Want to learn more about abuse and sexual assault?
Here are some helpful resources:
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has developed tools to screen patients for intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
ATASK primarily serves Asian families and individuals in Massachusetts and New England who suffer from or are at risk of suffering from domestic violence.
BWJP offers training, technical assistance and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil justice systems in addressing domestic violence.
BTC provides tools and resources to prevent and end dating abuse. They’ve partnered with the hotline to create loveisrespect.
Casa de Esperanza’s mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latino communities to end domestic violence.
Within the university, their goal is to end domestic violence by fostering institutional and social change through leadership development, education, research and community collaboration.
CAEPV is dedicated to reducing the costs and consequences of partner violence at work, and eliminating it altogether. Their site has info, materials and advice on everything from policies and programs to legal issues and legislation.
DrugRehab.com's resource page for identifying signs of drug addiction.
FaithTrust is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence. They provide communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the religious and cultural issues related to abuse.
Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs,and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families around the world.
This site created by Futures Without Violence is an online toolkit with resources for resources for all health providers (not just physicians), as well as advocates.
HopeLine is a collection of no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories turned them into support for domestic violence organizations nationwide.
IDVAAC is an organization focused on the unique circumstances of African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder maltreatment and community violence.
ILJ is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to consulting, research, evaluation and training in criminal justice.
Offering unparalleled leadership in Massachusetts, JDI is changing the way society views and reacts to sexual and domestic violence in ways that make communities safer.
JHF was founded by Law & Order SVU’s Mariska Hargitay with the intention of helping sexual assault survivors heal and reclaim a sense of joy in their lives.
Legal Momentum advances and protects the rights of women and girls though education, litigation and public policy. Started in 1970, they are the oldest organization of their kind.
The LRC works specifically to obtain legal representation for domestic violence survivors in interstate custody cases and to provide technical assistance to domestic violence victim advocates and attorneys in such cases.
A project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, loveisrespect is the ultimate resource fostering healthy dating attitudes and relationships, and educating about teen dating violence.
A part of Break the Cycle, this is a public awareness campaign urging everyone to get involved in preventing dating abuse.
MINCAVA is considered a leader in innovative violence-related education, research and Internet publishing and now coordinates four nationally and internationally renowned projects.
NCDBW works with battered women who have been arrested and are facing trial, as well as those who are serving prison sentences.
NCDSV helps people who work with victims and perpetrators: law enforcement, criminal justice professionals, health care professionals, advocates and service providers, counselors, and social workers. They also work with local, state and federal agencies, educators, media, policymakers and more.
They advocate for victims’ rights, train professionals who work with victims, and serve as a trusted source of information on victims’ issues. They’re the most comprehensive national resource committed to advancing victims’ rights and helping victims of crime rebuild their lives.
Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to the Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages.
NIPNLG provides legal and technical support to immigrant communities, legal practitioners and all advocates seeking to advance the rights of noncitizens.
The National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women seeks to challenge and eliminate all forms of oppression and discrimination against immigrant women facing violence by empowering them to build better lives of their choice.
The mission of NRS is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.
The mission of NCADV is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.
NNEDV offers a range of programs and initiatives to address the complex causes and far-reaching consequences of domestic violence. Through cross-sector collaborations and corporate partnerships, they give support to victims of domestic violence who are escaping abusive relationships.
NRCDV engages, informs and supports systems, organizations, communities and individuals to build their capacity to effectively address domestic violence and intersecting issues.
NSVRC’s mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.
NO MORE is a new unifying symbol designed to galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault. NO MORE is supported by major organizations working to address these urgent issues.
Sponsored by the CDC, NVAWPRC does research to help increase the understanding of violence against women.
Peace Over Violence is a sexual and domestic violence, stalking, child abuse and youth violence prevention center headquartered in LA and dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.
Prevent Connect is a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault with funding from the CDC. Their goal is to advance the primary prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts.
As one of the nation’s largest domestic violence shelters since 1977, the Sojourner Center is a tireless advocate for domestic violence victims and survivors.
The Women’s Opportunity Awards program assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Each year, over $1.5 million in education grants are awarded to over 1,000 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles, including domestic violence.
A component of the U.S. Department of Justice, they provide federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
The goal of VAWnet, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, is to use electronic communication technology to enhance efforts to prevent violence against women and intervene more effectively when it occurs.
A project of NNEDV, WomensLaw was launched to provide state-specific legal information and resources for survivors of domestic violence. They also provide referrals, detailed protective/restraining order information, and more, state by state.
Battered Wives. Del Martin
But I Love Him: Protecting Your Teen Daughter from Controlling, Abusive Dating Relationships. Jill Murray
Chain Chain Change: For Black Women in Abusive Relationships. Evelyn C. WhitE
Getting Free: A Handbook for Women in Abusive Relationships. Ginny NiCarthy
I Love a Cop: What Police Families Need to Know. Ellen Kirschman
I Love a Firefighter: What the Family Needs to Know. Ellen Kirschman
In Love and In Danger. Barrie Levy
Mejor Sola Que Mal Acompanada: For the Latina in an Abusive Relationship. Myrna Zambrano
Naming the Violence: Speaking Out About Lesbian Battering. Kerry Lobel
Saving Beauty from the Beast. Vicki Crompton & Ellen Zelda Kessner
Surviving a Stalker: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Yourself Safe. Linden Gross
The Batterer as Parent: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Relationships. Lundy Bancroft
The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond. Patricia Evans
When Love Goes Wrong: What to Do When You Can’t Do Anything Right. Ann Jones and Susan Schechter
When Violence Begins at Home: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Ending Domestic Abuse. K.J.Wilson
Woman To Woman Sexual Violence: Does She Call It Rape? Lori Girshick
Life After Abuse
Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence: A Workbook for Women: Mari McCaig and Edward S. Kubany
It’s My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence: Meg Kennedy Dugan and Roger R. Hock
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are: Brené Brown
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times: Pema Chödrön
When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse: Lundy Bancroft
Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men: Lundy Bancroft
*This list was taken from the National Domestic Violence Hotline's website www.thehotline.org