Eden, PhD, MJ, MSW

  • May 8, 2012: Congressional Briefing hosted by Victims' Rights Caucus with Stop the Abuse, National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence, and the Center for Disease Control in Washington, DC - Invited Panelists, Andrew Willis, Chris Anderson, Mildred Muhammad, Linda Degutis

Partner Projects

NPEIV, through its members and collaborators, has supported numerous projects aimed at the reduction and prevention of interpersonal violence. These Partner Projects are a reflection of the interdisciplinary, collaborative nature of NPEIV.

The Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute/The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) serves as the fiscal and logistical agents of NPEIV and are a Non-Profit 501(C)(3) Corporation. 

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