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Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate Partner Violence

What is the difference between intimate partner violence and domestic violence?

Some people will use these terms interchangeably, but there are some distinctions. Intimate partner violence (IPV) has become the preferred terminology to use because it covers a broader range. In many cases, "domestic violence" has been used for heterosexual couples residing in the same home, typically with the male as the abuser and the female as the victim. IPV is intended to cover all types of intimate relationships and is not exclusive to people living together. 

diagram with the types of control (children, pets/property, stalking, relationships) and types of abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, economic, and legal)

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Intimate Partner Violence and COVID-19

graphic showing intensifying factors of domestic abuse during the pandemic, including isolation with abusers, security, health, and money worries, cramped living conditions, movement restrictions, and deserted public spaces.

Retrieved from: https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/in-focus-gender-equality-in-covid-19-response/violence-against-women-during-covid-19

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Conditions/Injuries Related to Intimate Partner Violence

A chart showing the physical and psychological trauma associated with intimate partner violence and how it can lead to disability or even death.

From: Simonelli, A., Pasquali, C.E., & De Palo, F. (2014). Intimate partner violence and drug-addicted women: From explicative models to gender-oriented treatments. European Journal of Psychotraumatology5(0), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.3402/ejpt.v5.24496

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Prevention

Diagram showing preventing intimate partner violence through teaching health/safe relationship skills, engaging influential adults and peers, disrupt developmental pathways to intimate partner violence, create protective environments, strengthen economic support for families, support survivors

Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/fastfact.html

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Interventions

diagram showing a "power and control" wheel which shows components of nonviolence and equality in relationships

Retrieved from: https://dvipiowa.org/resources/what-is-domestic-abuse/

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Teen Dating

statistics about teen intimate partner violence, 1 in 11 female teens and 1 in 15 male teens experience physical violence in their dating relationships, 1 in 9 females and 1 in 36 high school students experience sexual violence, and 26% of women and 15% of men experience intimate partner violence for the first time before the age of 18

Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/teendatingviolence/fastfact.html

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