Risk and Protective Factors for Perpetration

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Photo of father walking away from the camera while holding two daughters on each of his sides.
Year Published
2021
Author (Organization)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Resource Type
Other
Resource Format
HTML
Resource Language
English

These risk factors are associated with a greater likelihood of intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration. They are contributing factors but might not be direct causes. Not everyone who is identified as “at risk” becomes involved in violence.

A combination of individual, relational, community, and societal factors contribute to the risk of becoming a perpetrator of IPV. Understanding these multilevel factors can help identify various opportunities for prevention.

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