Recommended Resources: Violence & Abuse

| June 9, 2020

Looking for accurate and up-to-date information? Check out the resources below.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Hotline (1-800-799-7233) and online chat available 24/7 to people in the U.S who are experiencing domestic violence, as well as to abusive partners and concerned family members and friends. Information available in English and Spanish.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): Hotline (1-800-656-4673) and online chat available 24/7 to victims of sexual assault. The site offers extensive support and information, as well as educational materials on safety, prevention, and public policy.  

HelpGuide: How to Get Out of an Abusive Relationship: Guidance on how to recognize an abusive relationship and where to turn for help. 

Loveisrespect: Healthy Relationships: A resource for teens and young adults on how to build healthy relationships, how to recognize abuse, and how to get help.

Understanding the Power and Control Wheel: A powerful tool that helps explain the different ways an abusive partner can use power and control to manipulate a relationship.

WomensLaw.org: Find Help for Yourself and for Others: Plain-language legal information for victims of abuse, in English and Spanish. Has state by state listings of advocates in local domestic violence programs and shelters, legal assistance organizations, courthouse locations where you can file for a protection order, and sheriff departments. 

Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Abuse Among LGBT People: A report on existing research on intimate partner violence and sexual abuse among LGBT people. 

Elder Abuse and Neglect: In Search of Solutions: How to recognize elder abuse and where to turn for help.