Healthy Families are Safe Families: A Program to Prevent Domestic Violence among New Mothers

Principal Investigator: Julie L. Crouch, Ph.D.
Funding Source:  Illinois Violence Prevention Authority
Dates of Project: 7/01 - 12/04

The purpose of this program was to evaluate the effectiveness of integrating HFI intensive home visitation services with community services designed to prevent domestic violence. Specifically, this project involved implementing domestic violence screening and brief educational interventions for women receiving HFI services. An integral component of the project involved increasing collaboration between HFI and traditional domestic violence prevention services.