Abuse & Domestic Violence

Abuse can take many forms, and may be perpetrated by a caregiver, a parent, a spouse or an intimate partner. Common types of abuse include:

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Please note: If you are in an abusive or violent relationship, it is likely that your abuser may be attempting to track and control your Internet usage. Bookmarking domestic violence sites, or having them appear in your history list, can alert your abuser that you are seeking information on domestic violence or communicating with outsiders about his abusive behavior. To protect yourself, use computers outside the home when searching for abuse information; or when using the home computer, do not bookmark sites, and take steps to clear your history list and delete cookies. Consult your browser's Help files or visit the following site for more information: http://www.acadv.org/warning.html

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Recommended Book

Recommended Book for Abuse & Domestic ViolenceWhy Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
Lundy Bancroft

"He doesn't mean to hurt me-he just loses control."
" He can be sweet and gentle."
" He's scared me a few times, but he never hurts the children-he's a great father."
" He's had a really hard life..."

Women in abusive relationships tell themselves these things every day. Now they can see inside the minds of angry and controlling men-and change their own lives. In this groundbreaking book, a counselor shows how to improve, survive, or leave an abusive relationship, with: