The Association of Domestic Violence Intervention Programs (ADVIP) recognizes that the physical, emotional and sexual abuse of intimate partners and other family members, also known as intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic violence or family violence, is a serious social and public health problem. ADVIP is an international organization, dedicated to advancing evidence-based practices in the treatment of partner-abusive individuals and their families worldwide. We eschew rigid theoretical formulations, given that the most up-to-date findings from the research literature suggest:
“that a wide variety of interventions appear to reduce or eliminate IPV among perpetrators and victims. Thus, there is no empirical justification for agencies, state organizations, judges, mental health professionals, or others involved in improving the lives of those impacted by IPV to limit the type of services offered to clients, or to restrict the theoretical and ideological underpinnings of such methods…practitioners and policymakers should consider and attempt to implement a variety of different intervention methods for both perpetrators and victims in order to reduce IPV” (Eckhardt et al., 2013).
Our organization is comprised of mental health professionals, batterer intervention providers (BIPs) and others who provide direct services to perpetrators, whether voluntary or mandated by the courts, along with their families; as well as scholars who conduct research on domestic violence intervention. We believe that by working together we can more effectively reduce domestic violence in our communities.
Please look over our MEMBER DIRECTORY, read about the most promising interventions in our RESEARCH pages, and see what our members have posted in our BLOG (COMMUNITY/NEWS) section. You are encouraged become a member (click JOIN ADVIP on the home page) and join us in our common effort to eliminate domestic violence in our communities.