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Still looking for Mechanisms: A realist examination of why, for whom, and when batterer intervention programs lead to change

Velonis, Alisa; Mahabir, Debbie Finn; Maddox, Raglan; O'Campo, Patricia


Introduction: Complex interventions, including batterer intervention or treatment programs (BIPs), require that program strategies interact with contextual factors to trigger often unseen mechanisms in individuals or communities. Although hundreds of evaluations of BIPs have been published, few identify mechanisms or explain for whom, under what conditions, and why programs are effective. The goal of this realist review is to identify evidence of the mechanisms that contribute to successful...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Trauma, Violence, and Abuse
DOI: 10.1177/1524838018791285


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