Special Issue "Social-Ecological Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Carol Cunradi
Website SciProfiles
Guest Editor
Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 601, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
Interests: alcohol and tobacco use; blue-collar workers; gender; intimate partner violence; occupational health disparities; smoking cessation; social determinants of health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Intimate partner violence (IPV), encompassing physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, and psychological aggression by a current or former romantic partner or spouse, is a worldwide public health problem. Development of effective prevention strategies requires that we consider how IPV is related to the complex interplay between individual, relationship, community, and societal factors.

For this Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, we seek studies that address how these various social-ecological dimensions influence risk for the occurrence of IPV. As the World Health Organization states, “The ecological framework is based on evidence that no single factor can explain why some people or groups are at higher risk of interpersonal violence, while others are more protected from it. This framework views interpersonal violence as the outcome of interaction among many factors at four levels—the individual, the relationship, the community, and the societal”.

Dr. Carol Cunradi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Intimate partner violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Psychological aggression
  • Social-ecological model

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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