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Services focused on managing problems that are evident and causing harm, changing patterns of interaction, and repairing damage; the goal is to prevent further violence or abuse, address the attitudes and behaviors of abusers who have perpetrated IPV, and, when possible, restore interactions and quality of life within the couple relationship.

Citation: Jaffe, P. G., & Wolfe, D. A. (2003). Prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault. VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence/Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence. https://vawnet.org/material/prevention-domestic-violence-and-sexual-assault; Myers‐Walls, J. A., Ballard, S. M., Darling, C. A., & Myers‐Bowman, K. S. (2011). Reconceptualizing the domain and boundaries of family life education. Family Relations, 60(4), 357–372. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-3729.2011.00659.x

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