Delta Impact

Delta IMPACT

What is DELTA IMPACT?

The Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancements and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) Impact program provides financial support from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to agencies and local communities to implement strategies and approaches designed to prevent intimate partner violence.

The purpose of DELTA Impact is to aid communities in implementing programs and policies that will focus on decreasing risk factors that may lead to intimate partner violence and increasing protective factors that prevent it.

 

Delta Impact Theory of Change

This diagram illustrates the Theory of Change for DELTA Impact. CDC partners with State Domestic Violence Coalitions to provide the inputs and resources needed to support community and societal level primary prevention activities. These activities contribute to outcomes that lead to state coalitions’ ability to decrease intimate partner violence.*

* National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention, 2018.

Delta Impact recipients:

Ten states have been awarded the Delta Impact Grant to implement protective and preventative measures against intimate partner violence.

 

Statistics:

  • National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (STRiV) reports (2016)1:
    • 12-18 year olds – 69% reported lifetime Adolescent Relationship Abuse victimization (63% lifetime ARA perpetration)
    • Psychological abuse was most common for these youth (over 60%)
    • Substantial rates of sexual abuse (18%) and physical abuse victimization (18%), as well as 12% reporting perpetrating physical abuse and/or sexual abuse (12%)
    • Researchers found dating youth 12-18 years old reported a sexual assault rate of 17.8 % for girls and 17.3 % for boys.
  • One in three girls in the US is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence. (2018)2
  • Robert Wood Johnson Teen Dating Violence study (2013)3 :
    • 75% of 7th grade students surveyed report every having a boyfriend or girlfriend.
    • 37% of 7th grade students were victims of psychological TDV
    • 15% of 7th grade students report being victims of physical TDV
    • 37%  of 7th grade students they had witnessed episodes of physical TDV.

 

Shifting Boundaries:

The Alliance for Community Transformations, specifically Mountain Crisis Services, has partnered with The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, Strategic Prevention Solutions with funding from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in ongoing efforts to address prevention and protective measure in the fight against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (DV/SA) in Mariposa County. We are working closely with the schools within our district to implement a program called Shifting Boundaries.

The Shifting Boundaries program targets middle school age children in providing school wide and classroom educational components. The Shifting Boundaries program addresses harassment and bullying type behaviors with youth and promotes healthy peer-to-peer relationships, respectful boundaries, and reduces tolerance for violence among students. Shifting Boundaries promotes positive school climate and merges safety into its curriculum while raising awareness about dating violence, sexual harassment, peer-to-peer harass-ment, and bullying. It incorporates school and community protective factors that empower students to reach out to peers, adults, or other agencies in the community when their boundaries have been crossed and they need help.

Shifting Boundaries Facts:

  • Shifting Boundaries is unique in that it embraces an environmental approach that identifies multiple strategies to support young people – both school-wide interventions and classroom lessons.*4
  • It is an “evidence-based, multi-level prevention program for middle school students on sexual harassment and precursors to dating violence.” *4
  • Results of the original study supported Shifting Boundaries Program is effective in reducing dating/peer violence (especially sexual violence) and sexual harassment. *5

If you’d like more information about the Shifting Boundaries Program please contact:

Tamy M. Wolk
Prevention Specialist
tamy@alliance4you.org
Mountain Crisis Services
PO Box 2075
5079 Hwy. 140
Mariposa, Ca 95338
209-742-5865 office
209-966-2350/1-888-966-2350 -24 hour Crisis Line

Please click the link or cut and paste the link to your browser: http://www.preventconnect.org/2018/11/2018-national-sexual-assault-conference-expanding-the-boundaries-of-shifting-boundaries-from-initial-implementation-to-innovation/.

References:
*1 Taylor, B., Mumford, E., Liu, W. (2016). The National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (STRiV). Retrieved from https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/250292.pdf.
*2 Loveisrespect.org. (2018). Dating Abuse Statistics. Retrieved from https://www.loveisrespect.org/resources/dating-violence-statistics/.
*3 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (2013). Start strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships. Retrieved from https://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/evaluations/2013/rwjf407673.
*4 Taylor, B., Stein, N., Woods, D., Mumford, E. (2011) Shifting Boundaries: Final Report on an Experimental Evaluation of a Youth Da-ting Violence Prevention Program in New York City Middle Schools. Retrieved from https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/236175.pdf.
*5 Prevent connect.org. (2013). Shifting Boundaries. Retrieved from http://www.preventconnect.org/2013/05/shifting_boundaries/.