Injury, disability, and death can result from repeated or a one-time incident of intimate partner violence. Physical and psychological harm can produce lifelong issues for victims and communities. But, there is hope.
Intimate partner violence is a major public health concern; millions of women and men in the U.S. are victims each year. Using a consistent definition helps us to know where it occurs, who it affects, and its impact.
Child maltreatment includes harm to a child in the form of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse or neglect. Increased awareness and education about the issue can help communities prevent it before it happens.
Relationships and environments where children are nurtured and safe help them become healthy and productive adults. Prevention resources, such as Essentials for Childhood, can help communities promote positive environments and relationships.
CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) offers valuable data to help communities stop intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking before it starts. Learn more through this fact sheet which provides an overview.