January is Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Awareness Month

Updated: January 1, 2024

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 – HHS

“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 – HHS

Intimate Partner Violence – Who is an intimate partner? – Office on Women’s Health – US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
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 for Disease Control & Prevention (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 Resources in New York – The New York Women’s Foundation

IPV Health
Intimate Partner Violence Is a Leading Health Issue
Intimate Partner Violence and Health: Impacts, Response and Prevention

Intimate Partner Violence & What is the difference between Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence? – Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions – Janis P. Bellack Library
Frontlines of Intimate Partner Violence – Simmons University
How HRSA Addresses Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) – Health Resources & Services Administration
Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence Services for Brooklyn and Staten Island Residents – Seamen’s Society for Children and Families
Safety Plan to Prevent Technology Abuse – NYC Anti-Violence Project
Intimate Partner Violence NYC Resources – CONNECT

Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
“Intimate Partner Violence & Stalking Awareness Panel Discussion” – Moderated by CWNY
CWNY’s list of resources on Domestic Violence Awareness
CWNY’s Interview with a Hairstylist on Domestic Violence Awareness for Beauty Professionals – CWNY Podcast
CWNY’s list of resources on Stalking Awareness
CWNY’s Women’s Issues Think Tank: Stalking Awareness
CWNY’s list of resources on Abuser/Batterer Intervention