DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TOPICS
A "Word" About Domestic Violence
Other words used to talk or write about "domestic violence" include:
- Wife battering
- Domestic abuse
- Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
- Family violence
- Relationship violence
- Spousal violence
- Dating violence
These terms don't necessarily mean the same things and can describe varied behaviors and relationships. However, each term can bring to light a different aspect of domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Topics
- Address Confidentiality
- Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
- Child Support
- Custody Process
- Custody Relief in Protection From Abuse Orders
- Custody Relocation
Other Places to Find Information, Statistics and Research About Domestic Violence:
- VAWnet, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is housed within the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV). VAWnet is an easily accessible and comprehensive collection of full-text, searchable electronic resources on domestic violence, sexual violence and related issues.
- Mincava e-lectronic clearinghouse provides an extensive pool of up-to-date educational resources about all types of violence, including higher education syllabi, published research, funding sources, upcoming training events, individuals or organizations which serve as resources, and searchable databases with over 1000 training manuals, videos and other education resources.
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service Library, is administered by the Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. NCJRSP provides access to reports, statistics, and research from many federal government agencies, including the FBI, National Institute of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, FBI and census bureau.
- WomensLaw.org, a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, provides legal information and support to victims of domestic violence.
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Where can I get help for myself?
- Find Pennsylvania Domestic Violence Agencies –interactive map
- Victim Resources in Pennsylvania
- National Domestic Violence and Victim Resources
- National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224 Help is available: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, crisis intervention, safety planning, information, 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 170 languages through interpreter services.
- National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 1-866-331-9474, or TTY 1-866-331-8453 Help and resources for teens concerned about what is going on in their relationships, confidential online and text support
- Casa de Esperanza 651.772.1611 Linea de crisis 24-horas/24-hour crisis line Nuestra misión es movilizar a las Latinas y a las comunidades latinas para erradicar la violencia doméstica. Our mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latino communities to end domestic violence.
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