Domestic Violence is a major cause of injury and death for women in the United States and worldwide. This category includes information on domestic violence research, community resources, law enforcement protocols, domestic violence and family court, effects of domestic violence on children, substance abuse and domestic violence, safety planning for victims, and shelter organizations.
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100+ Songs Related to Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault
A listing of more than 100 songs in every genre, from traditional ballads to punk, many with links to online lyrics.
Abuse of Power
Information for victims of domestic violence by police officers and firefighters.
Abuse Within the Family
A gateway to all types of domestic violence cases, resources, statistics, and research with a "true crime" focus.
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services, located in Seattle, WA, is a support agency for Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard-of-Hearing victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
Violence Policy Center Study of Murder/Suicide Trends -- Results indicate that most murder/suicides perpetrated by males upon their intimiate partners and children by the use of guns. [PDF]
Angels That Care
Resources for Domestic Violence, missing and abused children, forum, chat, and Amber Alert.
Biderman's Chart of Coercion
Analysis of mind control with significance for survivors of domestic violence.
Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
A national nonprofit organization working to prevent domestic violence -- CAEPV is the only program in the country founded by business leaders and focused on the workplace.
CUT IT OUT
A program of the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund dedicated to mobilizing salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the United States. It builds awareness of domestic abuse and trains salon professionals to recognize warning signs and safely refer clients to local resources.
Domestic Violence - U.S. Resources
Listings of and links to articles, agencies, organizations and websites to find help and information concerning domestic violence, elder abuse and abuse against disabled persons in the United States.
Domestic Violence and Disasters
Article from The FREDA Centre for Research on Violence against Women and Children.
Domestic Violence Handbook
Informative general information site hosted in Oakland County, Michigan. Lists common myths, defines abuse and the cycle of violence, offers personalized safety plan, answers questions about leaving, and personal protection orders.
Domestic Violence Help
Look up help for a loved one or family member from all over the United States. There are stories of families and their struggle with domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Information Center
Information and resources from The Feminist Majority Foundation.
Domestic Violence Report - Civic Research Institute
Devoted exclusively to innovative programs, legal developments, and current services and research in domestic violence law and prevention. Includes: An Advocate's Introduction to DV and the Military.
eMedicine Health - Domestic Violence
Statistics and resources on domestic violence.
Faith Trust Institute
The Institute is a non-profit organization headquartered in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. Founded in 1977 by the Rev. Marie M. Fortune, the Institute is an interreligious educational resource addressing issues of sexual and domestic violence.
Firearms and Domestic Violence
Fact Sheet from the Violence Policy Center
Mail Order Brides and the Abuse of Immigrant Women
A License To Abuse: The Impact of Conditional Status on Female Immigrants by Michelle J. Anderson [Text and footnotes of this article are reprinted from The Yale Law Journal. Volume 102 . April 1993 . Number 6. Copyright (c) 1993 by The Yale Law Journal Co., Inc.]
Maitri - San Francisco, CA
A free, confidential, nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, that helps South Asian women facing domestic violence, emotional abuse or family conflict. They provide peer support and referrals to legal help, emergency shelters and counselors.
Mending the Sacred Hoop -Technical Assistance Project
MSH-TA is a Native American program that provides training and technical assistance to our American Indian and Alaskan Native relations in the effort to eliminate violence in the lives of women and their children.
Military Family Resource Center: Interpersonal Violence Portal
Contains information on building and strengthening domestic violence prevention partnerships between military and civilian communities. Describes U.S. Department of Defense and service initiatives and research, and provides links to related resources.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is "a grassroots non-profit membership organization working since 1978 to end violence in the lives of women and children."
National Domestic Violence Hotline
24-Hour Access from all 50 states. Translators available.
NCALL: National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
This site provides access to program development, policy and technical assistance and training related to the nexus between domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse/neglect.
New Social Security Numbers For Domestic Violence Victims And Others
SSA Publication No. 05-10093 - describes procedures and requirements for requesting a new social security number.
No Safe Haven: A Special Report
Special issue of Mother Jones magazine devoted to domestic violence.
No Safe Place
No Safe Place offers resources and insights into the origins and possible solutions to violence against women. (Public Broadcasting System)
Online Danger Assessment
Danger Assessment instrument from Johns Hopkins. Caution: to download the assessment, you must register on the site.
PeaceWorks Home Page
"PEACEWORKS"is an unique art documentary about domestic violence being developed by The Shelter, Inc. A team of artists/activists/formerly battered women and technicians, have come together to produce this screenplay. Drawn from the poetry, music and artwork of victims, the film stitches together vignettes exploring the root causes of violence and outlining the individual and communal journey of healing from abusive relationships.
Poised for Prevention: Advancing Promising Approaches to Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Prevention Institute called together a group of leaders for a national convening in September 2006. This report is the product of that meeting. Link provided to PDF copy of report.
Portland Women's Crisis Line
Help for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in and around Portland, Oregon with a 24-hour state-wide hotline.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Conversation with Judith Herman
Harry Kreisler interviews Judith Herman on the personal and political dimensions of trauma and recovery; September 2000. Explains how PTSD develops in women survivors of domestic violence.
Psychological Maltreatment of Women Inventory
"The PMWI is a 58-item instrument designed to measure the level of psychological abuse of women by their intimate male partners. Partial text from Tolman's PMWI validation Study (1995) is available." - Kristin Ward, Cornell University
Purple Berets Advocacy & Education Project
A grassroots community-based organization working as advocates for women who are victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Provides information on direct action political organizing to make system-wide change to give women access to justice.
Reading List on Domestic Violence
Good basic reading list on domestic violence -- history, research, self-help.
Reporting on Violence
Handbook for journalists supported by grants from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and The California Wellness Foundation
Responding to Domestic Violence: Where Federal Employees Can Find Help
Prepared by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Includes places to turn to and a sectionalized report.
Sanctuary for the Abused
Resources, links and articles on emotional, psychological, verbal and physical abuse and online predators.
The Silent Witness National Initiative
Silent Witness National Initiative is a non-profit organization promoting peace, healing and responsibility in adult relationships in order to eliminate domestic murders by the year 2010.
Stalking Resource Center
The Stalking Resource Center is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. The Stalking Resource Center consists of five components: a Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program, Training, an Information Clearinghouse, a Practitioners' Network, and a Website.
The Urban Institute
Coordinated Community Responses to Domestic Violence in Six Communities: Beyond the Justice System
When Men Murder Women
When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 1999 Homicide Data. Females Murdered by Males in Single Victim/Single Offender Incidents. Site maintained by the Violence Policy Center.
Women's Rights Network
The National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center was funded, in September 1998, through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control. The Center is a consortium of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), The University of Missouri at St. Louis (UMSL), and Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) at Wellesley College.
Animal Welfare and Domestic Violence
Findings of a study by Frank R. Ascione and Utah State University colleagues concerning history of pet abuse in households of women housed in shelters for victims of domestic violence. Includes links to related resources. (April 25, 1997)
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