January is Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month

Updated: January 1, 2022

Intimate Partner Violence is a broader term for Domestic Violence. It includes physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, as well as sexual coercion and stalking by a current or former intimate partner.  An intimate partner is a person with whom you have or had a close personal or sexual relationship. Intimate partner violence affects millions of women each year in the United States.Office on Women’s Health

Nearly 1 in 6 pregnant women in the U.S. have been abused by a partner. Women who experience intimate partner violence prior to and during pregnancy are at increased risk of low maternal weight gains, infections, high blood pressure and are more likely to deliver pre-term or low birth weight babies. Women who received prenatal counseling for IPV had fewer recurrent episodes of IPV during and post pregnancy, as well as better birth outcomes such as lower rates of preterm birth and low birth weight. — Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Intimate Partner Violence – Who is an intimate partner? (Office of Women’s Health – US Department of Health & Human Services)
Intimate Partner Violence: Patterns, Consequences, & Special Populations (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women)
Intimate Partner Violence Facts & Resources (American Psychological Association)
Intimate Partner Violence: What is It and What Does It Look Like? (Anxiety and Depression Association of America)
Intimate Partner Violence – 720 Studies (World Health Organization)
Intimate Partner Violence: 4 Types of Behavior (Centers of Disease Control & Prevention (CDC))
Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Video – A Detailed View Into Intimate Partner Violence (CDC)
Intimate Partner Violence: Services for Victims (NYC Health & Hospitals)
Intimate Partner Violence Is a Workplace Issue (Harvard Business Review)
Preventing Intimate Partner Violence – Training Healthcare Professionals (Accelerate Learning Community – University of Utah Health)
Intimate Partner Violence Screening: Tools and Techniques (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – Dept. of Health & Human Services)
Intimate Partner Resources in New York (The New York Women’s Foundation)