Interpersonal Violence Program Repository
Many cases of interpersonal violence, due to the nature of the traumatic injuries, go through emergency departments and other health care settings. It is therefore important to understand what evidence based programs are available in health care settings to prevent and identify cases of interpersonal violence. The interpersonal violence (IPV) evidence based program repository was developed in order to provide a quick reference tool for health care facilities on evidence based prevention and screening programs and tools that are available locally and nationally. A major aspect of the repository is the listing of evidence based programs with available evaluations in order to provide information for health care facilities on the effectiveness of the programs and how the programs were evaluated. The evaluation information can assist health care sites in determining what programs best fit for their health care facility.
The repository is broken up into eight IPV categories including: child physical abuse, adult sexual assault, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying, homicide, traumatic stress, and elder abuse. The second and third columns of the spreadsheet lists all of the programs related to each of the IPV categories and the affiliated group(s). Each of the programs listed in the repository, if available, has a link to the associated group website which provides information and background about the IPV program. The remaining columns in the repository provide information on whether an evaluation is available and depending on whether the program is a prevention program or a screening tool the associated evaluation or measures are provided in the associated columns ‘Prevention Program Evaluation’ or ‘Identification Screening Tool Measures.’ The identification screening tool usually do have a formal evaluation, but are used frequently in health care settings. The measures provided are from individual studies. Each of the listed evaluations or measures provides a link for the evaluation site of the listed ranking. This allows health care facilities the flexibility to see how IPV programs were evaluated and what studies were used for the evaluation, providing further opportunities in depth in determining what program would be most effective.