Support Resources


LINKS
Check out Verbal Abuse and the Courts for links to legal resources and information.

http://www.giftfromwithin.org
This site is dedicated to helping people who have been wounded by others and who are seeking recovery, especially from post traumatic stress. At least 20,000,000 Americans have experienced some form of PTSD. Gift From Within was founded to help provide this support

http://www.onlinehealthresources.com/Mental-Health/
Mental Health resources has a directory of Mental Health related websites.

To learn how you can stop family violence visit http://www.stopfamilyviolence.org

For victims assistance online visit http://www.vaonline.org

A Place to Rest, Heal, and Grow Meadow Haven exists to provide a refuge for former members of high control, destructive groups to rest, heal, and grow. By understanding their experience in an abusive environment and acquiring the skills necessary for life outside the group, MeadowHaven helps former members recover their ability to be thriving contributors to society. ...supportive staff who understand the processes of thought reform and mind control.

To learn about verbal and emotional abuse in psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis go to http://www.home.aone.net.au/psychotherapy

To learn about dealing with bullying go to http://www.kathynoll.com for book and videos by this highly acclaimed author.

AARDVARC is An Abuse, Rape & Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection. This site is for victims of violence, their families and friends, and the agencies and programs which serve them, both public and private. Issues addressed here currently include: domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
http://www.ndvh.org/

The Family Violence Prevention Fund
http://www.fvpf.org/

W. V. Coalition Against Domestic Violence
http://www.wvcadv.org/

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
http://www.ncadv.org/

Safe Mail - No Public Record - In California
http://www.ss.ca.gov/safeathome/
To find out about this program for victims of domestic violence -- it's Safe At Home. This unique mail forwarding service will help relocating abuse victims keep their home, work, or school location secret -- free from public records access and threatening abusers.


THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

According to a recent study conducted by the Commonwealth Fund, almost four million women are physically abused each year in the United States. Worldwide, between 20 and 50 percent of women have experienced physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner or family member. The healthcare system is in a unique position to play a role in domestic violence assessment, intervention, and prevention.

American Medical Association
Mental Health Effects of Family Violence
This monograph addresses the psychological and behavioral impact of family violence.

American Family Physician
Case Studies in Partner Violence
Interpersonal violence and abuse, especially between relatives and domestic partners, are leading causes of morbidity and mortality.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
NAMI
Founded in 1979 as the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, NAMI today works to achieve equitable services and treatment for more than 15 million Americans living with severe mental illnesses and their families.


National Academy Press
Understanding and Preventing Violence
This online book includes chapters on violence in families and substance abuse and violence.

Family Violence Prevention Fund
Preventing Domestic Violence: Clinical Guidelines on Routine Screening
Routine screening for domestic violence is recommended in primary care, OB/GYN and family planning, emergency, in-patient, pediatrics, and mental health settings. The guidelines include intake forms, questionnaires, and documentation forms. (Adobe Reader needed.)

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Mental Health Services for Children Who Witness Domestic Violence
In the past decade, a growing body of empirical research has demonstrated that exposure to domestic violence deleteriously affects children's social, emotional, and cognitive development. (Adobe Reader needed.)