For Domestic Violence Assistance
Verbal abuse can be followed by physical abuse, and domestic violence requires special resources to overcome this cycle. By understanding the dynamics of an abusive environment and acquiring the skills necessary to break free, a healthy life can be restored.
Computer use can be monitored and it is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer, contact a local program and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE. You can escape the site immediately by closing your browser. For more information on technology safety, click here.
Here are some web sites for organizations that understand and protect those who are trying to free themselves from an abusive relationship.
For immediate assistance, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Safety Alert: Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely erase history. If you fear you are being monitored, call this number instead: 800-799-7233 (TTY 800-787-3224) Site Link.
Routine screening for domestic violence is recommended in primary care, OB/GYN and family planning, emergency, in-patient, pediatrics, and mental health settings. The guidelines include intake forms, questionnaires, and documentation forms. (Adobe Reader needed.) Family Violence Prevention.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers a comprehensive list of State coalitions. Find yours for assistance: NCADV
This online book from National Academy Press includes chapters on violence in families and substance abuse and violence. Understanding and Preventing Violence
A link to learn more about this program for victims of domestic violence: Safe At Home. This unique mail forwarding service will help relocate abuse victims keeping their home, work, or school location secret — free from public records access and threatening abusers. Safe Mail – No Public Record – In California
In the past decade, a growing body of empirical research has demonstrated that exposure to domestic violence deleteriously affects children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. (Adobe Reader needed.) The David and Lucile Packard Foundation