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Domestic Violence Handbook: A Survivor's Guide

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Date Published
May 2008
46 pages
This handbook was developed as a survivor’s guide for victims of domestic violence.
Organized into four chapters (dealing with domestic violence, understanding domestic violence, living violence-free, and resources for survivor’s of domestic violence, this handbook contains information on how to get help if someone is a victim of domestic violence, provides background information on the nature and causes of domestic violence, discusses several alternatives for consideration in order to have a life free of violence, and provides the names of support organizations, additional reading material, and sources for general, legal, and financial information. Domestic violence is a major problem, both in California and throughout the United States with one out of every four women reporting that they have experienced domestic violence in their lives. This handbook, developed by the California Attorney General’s Office, Crime and Violence Prevention Center, provides information primarily directed to the battered woman or wife. It specifically talks about abuse that occurs between couples in ongoing or terminated relationships (whether or not they are married). Resource list, suggested reading list, and plan ahead checklist included