WEBTREATS: Domestic Violence

This list, prepared by the College Resource Center librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.  Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites.  This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.

Safety Notice:  Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer, call your local hotline, and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224. 

General Violence Resources:

Academy on Violence & Abuse (AVA)
AVA exists to advance health education and research on the prevention, recognition and treatment of the health effects of violence and abuse.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
BJS is the primary source for crime statistics in the United States.  Available data and statistical reports on violent crimes of all types are available through this specific link:  http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=31

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Violence Prevention
This site leads to CDC resources on violence prevention, including child maltreatment and intimate partner violence.

CDC VetoViolence
The CDC provides health professionals with online violence education tools through this website.  The focus is on violence prevention. 

Understanding Evidence
Understanding Evidence, one of the online tools in the CDC VetoViolence website, offers knowledge and resources for using evidence in decision-making processes for violence prevention.

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV)

The CSPV, a project of the University of Colorado Institute of Behavioral Science, provides direct information services to the public by offering online searchable customized databases on violence prevention, especially in children.


Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System (LFCC)

The Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System is a Canadian non-profit social service agency that helps children and families involved with the justice system as victims or witnesses of crime, youthful offenders, and other situations.  The LFCC site links to more than 70 reports that can be accessed and downloaded.

OVC Resource Center
The OVC Resource Center, a project of the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), is a clearinghouse for emerging victim issues.  The Resource Center offers National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) databases, online directories, and other resources for victims.

Children & Adolescents:

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA)
ASCA is an international self-help support group program specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Child Abuse & Neglect
This AAP Section on Child Abuse and Neglect (SOCAN) site offers resources on child abuse and neglect.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Violence Prevention: Youth Violence
This specific CDC website includes sections on bullying, electronic aggression, and gangs.  Specific topic pages link to key data, reports, and other useful information.


Loveisrespect.org, a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and Break the Cycle, is an online resource to engage, educate and empower youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships.


Maternal and Child Health Library Knowledge Path: Adolescent Violence Prevention

This path offers a selection of resources that measure, document, and monitor the problem; identify risk and protective factors; and report on promising intervention strategies. Separate sections identify resources on specific aspects of adolescent violence such as bullying, firearms, gangs, media violence, school violence, and violent-crime victimization.


Stopbullying.gov (HHS)

StopBullying.gov provides information from various federal government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying

Stop It Now!
Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.

STRYVE Online – Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere
STRYVE is a national initiative, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which takes a public health approach to preventing youth violence before it starts. To support this effort, STRYVE Online provides communities with the knowledge and resources to be successful in preventing youth violence.|

U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
The OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.  Topics covered include girls delinquency, commercial child sexual exploitation, bullying, Internet crimes, and statistics.

Domestic Violence:

American Bar Association (ABA) Domestic Violence
The ABA provides consumer-level information on domestic violence through this webpage.

Futures Without Violence (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund)
Futures Without Violence works to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world.

Know More, Say More
The Know More, Say More site, a Futures Without Violence project, focuses on the reproductive health consequences of violence and sexual coercion.   The Know More section of the website offers facts and resources on the topic.

National Consensus Guidelines on Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence Victimization in Health Care Settings (2004)

National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NHRCDV)
The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NHRCDV), a project of Futures Without Violence, offers free, culturally competent materials and technical assistance to health care practitioners and others working in domestic violence prevention. 

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV)
NCDSV designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation, influences policy, promotes collaboration and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)  
The NCADV website provides practical information on violence prevention and victim services.  Topics include Internet safety, developing a safety plan, and identify protection.

National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)
The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)
The NRCDV works to improve societal and community responses to domestic violence and its prevention through a wide range of free, comprehensive, and individualized technical assistance, training, resource materials, and projects.

Elder Abuse:

Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE)
The Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE), located at the University of Delaware Center for Community Research and Service, provides a computerized catalog of elder abuse literature and links to other elder abuse and aging resources.

Eldercare Locator
Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, provides a gateway for locating local agencies that can help older persons and their family's access home and community-based services, such as transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services.  Suspected elder abuse can be reported to the Eldercare hotline: 1-800-677-1116 

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), directed by the U.S. Administration on Aging, is a resource for policy makers, social service and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families. The NCEA website has links to the help hotline and information on elder care services, adult protective services, and nursing home abuse.

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) 
The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America's most vulnerable citizens.  The NCPEA site offers information on elder abuse.


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
College materials on domestic violence and links to key outside resources can be found through this specific site. Search the general College website to find additional College resources. 

VAWnet: National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
VAWnet is the online resource for advocates working to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violence in the lives of women and their children.

Please also refer to the WEBTREAT on Rape Prevention Resources for related links.
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