Intimate Partner Violence Resources

Definitions:

Fact Sheet:

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWRs):

  • Johns MM, Lowry R, Haderxhanaj LT, Rasberry CN, Robin L, Scales L, Stone D, Suarez NA. Trends in violence victimization and suicide risk by sexual identity among high school students—Youth Risk Behavior Survey, United States, 2015–2019. MMWR supplements. 2020 Aug 21;69(1):19.
  • Basile KC, Clayton HB, DeGue S, et al. Interpersonal Violence Victimization Among High School Students — Youth Risk Behavior Survey, United States, 2019. MMWR Suppl 2020;69(Suppl-1):28–37. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.su6901a4.
  • Johns MM, Lowry R, Andrzejewski J, et al. Transgender Identity and Experiences of Violence Victimization, Substance Use, Suicide Risk, and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among High School Students — 19 States and Large Urban School Districts, 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:67–71. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6803a3.

CDC Reports:

CDC Data Sources:

  • National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)
    NISVS is an ongoing survey that collects the most current and comprehensive national-and state-level data on intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking victimization in the United States.
  • The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)
    NSFG gathers information on family life, marriage and divorce, pregnancy, infertility, use of contraception, and men’s and women’s health. The survey results are used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and others to plan health services and health education programs, and to do statistical studies of families, fertility, and health.
  • Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
    PRAMS collects state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy. Data on physical abuse by an intimate partner during and after pregnancy are collected.
  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
    CDC’s YRBSS monitors health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability, including intimate partner violence (in the form of sexual and physical teen dating violence), among young people in the United States.

Other Federal Data Sources:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    Each year, the FBI publishes a summary of crime in the United States, hate crime statistics, special studies, reports, and monographs.
  • National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
    NCVS is the primary source of information on criminal victimization in the United States. The survey enables the Bureau of Justice Statistics to estimate the likelihood of victimization by rape, sexual assault, robbery, assault, theft, household burglary, intimate partner violence victimization, and motor vehicle theft.

Non-Federal Data Sources:

  • National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health)
    The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) is a longitudinal study of a nationally representative sample of over 20,000 adolescents who were in grades 7-12 during the 1994-95 school year and have been followed for five waves to date, most recently in 2016-18.

CDC Resources:

  • CDC’s Extramural Research Program
    CDC funds universities, medical centers and other outside organizations to conduct research related to intimate partner violence prevention.
  • Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships
    CDC’s teen dating violence prevention initiative seeks to reduce dating violence and increase healthy relationships.
  • DELTA Impact
    The Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancements and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) Impact program funds State Domestic Violence Coalitions to implement strategies and approaches designed to prevent intimate partner violence while also funding local communities to do the same.

Other Federal Resources:

Additional Online Resources:

  • Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
    This is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
  • Casa de Esperanza
    This organization is a leader in the domestic violence movement and a national resource center for organizations working with Latinas in the United States.
  • FaithTrust Institute
    Formerly known as The Center for the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence, FaithTrust Institute is an interreligious, educational resource that addresses sexual and domestic violence issues.
  • Futures Without Violence
    Striving to reach new audiences and transform social norms, the organization trains professionals such as doctors, nurses, athletic coaches, and judges on improving responses to violence and abuse.
  • National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
    NCVC is a nonprofit organization that serves victims of all types of crime, including intimate partner violence.
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
    NCADV is a membership organization of domestic violence coalitions and service programs.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    The National Domestic Violence Hotline connects individuals to help in their area by using a nationwide database that includes detailed information about domestic violence shelters, other emergency shelters, legal advocacy and assistance programs, and social service programs.
  • National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence
    The center has supports health care practitioners, administrators and systems, domestic violence experts, survivors, and policy makers at all levels as they improve health care’s response to domestic violence.
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
    NNEDV is a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions that provides legislative and policy advocacy, training, technical assistance, and funds to domestic violence advocates through the NNEDV Fund.
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)
    The center is a comprehensive source of information on the many issues related to domestic violence. A wide range of free, comprehensive, and individualized technical assistance information, training, and resource materials can be accessed from the website.
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
    NSVRC provides leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaborating, sharing, and creating resources and promoting research.
  • National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center
    The center provides information to scientists, practitioners, advocates, grassroots organizations, and any other professionals or lay persons interested in current topics related to violence against women and its prevention.
  • PreventConnect
    PreventConnect, a project of ValorUS (formerly, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault), features an online public Listserv, prevention wiki, podcasts, and frequent web-based forums that provide prevention experts with a vehicle for analyzing and discussing ongoing efforts to prevent domestic and sexual violence.
  • The North West Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
    The NW Network provides support for survivors and resources to prevent and respond to intimate partner violence in the gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual communities through education, advocacy, and organizing.
  • Prevent IPV
    The IPV Prevention Council represents a unified national effort committed to enhancing the capacity of state/territory domestic violence coalitions and community-based domestic violence programs to advance a comprehensive national prevention agenda and broaden support for its full implementation at the national, state, territory and local levels.
  • The Stalking Resource Center
    The center advocates for stronger rights, protections and services for crime victims; provides education, training and evaluation; and serves as a trusted source of current information through collaboration with state, local, and federal partners.
  • Ujima, Inc: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community
    The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community serves as a national, culturally specific services issue resource center to provide support to and be a voice for the Black Community in response to domestic, sexual and community violence.
  • Violence Against Women Electronic Network (VAWnet)
    VAWnet provides a collection of full-text, searchable resources on domestic violence, sexual violence, and related issues. This tool provides access to abstracts from published studies that have measured the effectiveness of interventions to prevent violence.
  • Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center
    Workplaces Respond provides resources, training, and technical assistance to employers, survivors, co-workers, and advocates to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual harassment and violence, trafficking, and stalking impacting the workplace.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence (Violence Against Women)
    This WHO’s webpage includes data on sexual and intimate partner violence prevalence and risk and protective factors, key strategies for prevention, factsheets and infographics, publications, and other resources.
  • World Health Organization/World Report on Violence and Health [221 KB, 36 Pages, Print Only]
    This report, written mainly for researchers and practitioners, raises global awareness about the problems of violence and shows that violence is preventable.
  • World Health Organization’s Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women [945 KB, 19 Pages, Print Only]
    This report from 2005 presents initial results based on interviews with 24,000 women. Report findings document the prevalence of intimate partner violence and its association with women’s physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health. Data are included on non-partner violence, sexual abuse during childhood and forced first sexual experience. The report concludes with 15 recommendations to strengthen national commitment and action on violence against women.

Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships
CDC’s web page that provides information about the Dating Matters Program. See the Dating Matters Publications and Resources web page  for all resources related to Dating Matters.

DELTA Impact
CDC’s web page that provides information about the Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancements and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) Impact program.

History of DELTA:

Please visit these web pages for more information on DELTADELTA PREP, and DELTA FOCUS.

National Partners and Engagement:

  • Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Council
    The Council is committed to enhancing the capacity of state/territory domestic violence coalitions and community-based domestic violence programs to advance a comprehensive national prevention agenda and broaden support for its full implementation at the national, state, territory and local levels.
  • Prevent Connect
    PreventConnect is a national project of ValorUS (formerly, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault). The goal of PreventConnect is to advance the primary prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts

Preventing Stalking
CDC’s web page that provides information about Stalking.

Publications:
Federal Resources:
Hotlines:
  • Victim Connect: 1-855-4VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224
  • The National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Resource Centers:
Additional Resources:
  • Technology-Facilitated Stalking
    The Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence explores the intersection of technology and domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, and dating violence.

Teen Dating Violence
CDC’s web page that provides information about Teen Dating Violence.

Publications:

Fact Sheet:

CDC Reports:

Additional Resources

CDC Resources:

  • Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH)
    CDC’s DASH works to promote environments where youth can gain fundamental health knowledge and skills, establish healthy behaviors for a lifetime, connect to health services, and avoid becoming pregnant or infected with HIV or STDs.
Other Federal Resources:
  • Youth.gov
    Youth.gov helps users create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs.
Hotlines:
Resource Centers:
  • PreventConnect
    PreventConnect is a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. The goal of PreventConnect is to advance the primary prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts.