Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 225–231 | Cite as

“Strength at Home” Group Intervention for Military Populations Engaging in Intimate Partner Violence: Pilot Findings

  • Casey T. TaftEmail author
  • Alexandra Macdonald
  • Candice M. Monson
  • Sherry M. Walling
  • Patricia A. Resick
  • Christopher M. Murphy


In this brief report, we present information on the Strength at Home intervention to treat male active duty or military veteran perpetrators of intimate partner violence (IPV) as well as preliminary pilot study findings. Strength at Home is a 12-session cognitive-behavioral group intervention developed by the authors that is based on a social information processing model of IPV perpetration. Six men referred to two intervention groups and five collateral female partners participated in this pilot study. Findings indicated large reductions for most indices of physical and psychological IPV from pre-treatment to 6-month follow-up. These initial results are promising though the small sample size and other study limitations preclude our ability to draw firm conclusions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Casey T. Taft
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Alexandra Macdonald
    • 1
    • 2
  • Candice M. Monson
    • 3
  • Sherry M. Walling
    • 4
  • Patricia A. Resick
    • 1
    • 2
  • Christopher M. Murphy
    • 5
  1. 1.Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System (116B-4)BostonUSA
  2. 2.Boston UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.Ryerson UniversityTorontoCanada
  4. 4.Fresno Pacific UniversityFresnoUSA
  5. 5.University of MarylandBaltimoreUSA

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