Intimate Partner Violence Resources


Definitions Articles:

  • Smith, S.G., Zhang, X., Basile, K.C., Merrick, M.T., Wang, J., Kresnow, M., Chen, J. (2018). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2015 Data Brief. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Updated guidelines for evaluating public health surveillance systems: recommendations from the guidelines working group. MMWR 2001;50(No. RR-13):1-51.

Consequences Articles:

  • Smith, S.G., Chen, J., Basile, K.C., Gilbert, L.K., Merrick, M.T., Patel, N., Walling, M., & Jain, A. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010-2012 State Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2017.
  • Johnson MP, Leone JM. The differential effects of intimate terrorism and situational couple violence. J Fam Issues.2005;26(3):322–349.
  • United States Department of Justice. Crime in the United States, 2010. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reports, Washington, DC, 2011.
  • Black MC. Intimate partner violence and adverse health consequences: implications for clinicians. Am J Lifestyle Med; 2011;5(5):428-439.
  • Breiding MJ, Black MC, Ryan GW. Chronic disease and health risk behaviors associated with intimate partner violence—18 U.S. states/territories, 2005. Ann Epidemiol . 2008; 18:538–544.
  • Crofford LJ. Violence, stress, and somatic syndromes. Trauma Violence Abuse.2007; 8:299–313.
  • Leserman J, Drossman DA. Relationship of abuse history to functional gastrointestinal disorders and symptoms. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2007; 8:331–343.
  • Appel AE, Holden GW. The co-occurrence of spouse and physical child abuse: A review and appraisal. J of Family Psychol. 1998; 12; 578–599.
  • Tjaden P, Thoennes N. Extent, nature, and consequences of intimate partner violence: findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey. Washington (DC): Department of Justice (US); 2000. Publication No. NCJ 181867. Available from: icon.
  • Coker AL, Davis KE, Arias I, Desai S, Sanderson M, Brandt HM, et al. Physical and mental health effects of intimate partner violence for men and women. Am J Prev Med. 2002;23(4):260–268.
  • Heise L, Garcia-Moreno C. Violence by intimate partners. In: Krug E, Dahlberg LL, Mercy JA, et al., editors. World report on violence and health. Geneva (Switzerland): World Health Organization. 2002; 87–121.
  • Roberts TA, Klein JD, Fisher S. Longitudinal effect of intimate partner abuse on high-risk behavior among adolescents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003; 157(9):875–981.
  • Warshaw C, Brashler B, Gil J. Mental health consequences of intimate partner violence. In Mitchell C, Anglin D, editors. Intimate partner violence: a health- based perspective. New York: Oxford University Press; 2009. 147-171.
  • Plichta SB. Intimate partner violence and physical health consequences: policy and practice implications. J Interpers Violence. 2004;19(11):1296–1323.
  • Roberts TA, Auinger P, Klein JD. Intimate partner abuse and the reproductive health of sexually active female adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2005; 36(5):380–385.
  • Silverman JG, Raj A, Mucci L, Hathaway J. Dating violence against adolescent girls and associated substance use, unhealthy weight control, sexual risk behavior, pregnancy, and suicidality. JAMA. 2001; 286(5):572–579.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWRs):

Risk and Protective Factors Articles:

  • Capaldi DM, Knoble NB, Shortt JW, Kim HK. A systematic review of risk factors for intimate partner violence. Partner Abuse 2012;3(2):231–80.
  • Vagi KJ, Rothman EF, Laztman NE, Tharp AT, Hall DM, Breiding MJ. Beyond correlates: a review of risk and protective factors for adolescent dating violence perpetration. J Youth Adolesc. 2013;42:633–49.
  • Yakubovich AR, Stӧckl H, Murray J, Melendez-Torres GJ, Steinert JI, Glavin CE, Humphreys DK. Risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence against women: systematic review and meta-analyses of prospective-longitudinal studies. Am J Public Health. 2018;108(7):e1-e11.




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.
  • National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)
    CDC funds NVDRS in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to gather, share, and link state-level data on violent deaths. NVDRS provides CDC and states with a more complete understanding of violent deaths. This enables policy makers and community leaders to make informed decisions about violence prevention programs, including those that address intimate partner violence.
  • 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)external icon
    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)external icon
    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)external icon
    Add Health is a longitudinal study of a nationally representative sample of adolescents in grades 7-12 in the United States during the 1994-95 school year. The cohort was most recently interviewed in 2008 when the sample was aged 24-32. Add Health is re-interviewing cohort members in a Wave V follow-up from 2016-2018 to collect social, environmental, behavioral, and biological data with which to track the emergence of chronic disease as the cohort moves through their fourth decade of life.

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:

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 Councilexternal icon
    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.

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


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:
Resource Centers:
Page last reviewed: October 23, 2018