Recommended Reading List
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
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
Local and National Domestic Violence Websites
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – Violence Against Women
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence
Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO)
Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
Ohio Domestic Violence Network 1- 800-934-9840
RAINN — Rape Abuse & Incest National Network
Rural Womyn Zone
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs – Violence Against Women Office
Volunteer Lawyers Project
StrongHearts Native Helpline: for domestic/sexual violence is available 7am-10pm CT, confidential, and specifically for Native communities:1−844-762-8483
Trans LifeLine: for 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.