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Build Healthy Relationships to End Violence

Formerly known as the Grand Challenge to Stop Family Violence, the Grand Challenge to Build Healthy

Relationships to End Violence recognizes the traumatizing impact of interpersonal violence across the

lifespan on individuals and families, as well as on communities and society. Whereas the former name of

this Grand Challenge focused on the overlap between child maltreatment and intimate partner violence,

the new framing assumes a broader mandate, grounded in the recognition that violence extends beyond

the family unit. Violence is associated with power differentials between dominant and non-dominant

groups (e.g., gender, race) and, as such, is perpetuated by prevailing social norms, structures, and

systems. The goal of the Grand Challenge is ambitious yet specific: to reduce interpersonal violence by

10% within the decade by strengthening healthy relationships.

To this end, network members have spent the past five years publishing widely, convening inclusively,

and collaborating creatively with researchers and practitioners from inside and outside the field of social

work. They have also articulated and advocated for their policy recommendations. Looking ahead, they

have developed a robust strategic plan to organize their activities over the next five years.

MURAL HONORS THE POSITIVE ROLE

OF LATINX FAMILIES IN THE PHOENIX AREA

The Si Se Puede - Yes We Can! mural was created in collaboration with the Survivor Link program in the

School of Social Work at ASU and community partner Chicanos Por La Causa.

Photo courtesy of Jill Messing, MSW, PhD

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