Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence is a serious public health problem in the United States that can have a profound impact lifelong health, opportunity, and well-being. CDC works to understand the problem of intimate partner violence and prevent it.

Need Help? Know Someone Who Does?

National Domestic Violence Hotlineexternal icon
Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224.

Love is Respect National Teen Dating Abuse Helplineexternal icon
Call 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network’s (RAINN) National Sexual Assault Hotlineexternal icon
Call 800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence external icon

Technical Package
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Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices pdf icon[4.52 MB, 64 Pages]

This technical package represents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and states sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) and its consequences across the lifespan.

Learn how you can implement strategies from the technical packages with CDC’s Violence Prevention in Practice tool.

Page last reviewed: October 9, 2021