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Violence between domestic partners is unsettlingly common in the U.S. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.3 million women are the victim of physical assault by their domestic partner annually in America. This is a huge problem, and one that many social workers will encounter among their clients throughout the course of their careers. There are many organizations throughout the U.S. that offer counseling, advice, and even shelter to members of families where domestic violence has occurred. National anti-domestic-violence organizations are working to eradicate this problem by:
Some of the sites included here offer immediate assistance, and some concentrate on eliminating the causes of domestic violence on a larger scale. These sites are not listed in ranking order, as each fulfills a different need in the continuing crusade against domestic violence.
From the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence to the American Bar Association, there are many nationwide organization that have joined the effort to curtail domestic violence by providing services and advice, and publishing information for those who are experiencing domestic violence.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence is a site dense with resources for social workers, but they also have a large amount of educational materials that will prove useful to anyone. The projects they invest their time into also paint a picture of how social workers can get involved with initiatives that promote an end to domestic violence.
Find Out More: Census: Domestic Violence Counts
The National Association of Social Workers: The Social Work Response to Domestic Violence is an incredibly important site that gives all the pertinent information on social work and how it crucial social workers are in the scope of helping these individuals.
Find Out More: Publications
CDC: Intimate Partner Violence is a page that discusses the particular challenges for those in relationships, namely ones that are abusive. They have a wide range of information, often painting an incredibly detailed picture of the most common pitfalls when it comes to Intimate Partner Violence and its preventability.
Find Out More: Risks and Protective Factors
The National Domestic Violence Hotline has established an incredible support network for those in need of help during a crisis. The site has useful information that details exactly what abuse is, which is helpful to those who may be experiencing it. Social workers should have this site and number on hand to provide to individuals who may be in questionable situations pertaining to domestic violence.
Find Out More: Is This Abuse?
Joyful Heart Foundation was started by Marisa Hartigay, an actress who played a detective on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. In preparing for the role, she realized the large number of physical and sexual abuses that take place across the country. The organization works on outreach to help benefit the lives of those who have been hurt. The site is loaded with useful educational tools as well pertaining to the harmful effects of domestic abuse.
Find Out More: Programs
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists details screening tools for properly gauging if someone has been a victim of abuse. Social workers can use this page to understand what support and help people in other fields are providing.
Find Out More: Are You Being Abused?
Womens Law aims to help women by providing incredibly useful pages that detail every aspect of abuse. The information pages equip them to address problems such as how to stay safe, get a restraining order, educate themselves on sexual assault, and more. It’s a great site to reference if you’re a social worker and even recommend to clients.
Find Out More: Know the Laws
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence spearheads various movements to ensure women and children are protected from abuse through educational programs and a very active public policy program. Social workers looking to get more information on domestic violence its various settings should definitely check out this site.
Find Out More: Public Policy Alerts and Updates
Legal Momentum is a legal defense and education fund devoted exclusively to women and girls across the country. Having been around for more than 40 years, the organization is incredibly well-renowned and should be a go-to site for anyone who has experience sexual assault.
Find Out More: What We Do
Futures Without Violence implements some of the leading educational programs in the country, along with policy development, and campaigns to end violence against women, children, and families overall. They have three offices in the country that work to further these various endeavors and it’s a great place to get information on abuse.
Find Out More: Our Center
The Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention assists social workers on issues relating to strangulation and domestic abuse globally. They work to teach violence professionals signs to pick up, allowing them to better serve clients. They also have a large amount of on-site material, including on strangulation and more.
Find Out More: Resources
Advocating greatly for the Latino community across the country, the National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence does a truly wonderful job. They often post about the latest publications and services they offer to support those in need, along with valuable tools for social workers to connect with clients of Latin American descent.
Find Out More: Our Services
Native American women have much higher sexual abuse rates than any other racial group, so the Women Spirit Coalition has an even more important role in supporting these individuals. Social workers can use this site for its impressive display of information on the particularities of sexual abuse in this community of people.
