Help to Deal with Domestic Violence
FOR IMMEDIATE HELP
Call 911
After the event I decided I needed to understand myself and I knew that I would need help doing 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.  Below are some of the steps I took
and other helpful Internet sights dedicated to education and recovery from psychopaths/sociopaths and domestic violence.  To the right are books they may also
help you understand more about domestic violence and how psychopaths are abusers.
SAFETY PLANNING for someone involved in an abusive relationship is a necessary and important step. Planning can be used while you are still with your
abuser or after the relationship has ended. While still in an abusive relationship, your safety is of primary importance.  This site, part of the National Domestic
Violence Hotline, covers Safety Plan Guidelines, 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)
Until the violence stops, the hotline will continue to answer…One Call at a Time. Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a information and referrals
to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 140 languages
through interpreter services. If you or someone you know is frightened about something in your relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline
at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224

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. In some cases, though, the symptoms can get worse or last for
months or even years. Sometimes they may completely shake up your life. In a case such as this, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder. Getting
treatment as soon as possible after post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms develop may prevent long-term post-traumatic stress disorder.

NATIONAL NETWORK TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  
NNEDV provides training and technical assistance to state coalitions against domestic violence, further public awareness of domestic violence issues, and
advocate for federal legislation and funding that better serves victims of domestic violence.

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 groundbreaking programs, policy development, and public action campaigns are designed to build
respect and healthy relationships.

INITIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE SCREENING AND COUNSELING TOOLKIT
The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence (HRC) creates resources to help providers identify and support women and girls experiencing IPV.
To better understand these new policy recommendations, the HRC issued three memos:  Interpersonal and Domestic Violence Screening and Counseling:
Understanding New Federal Rules and Providing Resources for Health Providers, Impact of Federal Health Coverage Rule for Domestic and Sexual Violence
Advocates and How the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Affects Victims of Domestic, Sexual, and Dating Violence.

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.
http://thesinglemother.com/emotional-abuse-help-guide/

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.

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 domestc
violence and child abuse
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Light shines
through darkness