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ERIC Number: ED532221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Intimate Partner Violence. Prevention Update
Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines intimate partner violence (IPV) as violence between two people in a close relationship, including current and former spouses and dating partners. IPV occurs on a continuum from a single episode to ongoing battering and can include physical violence, sexual violence, threats, emotional abuse, stalking, and controlling reproductive health. IPV is a significant issue for college campuses. According to the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, most male and female victims of IPV "experienced some form of IPV for the first time before age 25." A review of college-specific studies yielded estimates of IPV among college students ranging from 13 to 74 percent, although the most consistent findings range from 20 to 33 percent. A 2011 review summarized the literature about specific types of IPV, estimating that approximately 20-30 percent of college students have experienced physical violence, 70-90 percent have experienced psychological violence, and 3-20 percent have experienced sexual violence in a dating relationship. This paper presents data on intimate partner violence. A list of resources is included.
Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention. EDC, Inc. 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453. Tel: 800-676-1730; Fax: 617-928-1537; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Education Development Center, Inc.; Office of Safe and Healthy Students (ED)
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention (ED)