Data on IPV, Sexual Violence, and Stalking

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is hosting a webinar December 16th at 1 pm ET: National and State-level Data on Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking, presented by Michele Lynberg Black, PhD, MPH. Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required.

From the CDC:

This presentation will provide historical background about the collection of data on intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual violence (SV), and stalking,  as well as details about the upcoming launch of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Surveillance System (NISVSS).

IPV, SV, and stalking are important public health problems with serious consequences and costs to individuals, families, communities and society. Growth in research has occurred during the past twenty years with respect to these forms of violence. Still, there is a lack of reliable information on the incidence and prevalence of IPV, SV, and stalking victimization and trends over time at the national and state levels.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), in collaboration with the National Institutes of Justice (NIJ), and the Department of Defense (DoD) has developed the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Surveillance System (NISVSS). Beginning in 2010, NISVSS will collect ongoing population-based surveillance data, generating accurate and reliable incidence and prevalence estimates for IPV, SV, dating violence, and stalking victimization. The survey will be conducted among English and/or Spanish-speaking male and female adults (18 years and older) living in the United States.