Intimate Partner Violence Resources


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: icon.
  • 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: icon.

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)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:

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.
  • Prevent Connectexternal icon
    PreventConnect is a national project of ValorUSexternal icon (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.

Federal Resources:
  • 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 Stalkingexternal icon
    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.


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:
Resource Centers:
Page last reviewed: November 2, 2021