Resources for victims and their families

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 The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY). This is a list of resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC Resources

  • Coping with Stress
    CDC’s Web page includes information on coping with the stress that results from personal or environmental disasters.

Other Federal Resources

  • Center for Substance Abuse PreventionExternal Web Site Icon
    The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention offers free, Web-based courses to identify problems and risk factors, screening and assessment tools, prevention and intervention strategies, tools for clients, and legal issues surrounding IPV.
  • National Women’s Health Information CenterExternal Web Site Icon
    The National Women’s Health Information Center, run by the Office on Women’s Health, is the most current and reliable resource on women’s health.
  • U.S. Department of Justice The Office of Victims of CrimeExternal Web Site Icon
    The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs-the lifeline services that help victims to heal.
  • U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against WomenExternal Web Site Icon
    The Office on Violence Against Women works with victim advocates and law enforcement to develop grant programs that support a wide range of services, including advocacy, emergency shelter, law enforcement protection, and legal aid, for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Additional Online Resources

  • American Institute on Domestic ViolenceExternal Web Site Icon
    Offers on-site workshops and conference presentations that address the corporate cost of domestic violence in the workplace.
  • Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic ViolenceExternal Web Site Icon
    A national network that works to raise awareness in Asian and Pacific Islander communities about domestic violence; expand leadership and expertise within Asian and Pacific Islander communities about prevention, intervention, advocacy, and research; and promote culturally relevant programs, research, and advocacy by identifying promising practices.
  • Communities Against Violence NetworkExternal Web Site Icon (CAVNET)
    CAVNET provides an interactive, online database of information; an international network of professionals; and real-time voice conferencing with professionals and survivors, throughout the world, using the Internet.
  • Corporate Alliance to End Partner ViolenceExternal Web Site Icon (CAEPV)
    CAEPV is a national, nonprofit alliance of corporations and businesses throughout the United States and Canada, working to prevent partner violence.
  • FaithTrust InstituteExternal Web Site Icon
    Formerly known as The Center for the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence, FaithTrust Institute is an interreligious, educational resource that addresses sexual and domestic violence issues.
  • Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American CommunityExternal Web Site Icon
    Seeks to create a community of African-American scholars and practitioners who address violence in the African-American community.
  • Minnesota Center Against Violence and AbuseExternal Web Site Icon (MINCAVA)
    MINCAVA is an electronic clearinghouse with educational resources about all types of violence, including higher education syllabi, published research, funding sources, upcoming training events, individuals or organizations that serve as resources, and searchable databases with more than 700 training manuals, videos, and other education resources.
  • National Center for Victims of CrimeExternal Web Site Icon (NCVC)
    NCVC is a nonprofit organization that serves victims of all types of crime, including intimate partner violence.
  • National Center on Domestic and Sexual ViolenceExternal Web Site Icon (NCDSV)
    Develops and provides innovative training and consultation, influences policy, and promotes collaboration and diversity in working to end domestic and sexual violence. NCDSV consults with the Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership through Alliances (DELTA) program in CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention.
  • National Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceExternal Web Site Icon (NCADV)
    NCADV is a membership organization of domestic violence coalitions and service programs.
  • National Domestic Violence HotlineExternal Web Site Icon
    The National Domestic Violence Hotline connects individuals to help in their area by using a nationwide database that includes detailed information about domestic violence shelters, other emergency shelters, legal advocacy and assistance programs, and social service programs.
  • National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic ViolenceExternal Web Site Icon (the Alianza)
    The Alianza is a group of nationally recognized Latina and Latino advocates, community activists, practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence.
  • National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant WomenExternal Web Site Icon
    The Network coordinates national advocacy efforts aimed at removing the barriers battered immigrant women and children face when they attempt to leave abusive relationships.
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)External Web Site Icon
    NNEDV is a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions and provides legislative and policy advocacy and provides training, technical assistance, and funds to domestic violence advocates through the NNEDV Fund.
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)External Web Site Icon
    NSVRC identifies and disseminates information, resources, and research on all aspects of sexual violence prevention and intervention. The NSVRC website features links to related resources and information about conferences, funding, job announcements, and special events. Additional activities include coordinating national sexual assault awareness activities, identifying emerging policy issues and research needs, issuing a biannual newsletter, and recommending speakers and trainers.
  • National Violence Against Women Prevention Research CenterExternal Web Site Icon
    The center provides information to scientists, practitioners, advocates, grassroots organizations, and any other professional or lay person interested in current topics related to violence against women and its prevention.
  • Prevention Connection: The Violence Against Women Prevention PartnershipExternal Web Site Icon
    Prevention Connection, a project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, features an online public Listserv and bi-monthly web-based forums that provide prevention experts with a vehicle for analyzing and discussing ongoing efforts to prevent domestic and sexual violence.
  • Rape, Abuse & Incest National NetworkExternal Web Site Icon (RAINN)
    Hotline: 800-656-HOPE
    RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN’s national hotline works as a call-routing system.
  • The Stalking Resource CenterExternal Web Site Icon
    An established clearinghouse of information and resources to inform and support local, multidisciplinary stalking response programs nationwide; developed a national peer-to-peer exchange program to provide targeted, on-site problem-solving assistance to VAWO arrest grantee jurisdictions; and organized a nationwide network of local practitioners who represent VAWO grantee jurisdictions to support their multidisciplinary approaches to stalking.
  • The Recovery Village External Web Site Icon
    The Recovery Village offers comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis based alcohol/drug rehab, eating disorder and mental health treatments for men and women ages 18 and up, all under one roof.
  • Violence Against Women Electronic NetworkExternal Web Site Icon (VAWnet)
    VAWnet provides a collection of full-text, searchable resources on domestic violence, sexual violence, and related issues as well as links to an “In the News” section, calendars listing trainings, conferences, grants, and access to the Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month subsites.
  • Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource CenterExternal Web Site Icon
    This project offers information on the Internet for the benefit of those interested in providing effective workplace responses to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence and stalking.
  • World Health Organization/TEACH-VIPExternal Web Site Icon
    A comprehensive injury prevention and control curriculum which has been developed through the efforts of WHO and a network of global injury prevention experts.
  • World Health Organization/World Report on Violence and Health Adobe PDF file [PDF 222 KB]External Web Site Icon
    This report, produced by the World Health Organization, is written mainly for researchers and practitioners. Its goals are to raise global awareness about the problems of violence and show that violence is preventable. The report includes a chapter specifically on intimate partner violence (Chapter 4).
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