This research paper focuses on positive father involvement as an Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) prevention strategy, that is, a strategy to prevent IPV before those behaviors develop in the next generation. The report provides a rationale for new investments in positive father involvement strategies including specific recommendations in the areas of research, policy, and programming. This report is situated within a broader research agenda designed to build a comprehensive strategy to engage men and boys in violence prevention.
Shift gratefully acknowledges our various funders and contributors. We would like to especially thank the Max Bell Foundation and the United Way of Calgary and Area for supporting this project. Thank you to Dr. Karen Benzies, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary and Dr. David Long, Faculty of Sociology, The King’s University College for their expertise and feedback on earlier versions of the paper.