CDC Supports Violence Prevention Practitioners with Release of New Materials from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) in 2010 to assess experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual violence (SV), and stalking among adult women and men in the United States. NISVS is the first ongoing survey dedicated solely to describing and monitoring these forms of violence as public health issues. To date, two reports based on NISVS have been released—the 2010 Summary Report (published in 2011) and the 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation (published in 2013).
To provide additional detail around the survey and highlight key findings across different audiences and types of violence, an overview brochure and three supporting fact sheets have been developed. The overview brochure provides basic information about the survey, including information on how the data were collected. Two supporting fact sheets feature key findings from the published reports and opportunities for prevention. Additionally, a customizable fact sheet template provides partners, grantees, and others with the ability to draw attention to state-level data and showcase their local prevention efforts.
We encourage our partners, grantees, and other groups to use these materials to educate their communities about IPV, SV, and stalking. The brochure, 2010 Summary Findings, Findings by Sexual Orientation, and Customizable Template fact sheets, as well as the Reports are accessible on our Violence Prevention webpage.
· Learn more about intimate partner violence and sexual violence prevention at CDC
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