Help to Deal with Domestic Violence
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Barbara Bentley
Motivational Author and Speaker        
Featured on DATELINE NBC
Recipient of Foundation for
Improvement of Justice Awar
Survivor of
a Psychopath
NATIONAL TEEN DATING ABUSE HOTLINE  1-866-331-9474 LOVEISRESPECT.ORG provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family,
Peer Advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. All communication is confidential and anonymous.  If you are a
teen in an abusive dating relationship or know someone who is, you can use this website to find answers to "Is this abuse" or use links to get help.
U.S. DEPT OF JUSTICE - OFFICE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN - LOCAL RESOURCES  This site offers an interactive map where you
can click on your state to find local resources.
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (MAYO CLINIC HEALTH INFORMATION):   Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered
by a terrifying event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.  Many people who go through traumatic
events have difficulty adjusting and coping for a while. But with time and taking care of yourself, such traumatic reactions usually get better.
AARDVARC: AN ABUSE, RAPE & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AID & 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. The goal of this website is to assist efforts to aid and
support those trying to remove themselves from abusive situations and build healthier, stronger lives. For individuals, we hope to provide general
educational and reference material as well as a comprehensive nationwide directory of services for "one stop shopping".
DIRECTORY OF CRIME VICTIM SERVICES The  Online Directory of Crime Victim Services is a resource from the Office for Victims
of Crime (OVC). Since its launch in 2003, the Directory has helped thousands of crime victims and service providers find non-emergency
crime victim service agencies in the United States and abroad.  Search by STATE or COUNTRY.  Go the home page and click START HERE.
NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE   The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is the
voice of victims and survivors.  We are the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence.  We do this by effecting
public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.
FUTURES WITHOUT VIOLENCE: For more than 30 years, we’ve developed innovative ways to end violence against women,
children, and families at home and around the world. From domestic violence and child abuse to bullying and sexual assault, our
ground breaking programs, policy development, and public action campaigns are designed to build respect and healthy relationships.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES DIRECTORY: This directory allows you to search for resources by entering your state. It provides information for men,
women, LGBT, Children/Teens, Elders, Non-profits, Shelters, Rape Crisis Centers, and Legal Help.
EMOTIONAL ABUSE HELP GUIDE: This guide in on a single mother’s website, but the guidance and links to resources are a good source of information for any woman in an
abusive situation. It talks about What is Emotional Abuse, Aggression, Denying,  Minimizing, and Trivializing. The website also lists resources for victims of emotional abuse in the
United States and the United Kingdom.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS GUIDE: This site offers information and links for What is Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence
Statistics, Warning Signs of Abuse and Violence, Stopping and Helping Domestic Violence Victims, and Domestic Abuse and Violence Resources.
SAFETY PLANNING for someone involved in an abusive relatinship is a critcial and necessary step. This site, part of the National Domestic Vioelnce Hotline, covers Safety Plan
Guiodleines, Personal Safety with an Abuser, Getting Ready to Leave, General Guidelines for Leaving an Abusive Relationship, After Leaving the Abusive Relationship and a
Printable Personal Safety Plan.
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE (1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224):  available every day, all day. Information and referrals to agencies
in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance in English and Spanish with access to more than 140 languages through interpreter services.
After my husband tried to murder me, I decided I needed to
understand myself. I knew that I would need help so I sought out a
family therapist. Through belief in myself, my journey and my Higher
Power, I found that light shines through darkness, but it takes a lot of
work. So if you're feeling your world is out of sorts, I encourage you
to find your inner strength in whatever way works best for you.