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Recommended Reading List

Getting Free
by Ginny NiCarthy

The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence
by Gavin DeBecker

Next Time She’ll Be Dead: Battering and How to Survive It 
by Anne Jones

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

I Can’t Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors
by Aphrodite Matsakis

Surviving a Stalker: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Yourself Safe
by Linden Gross and Gavin DeBecker

Naming the Violence: Speaking Out About Lesbian Battering
by Kerry Lobel

Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
Lundy Bancroft

I Never Called It Rape
by Robin Warshaw

Invisible Wounds: A Self-Help Guide for Women in Destructive Relationships
by Kay Douglas

Men Who Beat the Men Who Love Them: Battered Gay Men and Domestic Violence
by David Island and Patrick Letellier

To Be an Anchor in the Storm: A Guide for Families and Friends of Abused Women 
by Susan Brewster

Chain Chain Change: For Black Women in Abusive Relationships
by Evelyn C. White

Mejor sola que mal acompañada: para la mujer golpeada
For the Latina in an Abusive Relationship

by Myrna M. Zambrano

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Local and National Domestic Violence Websites

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Additional Helplines


StrongHearts Native Helpline: for domestic/sexual violence is available 7am-10pm CT, confidential, and specifically for Native communities:1−844-762-8483

Trans LifeLinefor peer support for trans folks 9am-3am CT:1-877-565-8860 This hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.

Deaf Hotline: available 24/7 through video phone (1-855-812-1001), email and chat for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled survivors.

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 24/7, in more than 200 languages: 1-888-373-7888 or submit a tip online.

National Parent Helpline: Monday -Friday 12pm-9am CT emotional support and advocacy for parents:1-855-2736

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 24/7, confidential and free:1-800-799-7233 and through chat.

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 24/7, confidential and free:800.656.HOPE (4673) and through chat.