Two types of dating violence
Historically called "domestic violence," "intimate partner violence" describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former intimate partner or spouse.
NIJ has often partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the issue of violence against women, in particular by cosponsoring the National Violence Against Women Survey (NVAWS).However, it also is possible for any one of these types of abuse to occur alone.In fact, emotional abuse often occurs in the absence of other types of abuse.Learn more about stalking from NIJ's Stalking Web page. Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey. [note 1] Adapted from the NCIPC's Web page on Intimate Partner Violence, accessed May 19, 2007.