Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse.

  • Tech safety for victims and survivors of domestic violence – What you need to know about staying safe online when living in an unsafe home.
  • 18 Ways to Support Children Who Witness Domestic Violence – Exposure to trauma can lead to long-term effects in children. An estimated 15.5 million children in the U.S. live in a household where partner violence has occurred at least once in the last year, with 7 million of those children witnessing severe violence
  • What Is Trauma Bonding? – A comprehensive guide to understanding trauma bonding.
  • What Did You Do for Yourself After Leaving? – Survivors share how they rebuilt their self-esteem after abuse.

  • Common types of abuse – Understanding common types of abuse will better prepare you to identify them when you see them; experiencing even one or two of these warning signs may be a red flag that abuse is present in your own relationship.
  • Womens Transistional Living Center – WTLC provides a comprehensive residential program, a children’s program, a crisis hotline, and a community services program.
  • How to Know You're Dealing with a Narcissist? – Experts share the telltale signs - and why they can be so hard to spot.
  • CA LawHelp – Self help resources and court program locator regarding issues of domestic violence.
  • Break The Silence – Educates communities on the dangers of domestic violence, connects victims and survivors and grieving families, and assists them in the transformation of their lives by providing therapeutic retreats, financial empowerment, survivor-run helpline, and innovative outreach campaigns.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) – Provides life-saving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.
  • Interval House – Runs crisis shelters and centers for victims of domestic violence.
  • Human Options – Breaking the silence to end domestic Violence
  • Laura’s House – Inspiring hope and empowering change to end domestic Violence