Info on Domestic Violence Click a Link Below

Domestic Violence Net


National Council on Child Abuse & Family Violence

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Hotlines and Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Domestic Violence and Music Therapy

Why Write About Battered Women?

Why base a mystery novel on a battered women's counselor? Why write about a battered women's shelter?

Because domestic violence is the leading cause of injury for women between the ages of fifteen and forty-four.*

Because when women leave their batterers, they are at a greater risk for being killed.** And yet there aren't enough shelters.

Because most of us know a battered woman. Is it your neighbor? Your sister? Is it you?

If it is you, please don't lie to yourself. Get help please.

Call 1-800-799-SAFE

Can't decide if the situation is domestic violence?

Go to Help You'll find info on the techniques of a batterer, signs of an abusive relationships, and many other helpful topics.

Think you're the only one going through this? You're not.

Go to I Survived a group for women and men who have survived domestic violence. There are other women out there like you, who have coped with this!

A Book for Women Who have Gone Through Domestic Violence:
It's My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence by Meg Kennedy Dugan and Roger R. Hock

*Uniform Crime Reports, FBI, 1991.
**Barbara Hart, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1988.

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