Domestic violence and child abuse often occur in the same family and are linked to several physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral consequences for all family members, as well as for members of the larger community. Children who are exposed to domestic violence are at greater risk for substance abuse, juvenile pregnancy, and criminal behavior than those raised in homes without violence. Many studies have noted that children from violent homes exhibit signs of more aggressive behavior, such as bullying, and are up to three times more likely to be involved in fighting. Research has shown that prevention and early intervention efforts are effective in reducing domestic violence and child abuse behavior. This section contains resources on prevention and early intervention efforts to reduce domestic violence in families. It also includes teen dating violence prevention resources.
About DELTA Impact
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2019)
Explains the Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) Impact program, which funds State domestic violence coalitions to help them implement domestic violence prevention strategies and approaches.
Center for Family Violence Prevention
Provides resources and services to victims of domestic violence and their families in North Carolina.
DELTA FOCUS Stories: Lessons Learned From 3 Community-Based Initiatives [Webinar]
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (2019)
Presents a webinar and related resources that discuss the work of three community-based prevention initiatives as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) Focus program.
Domestic Violence Awareness Project
Supports and promotes national, Tribal, territorial, State, and local advocacy networks in their ongoing public education efforts through promoting public awareness and providing strategies, materials, resources, and capacity-building and technical assistance. The project works to eliminate domestic violence and other forms of oppression against all individuals, especially women and girls.
Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Provides violence prevention and treatment services for Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Urban Indian organizations. The organization promotes the use of evidence-based and practice-based models that represent culturally appropriate prevention and treatment approaches to domestic violence and sexual assault.
Domestic Violence Resources
The Recovery Village
Offers information about the signs of domestic violence, the connection between substance use and domestic violence, and connects those who have experienced abusive behavior to advocates and services.
Intervention & Prevention Content Topic Results
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, VAWnet
Offers special collections and publications of resources and research relating to preventing intimate partner violence on a wide range of topics and issues that intersect with intimate partner violence.
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
Provides training, supports, and consultation to domestic violence prevention advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, policymakers, and others as they work to improve agency and systemwide responses to domestic violence survivors and their families.
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Works to improve community response to domestic violence and prevent it from occurring. The organization provides training, technical assistance, and resources on preventing domestic violence.
Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices (PDF - 4,639 KB)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention (2017)
Presents strategies based on research evidence to help communities and States enhance intimate partner violence prevention activities. The activities include teaching safe and healthy relationship skills, engaging influential adults and peers, disrupting the developmental pathways that create intimate partner violence, creating protective environments, and strengthening economic supports and other support services for families.
Promising Futures: Best Practices for Serving Children, Youth, and Parents Experiencing Domestic Violence
Futures Without Violence
Helps programs and providers transform and enhance their ability to effectively meet the needs of parents who have been abused and children and youth experiencing domestic violence.