This tipsheet, building on the 2011 Dart Center workshop "Out of the Shadows: Reporting on Intimate Partner Violence," reviews essential background for reporting on IPV.
Resources for Intimate Partner Violence
The Facts on Domestic, Dating and Sexual Violence.
This workshop included background briefings as well as specialized reporting skills training to enhance journalists’ capacity to report on relationship violence knowledgeably, ethically and effectively. It examined these issues across diverse communities and special populations including teenagers, immigrants and refugees; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals.
The Honolulu Advertiser's Rob Perez, Kevin Dayton, Jeff Widener and Russell McCrory talk about how they reported their investigation of domestic violence, "Crossing the Line: Abuse in Hawai'i Homes," and why it won the 2009 Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma.
This fact sheet provides information regarding the definition of domestic violence, the prevalence of domestic violence, the dynamics of abusive relationships, the effects of domestic violence, treatment for victims and perpetrators, and resources offering assistance.