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Violence Types

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Video gives definition of intimate partner violence and describes strategies to prevent it.

Connecting the Dots

Different types of violence are connected and often share the same root causes. They can take place under one roof, in the same community or neighborhood, at the same time or at different stages of life.

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Social norms refer to values, beliefs, attitudes, and/or behaviors shared by a group of people. They are often based on what people believe to be normal, typical, or appropriate. Social norms can function as unspoken rules or guidelines for how people behave, and for how people are expected to behave.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Join the movement to promote safe, violence-free relationships throughout Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month.


Everyone is positively impacted by a lifetime of healthy, positive relationships.

Dating Matters

Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention helps educators, school personnel, youth leaders, and others working to improve the health of teens.


CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) offers valuable data to help communities stop sexual violence before it starts. Download information, tools, and other resources here.

Fact Sheet

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

Preventing intimate partner violence is possible. Download current information about IPV and how you can help prevent it.