Find Out More: Law and Justice Advisory
Mending the Sacred Hoop provides training and technical assistance through our TA Project, in collaboration with the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. DoJ, to Tribal grantees nationwide working to address violence against women in their communities.
Find Out More: Local Programming
In terms of under-represented groups, gay men often lack the resources to get the support needed and the Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project aims to address that. Social workers can use this page if they’re less-versed in working with particular problems gay men may be having with their partners.
Find Out More: Domestic Violence
ASISTA addresses the legal complexities of assisting illegal immigrants who have been victims of domestic abuse or sexual assault. Their goal is to equip social workers with the foresight to appropriately help these victims and focus less on deportation in these situations.
Find Out More: Events and Training
The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women takes on the impressive task of serving the women who are charged with crimes related to retaliating from abuse and battery. The site has great information on directing these women through the appropriate channels to get the help they need. Abuse victims are strongly encouraged to read this site to understand the various problems associated with retaliating.
Find Out More: Resources
The Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women is the policy-driving branch of the Department of Justice as it pertains to domestic abuse, sexual assault, stalking, and more. It gives an identity to the fight against these issues and a forum through which we can discuss issues. The page can be used by social workers to stay up to date on the latest developments in policy.
Find Out More: Areas of Focus
The American Bar Association has a Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and they work ardently to help those who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and more. Their goal is to rally together the support of other individuals in the legal profession and they also provide useful educational content that can be useful for attorneys taking on cases related to domestic and sexual violence.
Find Out More: News & Announcements
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) is the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the country and was named as one of the best charities in the country by Worth Magazine. They have an extensive array of objectives, ranging from education to policymaking. Social workers will quickly note how informative the site is and how much research they can do on sexual abuse on this site.
Find Out More: National Sexual Assault Hotline
The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence is an engaging resource for understanding what rights victims have to report what has happened to them and also how to get involved in prevention and intervention work locally. Since this site works on a national level, social workers can take advantage of the organization’s large scope on sexual violence issues.
Find Out More: Training
The Women of Color Network has a chief goal of building a positive support network for all types of women and advocates and responds to violence against women of color. They help through training, technical assistance, and workshops. Social workers working with women of color should recommend this page because of its perspective on women’s issues, but not focused on the more typical Caucasian woman.
Find Out More: Projects and Initiatives
Community United Against Violence promotes peaceful values aimed at stabilizing the places we call home. Mostly, they focus on social inequality, dealing with issues such as harassment in the LGBTQQ community, racism, and more. Social workers can reference this page to get great information on outreach and more.
Find Out More: Programs
The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community promotes the pillars that properly establish communities and better them through outreach and educational missions. Since they have an intent focus on African American communities, social workers can use this page to get great information on issues they may be less informed on.
Find Out More: Cultural Competence and Domestic Violence
Reach Beyond Domestic Violence is a fascinating organization that helps others work through issues related to domestic violence through intervention and prevention. Building up a good list of referential sources is very important as a social worker, so this site is great for getting information and also having a hotline number to refer others to.
Find Out More: About Domestic Violence
The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice helps those who have been victims of intimate partner violence and works to advocate on their behalf, along with helping them get back to the lives they were leading previously. Social workers can use this site for it’s a great resources when working with someone who has previously been abused.
Find Out More: Our Work
Florida State University has taken up the large goal of working with police officers to prevent abuse in the home, chiefly from a prevention perspective with their organization, The National Prevention Toolkit on Officer Involved Domestic Violence. The site has a wealth of content that is highly recommended for social workers to give to police officers and their families.
Find Out More: Training
The Battered Women’s Justice Project is a cooperative effort between the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women and the Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, with their primary goal being to provide training resources, criminal justice response, and information on battered women’s self-defense issues. They have a great section on community involvement that can be beneficial to social workers looking to get their community more active on issues such as these.
Find Out More: Coordinated Community Response
The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence has an intent focus on addressing problems facing Asian families in the New England area, with an emphasis on Massachusetts in particular. They work with a large number of families whose income falls below the poverty rate and would otherwise be unable to afford the services they offer. Social workers in the New England area working with individuals of Asian descent should definitely take note of this site.
Find Out More: Multilingual Helpline
Manavi helps South Asian women living in the United States prevent sexual abuse and inform others about issues that many times do not get discussed. Social workers can look at the site to see how this New Jersey based-organization is making an impact.
Find Out More: Programs & Services
Domestic Violence Web Tools is composed of content designed for social workers and other professionals who assist with violence in the home. This site has great information on training and tools, but also has informative pieces on policies relevant to social work.
Find Out More: Policy & Practice
Intersexual and transsexual individuals have significantly fewer options when it comes to addressing sexual abuse, which is why the Survivor Project is an even more important organization. By specializing in working with these people, they cover a very unique area, typically underrepresented. Social workers should definitely consider this site when they’re working with transsexuals or anything else.
Find Out More: Info For Survivors
Stop Violence Against Women is a human rights organization that confronts issues such as sexual assault, human trafficking, sexual harassment, and more. They promote these issues on an international level, so social workers should use this site to expand their breadth on the unique situations globally.
Find Out More: Domestic Violence
EVE Foundation produces informational material and gives speeches pertaining to battered women and the unique problems associated with domestic abuse, namely the fact that many women return to their abusers multiple times, which can yield frightening consequences. The site has detailed tools on domestic violence and how to overcome the inherent desire to return to an abuser, information that should prove incredibly useful to any social worker.
Find Out More: Programs
The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence focuses on the unique problems that face this demographic across the country. The organization helps combat the domestic abuse problems by focusing on promoting the extent of the problem and leading policy-creating initiatives across the country.
Find Out More: Intervention | Advocacy | Prevention | Organizing
The National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit is a project within the Battered Women’s Justice Project that provides great assistance and training on various abuses and crimes, along with information on custody between an abuser and victim, plus much more pertaining to domestic abuse.
Find Out More: For Survivors
Women’s Rural Advocacy Programs supports an integral population that is largely underserved in terms of the availability of support. By focusing on individuals who have been subjected to domestic abuse in rural areas, they can tackle the field with the most unreported domestic violence cases. Social workers in rural areas should take note of what this site offers.
Find Out More: Get Educated
The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, & Mental Health works with social workers and other mental health providers to have the best support network for clients facing domestic abuse.
Find Out More: Publication and Products
Many states have their own anti-domestic violence organizations that offer assistance only to residents of the state who are in crisis or suffering domestic abuse.
The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs aims to be an umbrella that unites various sexual assault non-profit organizations. The goal is to create a refined focus on issues that can help sexual assault victims through legislation and support.
Find Out More: Our Projects
Helping women statewide has been the priority of the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence for 28 years. They’ve partnered with various volunteer institutions around the country to get more individuals to help with their various endeavors. Social workers in Iowa should be sure to utilize this site and promote safer households for families.
Find Out More: Am I In an Unsafe Relationship?
Ayuda, the Spanish word for help, works to support immigrants on issues such as immigration, trafficking issues, as well as domestic violence and assault. Many times illegal immigrants are subjected to abuse, but are scared to talk to someone or aren’t aware of the options they have. Ayuda is a definite page that social workers should recommend to illegal immigrants looking to get help from abuse.
Find Out More: Programs
The Texas Department of Human Services is a statewide organization that helps children who may be displaced due to life at home and they provide an impressive amount of public awareness campaigns. The site is designed to be accessible for many age groups and their up-to-date news section should be looked at as well. Social workers in the state can use this page to get great supplementary information for clients.
Find Out More: Child Protective Services
The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse is an incredibly important resource for social workers looking to ensure their clients have access to the latest materials pertaining to sexual abuse. The site has a page that helps to locate a crisis center for residents across New Hampshire.
