Domestic Violence
Also see:  Videos on Men’s Issues – Domestic Violence
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ALIANZA:  National  Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence

Alianza specifically addresses the needs of Latino/a families and communities, although its work helps to inform the domestic violence field in general.

American Institute on Domestic Violence

The American Institute on Domestic Violence provides your business with the necessary tools that assist you to mitigate the costly effects of domestic violence spillover in the workplace.

Asian and Pacific Island Institute on Domestic Violence

The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence is a national resource center and clearinghouse on gender violence in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.

Break the Cycle:  Empowering Youth to End Domestic Violence (on)  Facebook (on)  MySpace (on)  Twitter (on)  YouTube

We are the leading, national nonprofit organization addressing teen dating violence. We work every day towards our mission to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from domestic violence.

Casa de Esperanza

Linea de crisis 24-horas/24-hour crisis line   651.772.1611

Nuestra misión es movilizar a las Latinas y a las comunidades latinas para erradicar la violencia doméstica.

Our mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latino communities to end domestic violence.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Intimate Partner Violence

Injury Prevention & Control: Violence Prevention – Intimate Partner Violence – resources

Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence

Our mission is to aid in the prevention of partner violence by leveraging the strength and resources of the corporate community.

Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (DAIP)

Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs offers domestic violence training and resources based on The Duluth Model to help community activists, domestic violence workers, practitioners in the criminal and civil justice systems, human service providers, and community leaders make a direct impact on domestic violence.

Domestic Violence and the Workplace

This blog is about domestic violence & its impact on the workplace as well as related topics.

Domestic Violence Counts 2010: A 24-Hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters and Services

NNEDV conducted the one-day, unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the U.S., documenting the number of individuals who sought services, the types of services requested, the number of service requests that went unmet because of lack of resources, and the issues and barriers that domestic violence programs are facing as they strive to provide services to victims of domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership through Alliances (DELTA) (VAWnet Listing – inc State Programs)

(CDC)  The Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) program seeks to reduce the incidence (i.e., number of new cases) of IPV in funded communities. The program addresses the entire continuum of IPV from episodic violence to battering through a variety of activities.

Domestic Violence:  Ycteen Magazine (on)  Facebook (on)  Twitter (on)  YouTube

YCteen publishes true stories by teens, giving readers insight into the issues that matter most in young people’s lives.  (9 stories)

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project (GMDVP)

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project provides crisis intervention, support and resources for victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

Hopeline from Verizon

Verizon is committed to helping the nearly one in four women, one in seven men and more than 3 million children in the United States affected by domestic violence. We’re doing our part to end this epidemic by collecting no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories and turning them into support for domestic violence organizations nationwide.

The Hotline   1-800-799-SAFE

The National Domestic Violence Hotline creates access by providing 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope to everyone affected by domestic violence.

Institute on Domestic Violence in The African-American Community (IDVAAC)

The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (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.

The Lewis E. Bingham National Domestic Violence Library and Clearinghouse

The Lewis E. Bingham National Domestic Violence Library and Clearinghouse houses books, scholarly and professional journals, informational brochures and pamphlets, as well as other printed reference materials on domestic violence.

Love is Not Abuse (on)  Facebook (on)  Twitter

Love Is Not Abuse provides information and tools that men, women, children, teens and corporate executives can use to learn more about domestic violence and find out how they can help end this epidemic.

Men Against Domestic Violence (MADV) (Blog)

(Part of Walking Into a New Life, Inc. Memphis)   Since 2010, Walking Into A New Life, Inc has been consistent in its efforts to draw attention to the male perspective regarding domestic violence. Our events, such as the Real Men Wear Purple Conference, are designed to encourage male interaction and include the positive and negative aspects of this issue.

Men Stopping Violence (MSV)

For almost 30 years Men Stopping Violence (MSV) has been working to create a community-centered response to domestic violence that will discourage men from using violence or abuse in their intimate relationships.

Moondragon’s Domestic Violence Resource Information

An informational website for those who want to know more
about battering & abuse.

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (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.

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) (on)  Facebook (on)  Twitter

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) was created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women.

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), a social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.  NNEDV is the leading voice for domestic violence victims and their advocates.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) (on)  Facebook

NRCDV is acomprehensive source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence.

Native American Women are at Far Greater Risk of Becoming Victims of Violence than any Other Group

From Cowlitz Tribe

Private Violence

The Private Violence project tackles the myths and misconceptions about domestic violence that make the world a dangerous place for one in four women and their families.

The Purple Rain Foundation (on) Facebook (on) Twitter

The Purple Rain Foundation is a Non Profit Organization dedicated to bringing Joy and Laughter into the Lives of Child Victims of Violence!  The Purple Rain Foundation believes we can bridge the gap by providing positive role models, activities, supplies and financial support to Domestic Violence Shelters, individuals and other charitable organizations

The ‘Somebody Else’ Was Us

Spruce Run (see Maine [Bangor]  Site )began in 1972 when a group of women in domestic crises gathered together to discuss their experiences.   This is a Readers’ Theater Presentation by the Feminist Oral History Project at the University of Maine.

Stop Family Violence’s  mission is to organize and amplify our nation’s collective voice against family violence.  We are a catalyst for social change – empowering people to take action at the local, state and national level to ensure safety, justice, accountability and healing for people whose lives are affected by violent relationships.

Survivor to Survivor

A media resource guide for victims of domestic violence

USDA Directories of Domestic Violence Organizations – National

U.S. Department of Agriculture list of national domestic violence and rape prevention organizations

USDA Directories of Domestic Violence Organizations – Regional

U.S. Department of Agriculture listing of regional domestic violence organizations


Addressing the Violence Before it Starts: Domestic Violence Primary Prevention Plan

(RICADV) Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence – 6 pages – Our goal is to help Rhode Island move one step closer to preventing domestic violence in our communities.

Battered Woman Posts Picture to Facebook to Call Out Boyfriend

(has video with it) A woman posted a picture to Facebook, but it’s not one you typically see. Amber Taylor, 23, posted a picture of herself in a neck brace, lying in a hospital bed with cords criss-crossing her chest. Her eyes are dark. She’s not smiling. Instead, she’s on a mission to get justice.

Charles Ramsey Demonstrates Bystander Intervention

(by: Amanda Marcotte, Pandagon Blog, May 7, 2013)  There’s something important here that needs attention: Ramsey was able to help because he took violence against women seriously. By his own account, his initial impression was that the situations was “a domestic violence dispute”.

How to Combat Officer-Involved Domestic Violence

(Frontline, November 23, 2013)  Mark Wynn is a 21-year veteran of the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department who trains departments on officer-involved domestic violence. He spoke with FRONTLINE about why the problem is so complicated, and what still needs to be done.

Dallas Police Consider Home Visits to Prevent Domestic Violence Deaths

(by: Sarah Mervosh, Dallas News, November 23, 2013)   Dallas police want domestic violence victims to know that they still care.   To get that message across, police are considering a home-visit program where officers would personally check on the most vulnerable victims. They hope that strategy would help victims feel supported and prevent abusers from escalating the violence.

Domestic Violence

By: Michael Flood for the Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities, 2003

He Would Beat Me Until I Begged Him to Stop

(blog entry)   From the age of 15 until the age of 18 (almost 19) He controlled my life, my friends, my social activites. He beat me and he raped me. He shattered my self confidence and reduced me to a shadow of my former self. I didn’t think it would ever stop.

India’s Incredibly Powerful “Abused Goddesses” Campaign Condemns Domestic Violence

(by: Rega Jha, September 5, 2013, BuzzFeed)   Ad agency Taproot physically recreated scenes from old hand-painted images of Indian Goddesses.   All the props were either real or painted on, keeping both authenticity and realism in mind.

It ain’t nohow permanent: A witness to violence in downtown Dyersville

(by: Will Cushman, Dyersville Commercial, June 19, 2013)   A month ago, on an otherwise pleasant spring afternoon in downtown Dyersville, I witnessed something that shocked me at the time and disturbs me to this day.  Until last month reports (of domestic violence) remained somewhat of an abstraction in my mind.   I think that’s why I found myself struggling to react when I witnessed an act of domestic violence in broad daylight in downtown Dyersville last month.

Jasmine Villegas Speaks about the Emotional Message Behind ‘Didn’t Mean It’

Domestic violence is all too real for Jasmine, who was in an abusive relationship for over a year. “What he ‘didn’t mean’ was all the times he put me down, all the verbal and emotional abuse. It’s all the negative things he said and did including the times he physically abused me,” explained Jasmine about the title of her song.

