Domestic Violence

There is no typical victim of domestic violence. It happens to people of all ages and at every level of income and education. If you or someone you know is a victim of abuse, please use these resources to get help and to learn more about domestic violence.

For confidential and anonymous help, call one of the numbers below.  You can speak to someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

National Domestic Violence/Abuse Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-799-7233. Or visit:

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network: 1-800-656-HOPE or 1-800-656-4673. Or visit:

Last updated: December 23, 2015


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  • Family and Friends' Guide to Domestic Violence
    by Elaine Weiss

    Guides you step-by-step through the process of helping someone who is being abused.

  • Surviving Domestic Violence
    by Danielle F. Wozniak and Karen N. Allen

    Overcome violation and build the life you deserve. You're free, strong, and capable. You made the choice to be a survivor and not a victim. But your life from here on out should be about more than just getting by. Surviving Domestic Violence: A Guide to Healing Your Soul and Building Your Future is written by women who have taken a similar journey.

  • Violence Against Women
    by Kate Burns, book editor

    Presents different perspectives on aspects violence against women.

  • Violent Partners
    by Linda G. Mills

    Dr. Linda Mills challenges assumptions, tears down myths, and offer solutions, all the while telling riveting stories of couples who have conquered violence in their relationships.

  • When Dad Hurts Mom
    by Lundy Bancroft

    Learn how abusers interact with and manipulate their children, what children learn from this behavior, and how mothers can protect their children and help them recover from the trauma of witnessing abuse.

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