Find Out More: New Hampshire Laws
Jane’s Due Process is a non-profit organization that ensures legal representation for pregnant minors throughout the state of Texas. This site should be recommended to anyone working with minors who are pregnant and unsure what to do. They can help secure legal representation for minors to appropriately combat rapists and other situations where an attorney may be needed.
Find Out More: Pregnant Teens
Respond to Domestic Violence focuses on individuals and families to promote the best methods for approaching the issue of domestic violence. They’ve worked since the early 70′s to establish safe havens for women and the site itself makes a wonderful resource for victims and clients alike.
Find Out More: What is Abuse?
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence advocates on behalf of domestic violence victims, along with providing integrative training programs and educational projects related to domestic violence. They’re very well known for their Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project, an initiative that analyzes domestic violence-related deaths around the state. Social workers will find this site particularly engaging due to their cutting edge techniques for handling domestic abuse.
Find Out More: Information for Victims
The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Abuse is one of the most important institutions in the state and provides incredible support to those who have been abused, sexually, physically, or otherwise. The site has great informational sources for social workers who are wondering how they can best work with victims of abuse.
Find Out More: What We Do
The South Carolina Victim Assistance Network has a passionate commitment to working with residents of the state to ensure they’re able to appropriately handle abuse and assault. The site details legislature and help resources that people can turn to when in need. Social workers in South Carolina should definitely have this page bookmarked to recommend to clients.
Find Out More: Signs of Abusive Personalities
Raksha translates to “protection” in many languages in South Asia, so it should come as no surprise that they work to address social issues pertaining to abuse, marital problems, and immigration. They help women as well as men, so if you’re a social worker in South Asia, this organization will have a large amount of information to help you.
Find Out More: Programs and Services
The blog for Narika, an organization that helps South Asian women who may be subjected to domestic violence, is a fascinating site that uses its posts to highlight ways to empower women in their culture and promote environments with less abuse.
Find Out More: Narika Tackles Gender Preference and Sex Selection
Standing Together Against Rape has supported residents of Alaska for over 30 years with quality support tools regarding rape. They have information for preventing rape and a large bank of information to pull from if you’ve been a victim of rape. Alaskan Social Workers should recommend this page to residents for educational and support purposes.
Find Out More: Prevention and Education
Project S.A.R.A.H. focuses on supporting the Jewish community of New Jersey by ensuring women have the proper resources to prevent domestic and sexual abuse. They also function as a great outlet for those looking for help, so social workers in the state should turn to this site as well.
Find Out More: How To Help
Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women is a support group that works to build independence into those who have been impacted by abuse, along with providing resource to members, the community, and other individuals in Minnesota. Social workers dealing with abuse victims should definitely read up on what one of the strongest organizations for battered women looks like here in order to best assist clients.
Find Out More: Public Policy
Domestic Violence Action Center focuses on helping families across the country to address problems they may be facing regarding domestic violence. They detail signs that often are precursors to abuse and the site is recommended for social workers to show families, notably because it has a site to show teenagers as well.
Find Out More: Teen Domestic Violence Action Center
Michigan Women’s Justice & Clemency Project takes on the noble goal of working to get women prisoners freed who were incarcerated due to an act of self-defense. Social workers should use this site to get a realistic picture of the portrayal of women defending themselves and how the justice system punishes them as a result.
Find Out More: Clemency Manual
The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault posts a wealth of information on everything related to sexual assault statewide. From various rape programs to upcoming abuse events, the site should definitely be checked out for social workers and victims alike.
Find Out More: Understanding Sexual Violence
The Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is Alaska’s leading organization for assisting families with the obstacles faced regarding domestic violence and sexual abuse. The site is one of the most comprehensive because of their tabs breaking down specific material for victims, men, women, prevention information, and much more. Social workers should recommend this page to families just to read through in general, it makes a great tool for educating.
Find Out More: For Prevention
Voces Unidas gives illegal immigrant women various options for finding help from domestic abuse in the United States, along with human trafficking. The site lists the various consulates women can find help in as well, so social workers using this site will have plenty of places to recommend clients if they’re looking for very particular support.
