Partnering with community-based organizations to reduce intimate partner violence

Tina Bloom, Jennifer Wagman, Rebecca Hernandez, Nan Yragui, Noelia Hernandez-Valdovinos, Marie Dahlstrom, Nancy Glass

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Latinas experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) often avoid formal resources due to fear, distrust, and cultural and language barriers, yet little research addresses culturally appropriate interventions for abused Latinas. To develop effective interventions, we must include abused Latinas' voices in research and collaborate with the community-based organizations (CBOs) that serve them. This article's team of academics and CBOs used a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to inform development of a culturally and linguistically appropriate IPV intervention for Latinas. The authors were able to reach abused Latinas (n = 114) with a relatively low mean acculturation level in a state that is only 8% Latino. The authors share six recommendations from their successful experience to engage, enhance, and sustain research partnerships with CBOs, including strategies to share power and knowledge, and demonstrate accountability to the partnership and the community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-257
Number of pages14
JournalHispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2009


  • Collaborative
  • Community-based participatory research (CBPR)
  • Intervention
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Latino

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Linguistics and Language


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