Info on Domestic Violence Click a Link Below
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.
Can't decide if the situation is domestic violence?Go to Help Guide.org. 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.
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