Find Out More: Program Summary
The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women is an organization that understands the challenges that Native American women face and present viable options for addressing sexual assault and domestic abuse in this community. They also provide training sessions on these issues aimed at empowering women to support themselves and make the community response more effective. This site is really great for social workers to provide to those with Native American heritage and give them ample resources to implement changes in their domestic life or otherwise.
Find Out More: Services
The DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence paints a realistic picture of the problems faced by the prevalence of domestic violence in communities across the country. They’re strong advocates for creating viable alternatives to domestic violence by placing a stronger emphasis on education and dignity. It’s a great site for social workers looking to get further involved in the community of domestic abuse.
Find Out More: What We Do
North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence promotes values that are inherent in a stable community and advocates for the elimination of oppressions that contribute to domestic violence. Social workers of North Carolina should definitely use this resource to get a realistic picture of domestic violence in the state.
Find Out More: Legislative Summaries
The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is made up of 18 statewide programs that help address the problems of domestic violence and sexual assault. Through multiple initiatives, ranging from prevention to crisis aid, they’re able to most aptly provide for residents of the state. Social workers across the state should take note of the wealth of material to recommend to clients.
Find Out More: Facts and Stats
House of Ruth is an organization that works to combat homelessness in women, children, and families that are in critical need of help to avoid perpetual abuse. Since many women that come to House of Ruth are in need of care from a history of homelessness, violence, and abuse, the organization works to ensure the best recovery possible for these individuals. If a social worker is helping a homeless woman, it’s recommended to have them check out this site.
Find Out More: Housing and Service for Women
New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence has helped to promote social change through activism, training, prevention, technical assistance, and more. They were founded in 1978 and have proven incredibly effective in serving the state of New York. If you’re a social worker in the state and are looking for good sources to give to clients, this site is highlight recommended for those who have been physically or sexually abused.
Find Out More: What We Do
The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence has information for social workers, victims, and other people who would like to get involved and contribute their time to dealing with domestic abuse. Social workers throughout the state can use the site to tap into local resources to advance the cause of eliminating domestic abuse.
Find Out More: Looking For Help
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence develops policies that more efficiently address problems in the realm of domestic violence. The organization does an incredibly efficient job at serving Californians and social workers can definitely benefit from the numerous events they host.
Find Out More: Public Policy
The Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence helps to end these issues and foster a culture that is more conscientious of prevention. They have implemented programs and support groups to help victims better.
Find Out More: Our Programs
DC Safe is a 24-hour crisis intervention organization that helps those who are in the midst of a domestic dispute. Social workers whose clients may be in danger and live in the DC area should recommend this site and hotline to check out.
Find Out More: Get Help
Life Span has a number of leading initiatives that have helped establish them as one of the premier organizations for ending domestic and sexual abuse and violence. Social workers should take note of this organization and what it takes if one is interested in starting their own non-profit advocacy group.
Find Out More: Sexual Assault
The Center Against Sexual & Domestic Abuse was founded with the intent of specializing further in areas within domestic violence, particularly rape and incest victims. They primarily serve communities around the Duluth, Minnesota area. Social workers in northern Wisconsin and southern Minnesota should definitely use this organization when looking for more information on sexual assault.
Find Out More: Services
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse understands that once domestic abuse begins, particularly in the family setting, it is a hard cycle to break. Their support tools are designed to address this issue and work through the problem at large- domestic abuse.
Find Out More: Victim Advocacy
The Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women is a nationally recognized group that emphasizes a place for all to come and have a safe place in which they can discuss issues relating to domestic abuse. It’s strongly recommended to give this site and number out to clients who social workers may feel are in danger, as relevant to domestic abuse.
Find Out More: True Stories from Victims of Abuse
The Susan B. Anthony Project is an awesome organization that has set up facilities and support groups for those who have been abused domestically and sexually in the New England area, specifically Connecticut. Social workers should recommend this organization and the facility they run to anyone who has been abused and is struggling with returning to normal life.
Find Out More: Community Involvement
The Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence helps support social workers, law enforcement, educators, and victims to have all the information they need to properly address the problem of domestic violence. The site is useful because of their section on shelters and wide array educational material.
Find Out More: Education
Children and teens who are exposed to domestic violence, even if they aren’t being physically abused themselves, may suffer damaging trauma. While preventing such exposure to violence is ideal, there are also organizations that provide services to children and teens who have seen a family member in a domestic violence situation.
The National Center for Victims of Crime functions as an incredibly thorough safe haven and educational center for those who have been impacted by crimes. Not only do they have regularly updated content that accurately depicts the most important crime-related issues, but they also have a section devoted intently to helping crime victims.
Find Out More: Help for Crime Victims
Children of Domestic Violence: Risks and Remedies is a page loaded with useful research that details the various implications of children who are victims of child abuse and how it happens. Social workers should definitely read this page to get a realistic picture of the course of action that often takes place concerning abuse.
Find Out More: Child Abuse
Love is Respect is a site that aims to educate individuals on what it’s like to be in a relationship that is abusive and the importance of being able to identify what a healthy relationship is. Their information is largely geared toward younger individuals or those who are starting to get into dating for the first time, so parents can use this page to discuss things with their children.
Find Out More: Dating Basics
Break the Cycle addresses dating abuse and aims to combat this issue in youths before the idea that this is ok firms up in their development. They also give a place for young people to come and discuss issues related to violence, making it a great spot for social workers who are trying to get better at working with young people.
Find Out More: What is Dating Violence?
The Children’s Aid Society is a New York-based children’s charity that does a great job in supporting children and their families who may need help on any number of issues, often working to create positive environments for children whose home life may be troubled.
Find Out More: Early Childhood
Childhelp is a national organization, founded in 1959, that aims to eradicate child abuse and offer counseling and recovery services to children who have already been the victims of abuse.
Find Out More: National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD
The Child Welfare League of America helps strengthen families by having many resources for identifying children living in abusive homes. They use a lot of resources to provide positive environments for these children to be able to lead happier lives.
Find Out More: Advocacy
Children of Domestic Violence is an organization that aims to step in to work with children who have experienced domestic abuse and ensure that the cycle does not continue as they get older. By working to support the children, while simultaneously educating them on the significance and long-lasting impact of abuse in the home, they’re able to achieve large amounts of success.
Find Out More: What is Childhood Domestic Violence?
Child Advocates is a truly incredible organization that helps children who have been in abusive homes to have positive role models and enable the cycle of abuse to be broken. Child Advocates pairs children in the Houston area who may need guidance with a positive role model, which is something social workers can really use to help children.
Find Out More: Volunteer
Children that witness or are victims of domestic violence are often the ones that grow up and inflict abuse on others domestically, so the work that the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence does is even more important. By working to foster better home environments, they often help with reducing the occurrence of domestic abuse. Social workers can go over this site with children who live in houses that have been subject to domestic abuse before.
Find Out More: Children & Violence
The Breakable Vow started off as a book that detailed one woman’s tumultuous relationship with her boyfriend-then-husband. It’s a very interesting read, one that social workers should recommend to clients who may be experiencing abuse. What makes the site so useful is how it supplements content to the book, increasing its affectivity.
Find Out More: Curriculum Guide Video & Audio Training Series
The National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence is an integrative network of informational sources that delve into the most important details of domestic abuse as it pertains to children and partners. Due to a correlation in the number of child abuse cases to partner abuse cases, this organization is tasked with finding a two-fold solution to an abuse problem.
Find Out More: Child Abuse
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has a great domestic violence section that details different laws and ways to prevent domestic violence at your home. What makes this site so great for social workers is their extensive section of publications to read through.
Find Out More: State Laws
Children as Witness Project is a unique organization that aims to equip educators with the signs on how to identify if a child is living with domestic violence, even if not inflicted on the child physically.
