Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
Family Resource Brief
Project (AVP) Hotline.
Crisis intervention and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, queer, and HIV-affected people who are victims
and survivors of violence,
including intimate partner violence. The bilingual (English and Spanish)
hotline is available 24 hours a day and is staffed by trained
volunteers and professional
counselors. Telephone: (212) 714-1141.
Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC): Help for Crime Victims.
Contact information for local services
for victims of all types of crime. Search by type of
crime (for example, domestic violence, dating violence) or special
need (for example, language, disability), among other criteria.
- National Dating Abuse Helpline. Support and resource referrals by trained peer advocates 24 hours a day for teens and young adults experiencing dating abuse. Telephone: (866) 331-9474; (866) 331-8453 (TDD); chat online; or text loveis to 77054.
Domestic Violence Hotline.
Crisis intervention, safety
planning, information about domestic
violence, and referrals
to local services to victims
of domestic violence and those
calling on their behalf. Help is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services. Telephone:
(800) 799-SAFE (799-7233);
(800) 787-3224 (TDD).
- Office on Violence Against Women: Local Resources. Directory of state domestic violence coalitions, state sexual assault coalitions, and tribal women's coalitions.
- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): National Sexual Assault Hotline. Free, confidential counseling 24 hours a day in partnership with rape crisis centers across the country. Telephone: (800) 656-HOPE (656-4673). The hotline also offers an online interface. Or search by state or zip code to find a local crisis center.
- Also see the Community Services Locator: An Online Directory for Finding Community Services for Children and Families.
- American Bar Association (ABA): Domestic Violence. Information in English and Spanish about your legal rights, getting an order
of protection, and where to go for help. Also view materials for military families.
- Futures Without Violence. Fact sheets on topics like IPV and gun violence, child exposure, workplace effects, health care, housing, and more; safety tips; and safety cards for victims and their families in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
- GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project. Information about IPV and safety planning.
Domestic Violence. Links to information in English, Spanish, Arabic,
Bosnian, Russian, and Somali.
- Military OneSource: Child Abuse and Domestic Abuse. Information for military families about reporting options, how to find help, safety planning, helping victims and those in crisis, and financial assistance.
Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).
Information about getting help, safety
plans, workplace safety, hiring a lawyer,
Internet safety, and protecting your identity.
- womenshealth.gov: Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence. Information about getting help, domestic violence shelters, transitional housing, child exposure to IPV, HIV and IPV, why some women don't leave, and IPV and older women. Also links to information about violence against women with disabilities and women who are immigrants and refugees.
- WomensLaw.org. State-specific legal information in English and Spanish for victims of IPV or sexual assault. Topics include types of abuse; staying safe; finding help; state laws about restraining or protection orders, divorce, custody, and more; preparing for court; and helping others.
Learn more about intimate partner violence (IPV), child maltreatment, children and adolescents exposed to violence, and dating violence among adolescents.
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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Family Resource Brief, 2nd ed. (June 2013). (Updated: July 2014).
Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., MCH Digital Library.
Reviewers: Jennifer Allison, Ph.D., Children's Safety Network; Sally Fogerty, B.S.N., M.Ed., Children's Safety Network; Rebecca Hunt, M.P.A., Children's Safety Network; Shree Mohanty, M.A., M.S., R.D., L.D., Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Region V; Olivia Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Digital Library; Morrisa B. Rice, M.H.A., R.E.H.S., R.S., HRSA Office of Women's Health; and Ellen Schmidt, B.S., M.S., O.T.R., Children's Safety Network.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., MCH Digital Library.