Info on Domestic Violence Click a Link Below

Domestic Violence Net

Family Violence Awareness Page

National Council on Child Abuse & Family Violence

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Hotlines and Resources

U.S. Dept of Justice's Office of Violence Against Women

Why Write About Battered Women?

Why base a mystery novel on a battered women's counselor? Why write about a battered women's shelter?

    Because domestic violence is the leading cause of injury for women between the ages of fifteen and forty-four.*

    Because when women leave their batterers, they are at a greater risk for being killed.** And yet there aren't enough shelters.

    Because most of us know a battered woman. Is it your neighbor? Your sister? Is it you?

    If it is you, please don't lie to yourself. Get help please.

                                 Call 1-800-799-SAFE

Can't decide if the situation is domestic violence?

Go to Open Arms. You'll find info on the characteristics of a batterer, abusive relationships, helping someone break free and many other helpful topics.

Think you're the only one going through this? You're not.

Go to Sandra Bilokonsky's Struggles of The Heart, The Abuse Survivor's Site web site. There are other women out there like you, who have coped with this!

    A Book for Women Who have Survived Domestic Violence:
It's My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence by Meg Kennedy Dugan and Roger R. Hock

*Uniform Crime Reports, FBI, 1991.
**Barbara Hart, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1988.

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