Honor Our Voices is a sobering site that showcases a child’s perspective of domestic abuse and how its implications can ripple much further than imagined. The site breaks diaries down into three distinct age groups, which makes it much easier to identify certain milestones that domestic abuse can have on one’s life.
Social workers who are working with clients in domestic violence situations may want to refer the clients to online resources about domestic violence, so that the clients can make well informed choices about how to deal with their unfortunate circumstances.
Domestic Violence as a Whole works passionately to qualm any myths concerning domestic violence. The Introduction to the site reemphasizes that domestic violence can happen to anyone and details some of the most pertinent information relating to domestic violence in a broad sense. It’s a great place for social workers to recommend someone who they suspect to be a victim of abuse.
Find Out More: Introducing “The Faces of DV” Talk Show
bWe Baptist Women for Equality’s Blog discusses the particular struggles that women have in the patriarchy of the Baptist church and how hard they must work to overcome these obstacles. Posts discuss various aspects of being a Christian woman and emphasize feminist values pertaining to equality and treatment. The site is a great read for getting a realistic picture of where we are as a country on equality issues.
Find Out More: Who am I talking to?
Tapestri was started in 1996 with the expressed intent to help the underserved community of immigrant and refugee women in the Atlanta area. If you’re a social worker in Atlanta serving immigrant clients suffering from abuse, this site will have a wealth of information that can address unique abuse problems they may be facing.
Find Out More: Legal Advocacy Program
For 20 years the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence has been a wonderful resource for the nation to get information on domestic violence. The site is loaded with material pertaining to domestic violence and the strain it puts on the individual, relationship, family, and even community. Social workers should definitely recommend the site potential domestic violence victims.
Find Out More: Key Initiatives
Violence Unsilenced knows that many times it’s hard or can be scary to discuss sexual abuse and they publish two new survivor stories per week to promote discussion of this issue that is confronted surprisingly little considering its prevalence. The site also has quality information on how to get help if currently trapped in an abusive relationship.
Find Out More: Survivors
Trauma Source: Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence is an engaging page from The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma that has a list of some of the best resources and publications relating to the contrasting types of domestic violence that exist. Social workers can read through the page to get links to recommend clients.
Find Out More: Child Abuse
With the large number of domestic violence cases that take place throughout the country each year, Hope House aims to support individuals through engaging support tools, along with prevention and education work. They utilize a shelter and hotline to provide as much support as possible, so for Kansas City-based social workers working with abuse victims, this site and hotline should definitely be given out.
Find Out More: Get Help
The Last Straw is a site that is useful to any woman in a relationship. It details useful signs for domestic abuse and also functions through providing great advice for getting out of abusive relationships.
Find Out More: Daily Inspiration
The website for Danger Assessment emphasizes how important it is to understand the gravity of a situation, especially when it comes to relationships. The site allows for a simple survey to gauge the level of danger an individual may be in regarding their relationship, so social workers should recommend this to any person they believe may be in an abusive relationship.
Find Out More: What is the Danger Assessment?
The Domestic Violence Defense Blog chronicles how those accused of sexual abuse can deal with the process of going to court. Each post discusses another part of the complex issues associated with sexual abuse and social workers can recommend this site to a client who has been accused of sexual abuse.
Find Out More: Domestic Violence and Kidnapping
Quivering Daughters noticed a lack of Biblical-based Christian support for women who have been subjected to abuse previously. The site is designed to be an outlet for these women to come and get the support they need to properly address these problems. If a social worker is looking for a good Christian-based website to recommend, this is the best choice.
Find Out More: First Chapter
Rural Assistance Center: Domestic Violence Websites & Tools has an impressive library of material that are meant to make it much easier for those living in rural areas to have access to the sorts of comprehensive tools that make dealing with domestic violence much easier. When a social worker is helping clients in rural areas, this site should definitely be recommended.
Find Out More: Domestic Violence FAQ’s