A Common Elements Treatment Approach to Reduce IPV in Zambia
This brief summarises a randomised controlled trial of a Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) in Zambia to prevent and reduce intimate partner violence (IPV) against women.
CETA is a scientifically proven intervention that combines treatments for a range of mental health issues (trauma, depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse) into a single model. The intervention in Zambia took a community-based approach adapted to a low-and-middle- income setting to reduce IPV.
Overall the RCT found that the CETA approach used in Zambia had a positive impact in reducing intimate partner violence within families and had a positive impact on alcohol abuse and mental health among communities.