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A "Word" About Domestic Violence

Other words used to talk or write about "domestic violence" include:

  • Wife battering
  • Domestic abuse
  • Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
  • Family violence
  • Relationship violence
  • Spousal violence
  • Dating violence

These terms don't necessarily mean the same things and can describe varied behaviors and relationships. However, each term can bring to light a different aspect of domestic violence.

Other Places to Find Information, Statistics and Research About Domestic Violence:

  • VAWnet, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is housed within the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV). VAWnet is an easily accessible and comprehensive collection of full-text, searchable electronic resources on domestic violence, sexual violence and related issues.
  • Mincava e-lectronic clearinghouse provides an extensive pool of up-to-date educational resources about all types of violence, including higher education syllabi, published research, funding sources, upcoming training events, individuals or organizations which serve as resources, and searchable databases with over 1000 training manuals, videos and other education resources.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service Library, is administered by the Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. NCJRSP provides access to reports, statistics, and research from many federal government agencies, including the FBI, National Institute of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, FBI and census bureau.
  • WomensLaw.org, a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, provides legal information and support to victims of domestic violence.
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