Groups, websites and other Abuse BDSM Resources
New resources marked with an asterisk (*)
If you or someone else you know is being abused please contact one of the follow organizations for help!
Campus Safety Guide– A sexual assault reference for college students.*
Chronic Conditions & Domestic Violence*– PDF Infographic (opens in new tab)
HopeLine by Verizon* HopeLine from Verizon collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries, chargers and accessories in any condition from any service provider to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence. Donated phones are then turned into valuable resources for nonprofit organizations and agencies that support domestic violence victims and survivors nationwide.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 (1-800-799-SAFE) TTY: 1-800-787-3224
National Electronic Network on Violence Against Women
A resource for advocates working with abused women, with information on all forms of oppression and their intersection with intimate partner violence, among other resources.
Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence Not for API only
Safe Horizon Virtual Domestic Violence Shelter Tour and Information Site. This site will take you on a virtual tour of a domestic violence shelter and answer your questions about shelters.
Legal Momentum (formerly NOW legal Defense & Education Fund). Organizations providing services and legal referral to women with legal issues arising from domestic violence, including child custody.
WOMEN OF COLOR, IMMIGRANTS, RELIGIOUS RESOURCES:
Hot Peach Pages Domestic Violence information in 70 languages
Native American Women: Barriers to Living Free. Short informative article on historical context, spirituality and more.
Black Women’s Health Everything an African American women would want to know about her health and information about domestic violence
Race, Health Care and the Law (Text in English, Spanish and Portuguese) Links to articles: “The Plight of Black Battered Women” on mistreatment of battered black women by the law. “The Effect of Racism on Domestic Violence Resources”: implications of race for women, men, the family, the justice system.
Multicultural Perspectives on Domestic Violence in the U.S. Click on African American and scroll down to find an extensive bibliography
Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Communities (for general information on domestic violence specific to African American women.)
National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza). Information and resources on domestic violence specific to Latinas.
Arte Sana: Healing Hearts Through the Arts Links and bibliography including videotapes. Some sources are bilingual/ trilingual.
Race, Health Care and the Law Links and bibliography including videotapes.
Asian Family Violence Report: “A study of Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, South Asian and Vietnamese Communities in Massachusetts” by Marianne Yoshioka. “To help members of Asian communities start a dalogue about family violence.”
Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence. Articles on numerous topics specializing in but not limited to Asian and Pacific Islanders, trafficking, domestic violence and the intersection of cultures.
(East) Indian Women and Violence –Lengthy bibliography.
Multicultural Perspectives on Domestic Violence in the U.S. Extensive bibliography of mostly academic articles and books on Asians, south Asians, Latin Americans, Native Americans, African Americans listed by author, country and tribe.
Family Violence Prevention Fund:The Facts on Immigrant women and Domestic Violence Fact Sheet on Immigrant women
Tapestri Immigration and Refugee Coalition Challenging Gender Based Oppression Works on Sexual assault domestic violence and trafficking.
Faith Trust Institute Books and videos on domestic violence in Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities, including God’s Reconciling Love: A pastor’s Handbook on Domestic Violence, Circles of Healing: A support group curriculum for abused Christian Women,Keeping the Faith by Rev Marie Fortune.
“Ending Domestic Violence in Muslim Families” by Muslim scholar Sharifa Alkhateeb covers the basics on the topic, illustrating her points from Muslim women’s experiences.
Jewish Women International for information about domestic abuse in Jewish communities and excellent resources for abused women and Rabbis.
WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES
“Model Protocol for Safety Planning for Domestic Violence Victims With Disabilities” by Cathy Hoog, published by Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV). This 19 page publication on line is written for advocates and others who work with people who are disabled, but if you are abused it can be a useful guide in making a safety plan for yourself.
Overview of Literature on Domestic Violence and Disabilities Karen Howe: “Violence Against Women with Disabilities: An Overview of the Literature.”
National Council on Disabilities State and federal contact information and resources, including laws.
WOMEN WHO ARE DEAF
ADWAS: ABUSED DEAF WOMEN’S ADVOCACY SERVICES Pamphlets, books and films for deaf women who are abused. They are easy to read and have lots of illustrations. TTY: 800-787-3224.
DOVE: Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Women and Children.
DWIAA: Des Moines Deaf Women of Iowa Against Abuse.
ASADV: Rochester Advocacy Services for Deaf Victims.
RURAL AND NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN
The Rural Womyn Zone News about rural woman abuse, Native American abuse; links to national rural women’s task force on abuse and resources.
See also these books by Barrie Levy:
- Jovenes, Enamorados Y En Paligro: Una Guia Para Adolescentes para Librarse De Una Relation Abusiva
- In Love and in Danger: A Teen’s Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships
- What Parents Need to Know About Dating Violence
- Dating Violence: Young women in Danger
- 50 Ways to a Safer World: Everyday Actions You Can Take To Prevent Violence in Neighborhoods, Schools and Communities
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs Studies and reports on battering in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Coalition of over 20 programs in many states.
MEN WHO BATTER
Emerge- The oldest organization running groups for men who batter, heterosexual and gay. Some materials designed to help victim/survivors be safe are available on line. Other useful articles on a number of topics can be ordered.
Lundy Bancroft- Bancroft’s website makes available online his articles on custody, groups for men who batter and other topics, as well as a bibiliograpy, which includes his excellent books.
Corporation for Supportive Housing- Ending Long-Term Homelessness Services Initiative, a proposal for a new federal program policy paper.
Laying a New Foundation:- Changing the Systems that Create and Sustain Supportive Housing. Corporation for Supportive Housing 2003. Several state case studies and CSH publications illustrating approaches to solutions. 77 pages of practical strategies, step by step.
What Unions Can do Step by step suggestions on action by unions to aid abused workers, plus union contract agreements that incorporate safety for abused workers and accountability and support for perpetrators.
Abuse and BDSM– Leather and Roses