Reducing Intimate Partner Violence Among Latinas Through the Moms' Empowerment Program: an Efficacy Trial Academic Article uri icon


  • 2018, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. Although intimate partner violence (IPV) is a particularly prevalent public health concern among Latina populations, the evidence-based treatment options for Latinas who experience IPV are limited. The present study tested the efficacy of the Moms Empowerment Program (MEP), an intervention for Spanish-speaking Latina mothers who had recently experienced IPV. Participants (N = 95) were assigned to a Treatment (n = 55) or a waitlist Control (n = 40) condition, and those in the Treatment group completed a 10-week intervention designed to address the problems associated with IPV. Intent-to-treat analyses using multiple regression revealed that Latinas participation in the MEP was associated with reductions in IPV exposure. These findings provide preliminary evidence that the MEP may reduce exposure to physical violence among Spanish-speaking Latinas.

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  • 0.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Clark, H. M., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Galano, M. M., Stein, S. F., Montalvo-Liendo, N., & Graham-Bermann, S.

citation count

  • 18

complete list of authors

  • Clark, Hannah M||Grogan-Kaylor, Andrew||Galano, Maria M||Stein, Sara F||Montalvo-Liendo, Nora||Graham-Bermann, Sandra

publication date

  • May 2018