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Violence Types

Consequences

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.

Risk Factor

Research gives us a better understanding of how and why intimate partner violence occurs. A range of factors have been identified that can increase the risk for victimization or perpetration.

Definitions

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.

Fact Sheet

By raising awareness about suicide, we can work together to stop it---before it happens. Learn more by downloading a valuable fact sheet about suicide here.

Fact Sheet

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.

Definitions

A consistent definition of sexual violence helps us understand and prevent it. It help us learn about who it affects and how, and the conditions that put people at risk. Find CDC’s definition here.

Risk Factor

Ongoing research is giving us a better understanding of who is affected by sexual violence and how and why it occurs. Preventing sexual violence before it happens is possible.

Consequences

Sexual violence is a significant public health concern. It has harmful and lasting physical, mental health, and economic consequences for victims, families, and communities. Find out more here.

Essentials for Childhood Framework

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.

Fact Sheet

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.