Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), also referred to as domestic violence, occurs when an individual purposely causes harm or threatens the risk of harm to any past or current partner or spouse.
Provides policymakers and other stakeholders with an overview of intimate partner violence (IPV) and its relationship to child trauma, as well as policy-relevant and child trauma-focused recommendations to assist them in their response to intimate
Describes the connections between intimate partner violence and substance use.
October was first declared as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 1989.
The following resources on Intimate Partner Violence were developed by the NCTSN.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) youth experience trauma at higher rates than their straight peers.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic ev
The policy resources below address research, education, and training, and include NCTSN products and materials developed by the NCCTS Policy Program and the NCTSN Policy Task Force.
Community violence is exposure to intentional acts of interpersonal violence committed in public areas by individuals who are not intimately related to the victim.