Resources on Abuse

Valuable Resources for Understanding and Dealing with Abuse

  1. YWCA Website

The YWCA is the largest provider of domestic violence services in the United States. One in four women in the U.S. will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime.

Every year, YWCA associations provide:

– Over 400,000 women with health and fitness programs, healthy pregnancy programs, mental health and drug abuse counseling, HIV/AIDS education and prevention, and other support.

– More than 535,000 women with safety services, which include sexual assault programs, domestic violence services such as emergency shelter, crisis hotlines, counseling and court assistance, and other community safety programs.

  1. Women’s Health (US Department of Health and Human Services), Violence Against Women

Violence and abuse affect women from all kinds of backgrounds every day. Sometimes, women are attacked by strangers, but most often they are hurt by people who are close to them. Violence and abuse can cause terrible physical and emotional pain. But you are not alone, and you can get help. This website provides hotlines and resources to help you, as well as information about abuse, mental effects of domestic violence, laws about domestic violence, etc.

  1. The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.

Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE FREE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, and referral services in over 170 languages.  Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.

The Hotline is part of the largest nationwide network of programs and expert resources and regularly shares insight about domestic violence with government officials, law enforcement agencies, media and the general public. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a non-profit organization established in 1996 as a component of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

  1. National Resource Center for Domestic Violence.

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) has been a comprehensive source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence.

NRCDV works tirelessly to improve community response to domestic violence and, ultimately, prevent its occurrence. Their comprehensive technical assistance, training, and resource development are just a few examples of the many ways in which NRCDV broadly serves those dedicated to ending domestic violence in relationships and communities.

       5.  “Will I Ever Be Free of You? How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce with a Narcissist”

This reading is a self-help book written by Dr. Karly McBride, PhD. With more than three decades of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist, Dr. McBride guides you through the emotional fallout and challenges of being married to and divorcing a narcissist. The court system assumes that both parties in most high-conflict divorces are at fault, but a narcissist can wreak havoc in the divorce process. Dr. McBride shows how to navigate this kind of divorce and how you and your children can heal afterward.

Written for those considering or already going through divorce, as well as the professionals working with them, Will I Ever Be Free of You? has three parts: Recognizing the Problem, Breaking Free, and Healing from the Debilitating Impact of Narcissistic Relationships. You begin by learning exactly what narcissism is, how to identify it, and how it affects relationships, then how to begin and carry on through a divorce and make the best decisions for you and your children. Dr. McBride lays out a roadmap of trauma recovery for the whole family, offering a step-by-step program for recognizing and healing from the particular emotional damage that narcissism causes.