Intimate Partner Violence
In addition, stalking is often included among the types of IPV.
Stalking generally refers to repeated behavior that causes victims to feel a
high level of fear (Tjaden and Thoennes 2000). Learn more about stalking.
IPV is a serious problem that is common in our society. Violence by an
intimate partner is linked to both immediate and long-term health, social, and
economic consequences. Factors at all levels—individual, relationship,
community, and societal—contribute to the perpetration of IPV. Preventing IPV
requires a clear understanding of those factors, coordinated resources, and
empowering and initiating change in individuals, families, and society.
Learn more about IPV.