Interpersonal Violence Education



Important Definitions


Relationship Violence

Also called domestic violence, dating violence, or intimate partner violence—this is a pattern of abuse that occurs in an intimate, romantic relationship. It can take many different forms, including:

  • physical (e.g. hitting or pushing)
  • emotional (e.g. extreme jealousy, isolation)
  • verbal (e.g. yelling, swearing, name calling)
  • financial (e.g. withholding money so one partner is dependent on the other)
  • psychological (e.g. threats of suicide and/or homicide)
  • sexual (e.g. forcing or coercing a partner to have sex when they don’t want to)

Sexual Violence

This is a catch-all term that is most commonly associated with rape, but also includes sexual harassment, unwanted touching, etc. Any act of sex where the actor has not obtained consent from the other person(s) can be sexual assault. It is important to remember that no matter where you are, what you’re wearing, or what substances you have consumed, it is NEVER your fault if someone sexually assaults you.


A willful course of conduct directed at a specific person that will cause that person to be afraid or intimidated. Stalking can occur during a relationship, after a relationship, or in the absence of a relationship (e.g. a stranger or acquaintance stalking someone). Stalking makes normally legal behaviors illegal and can take several forms such as following a person; harassing via phone calls, text messages, emails, or social media; and leaving unwanted gifts.



Power and Control Wheel


Power and Control Wheel | The National Domestic Violence Hotline


Domestic Violence & Red Flags

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Intimate Partner Violence: Forensic Nurse Exam Indications

The Role of the Vague Nerve in Trauma Response, ft: Ana Martinez of The Blue Bench


Law and Medicine ft. Lisa Gramer



The intersection of Disability and IPV featuring community partner Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment (DOVE)




Community Resource: Rose Andom Center 



DV Awareness Month: SafeHouse Denver Domestic Violence Advocacy 


EnvisionYou: Improving LGBTQ+ Mental Health featuring Steven Haden



IPV Awareness and Prevention Interest Group Training Videos

             Interpersonal Violence 101

              Cycles of Violence, Trauma Informed Care, Communication

     Bystander Intervention



              SANE and Protection Orders

                   Community Resources

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