Intimate partner violence (IPV), also called domestic violence, is defined as violent or aggressive behavior from a current or previous partner. IPV can also involve direct harm or threats toward children and pets. Nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in the U.S. report severe physical violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.
CSTS has developed 4 new fact sheets to address this public health issue to help understand IPV behavior, identify signs, and provide support to victims of IPV. These factsheets are intended for those who may observe IPV, victims, and civilian and military clinicians.