Intimate Partner Violence
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term “intimate partner violence” describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy.
The goal is to stop IPV before it begins. There is a lot to learn about how to prevent IPV. We do know that strategies that promote healthy behaviors in relationships are important. Programs that teach young people skills for dating can prevent violence. These programs can stop violence in dating relationships before it occurs.
In The Spotlight
- CDC Report on Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence in the U.S. Explores Victimization and Impact
- Breaking the Silence – Public Health’s Role in Intimate Partner Violence Prevention
- The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)
- DELTA FOCUS (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancements and Leadership Through Alliances, Focusing on Outcomes for Communities United with States)
- Dating Matters™: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships
- IPV Support on our Facebook page
- Training Professionals in the Primary Prevention of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence: A Planning Guide
Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices[PDF 4.52MB]