This toolkit is intended to serve as a resource to assist organizations with addressing intimate partner violence and perinatal depression simultaneously by providing assessment tools, links to national resources, and highlighting promising practices and evaluation tools to assess efforts. The toolkit was developed based on an understanding of the multiple factors that increase the risk of perinatal depression and intimate partner violence and the complexity of the interaction of these factors. Section 1 highlights relevant research and statistics on IPV/PD. Section 2 contains tools to assess readiness for organizational change, current assets, and potential challenges. Sections 3-7 address the core strategies and tools that will be helpful in addressing IPV/PD in the community. Section 8 contains the post-assessment and should be used after the organization has implemented efforts around IPV/PD.
Evidence Rating: III