Villegas Speaks About The Emotional Message Behind ‘Didn’t Mean It’

Lundy Bancroft

Links to 10 articles Lundy Bancroft has written related to men and domestic violence.

Domestic Violence:   Part I ,   Part II ,   Part III

I spent five years of my life in an abusive relationship, then another two after leaving it dealing with the fallout.  It’s a long story and so I will do it in sections:  I – III .

Myths & Facts About Same-Sex Domestic Violence

A two page fact sheet from the Northern Illinois University LGBT Resource Center

Putting Research into Practice on Firearms and Domestic Violence

((MNT) Medical News Today, November 15, 2013)    The Crime Victims’ Institute (CVI) at Sam Houston State University initiated a new series of reports to help victim advocates translate the latest research in the field into practical services and resources for victims, beginning with a study on firearms and intimate partner violence.

The report provides a summary of laws and policies that can be used to better protect victims of domestic violence.

Report Finds Those Closest To The Victims Were Unaware (and)  The Report Itself

A new report by the Connecticut Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board found that family members, friends, and co-workers of 16 victims who lost their lives in 2010 were unaware of the escalation in violence between the victim and the perpetrator.

Screening Women for Domestic Violence Could Help Prevent Abuse

(by: Carina Storrs,, May 8, 2012)   Routine screening of women for domestic violence could reduce cases of abuse and injuries, a new analysis indicates.   The review of recent studies, which was commissioned by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), also found that general screening for domestic violence did not appear to harm women.

Special Collections: Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer (LGBTQ) Communities

(by: (National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women))   LGBTQ individuals often face additional challenges and barriers in reporting domestic violence and seeking intervention services.   The information provided in this special collection offers an overview of research and resources that are currently available on preventing and responding to domestic violence within the LGBTQ communities.

Steve’s Story of Abuse

A man’s story of being abused by his wife

Stop Calling it Domestic Violence.  It’s Intimate Terrorism

(by: Ralph Blumenthal, Cosmopolitan, June 17, 2013)    Domestic violence doesn’t only happen at home. It spills into the places we take for granted as safe—schools, stores, salons, or any workplace. Cosmopolitan investigates how relationship violence puts us all at risk…and how the protective orders intended to give us peace of mind sometimes aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.

Study Finds Global Shift in Attitudes Towards Domestic Violence

(by: Janice Wood, PsychCentral, April 28, 2013)   Global attitudes about domestic violence changed dramatically during the first decade of the 2000s, according to a new study.   Nigeria had the largest change in attitude, with 65 percent of men and 52 percent of women rejecting domestic violence in 2008, compared with 48 percent and 33 percent in 2003, according to the study.

Todd’s Story of Abuse

A man’s brief story of his abuse of his wife and his efforts at ending the abuse

Upon Further Examination

(20 pages) 2012 Findings and Recommendations from the Connecticut Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee (Note:  also see: “Report Finds  Those…”  above for a writing summarizing this report)    In every case reviewed, family members, friends, and/or professionals were not fully aware of the escalating circumstances between the perpetrator and the victim. These individuals did not recognize the significance of the situation or the warning signs.

Verbal Abuse Journals (Facebook) (Pinterest) (Relationships Blog) (SoundCloud) (Twitter)  (YouTube)

Verbal abuse is more than name calling, more than yelling. Verbal abuse is insidious and tricky, but very real.

What Do You Do When You See Domestic Violence?  Call.  The.  Police.

(by:  Amanda Marcotte, Pandagon, May 8, 2013)     Yesterday, I wrote about the importance of bystander intervention, and this is a perfect example of a situation where a single person, by taking action, can make a huge difference.

“Why Didn’t She Just Leave?” Just Got More Complicated

(by: S.E. Smith, XOJane, July 1, 2013) “Why don’t you just leave him” just got a lot more complicated, courtesy of government wrangling over the budget. With slashes across the board to critically-needed funding, organizations that provide shelter, legal assistance, and other services to victims of domestic violence are being forced to turn them away.

Why is it So Hard for Friends to Help Abuse Victims?

(by: Amanda Marcotte, Pandagon, September 24, 2013)   The Avon Foundation for Women conducted a study looking at the disconnect between people’s disapproval of domestic violence and their willingness to do anything about it when confronted with the evidence of it. Katie Baker at Salon explains the disappointing findings.