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  • On-line Information and Resources

    The following links are listed to provide you with additional online information specific to domestic violence, sexual violence, trauma, and life transitions. It is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of specific content. 

    General Resources on Coercive Control, Sexual and Domestic Violence

    • The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides hotline services and information about abuse
    • U.S. Justice Departmentinformation, resources, and legislation about domestic violence
    • RAINN:  (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization 
    • National Coalition Against Domestic Violencethe mission is to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism
    • Coercive Control Collectivecommunity of people and organizations with the goal of unmasking a pattern of abuse core to highly controlling relationships and groups 
    • Domestic Shelters.orgresource for finding local agencies, housing and services for survivors

    State and Local Websites for New Jersey and Nevada

    Resources focused on specific religions, cultures, and LGBTQIA communities

    • Peaceful Families Project: an initiative devoted to ending domestic violence in Muslim families 
    • Live Violence Free: offers services to those individuals and families suffering from abuse within the communities of South Lake Tahoe and Alpine County CA. There are good resources for LGBTQIA individuals
    • FORGE–  National transgender anti-violence organization that provides training and assistance for anti-violence professionals and advocacy, services, and referrals for survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or hate violence
    • The Spiritual Lifewebsite that explores many of the world’s religions with many links.  The link here is specific to Islam and domestic violence

    Survivors’ and Mental Health Professionals’ Websites

    • One Mom’s Battlesurvivor- started website with many online courses, resources, and education materials. This website is focused on post-separation abuse and divorce
    • Lundy Bancrofthe is a recognized expert on domestic violence and his website offers resources as well as a blog that covers a variety of topics on abuse
    • The M3nd Projectthis is another excellent survivor-started website that is focused on abuse. It seeks to educate, equip, and restore all those impacted 

    Childhood Trauma 

    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Suicide Awareness and Hotlines

    General Mental Health Resources

    • National Alliance on Mental Illness–  NAMI is the country’s largest grassroots mental health organization and offers resources and support groups for individuals and their families impacted by mental illness
    • Psychology Today information on specific mental health conditions
    • Psych Centralmore resources and information on mental health conditions

    Phone Applications for Interpersonal Violence

    There are may phone apps that provide information domestic (including dating) violence as well as safety plans.

    • One Love–  provides a safety assessment, which can make it easier for people to determine whether they are in a relationship that is abusive or that could turn abusive. You see, a lot of people are in denial that there is a problem in their relationship. Answering the questions on the survey can help to rate just how dangerous the relationship is.
    • Aspire News– Aspire News app can hide important information, so the abuser can’t find it. The app looks similar to a daily news site. However, in their app’s help section is a list of resources that will help victims of domestic violence. Those who need to be careful while they are accessing resources and planning how to get away may find this app extremely beneficial. 
    • Home Screen
      This app provides insight into abuse and stories from survivors as well as resources. One of the biggest benefits of this app, though is, that you can choose the icon that it displays on your phone’s screen. The icons are indistinct, and they don’t look like a DV app at all. You can choose an app that you are sure the abuser wouldn’t think to open. Additionally, there is no browsing history connected to the app. You will not have to worry about anyone seeing what you have been looking at online through the app.


    Taking care of your “self” can be as simple as taking a quick walk around the block, having a soothing cup of herbal tea, or stroking your pet.  It does not have to take a lot of time or money to acknowledge that YOU are the most important person in your life.  Below are some websites and resources that can help you expand your self-care routine as well as create a peaceful environment for your healing journey.

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