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If you are in immediate danger, call 911 right away.
Domestic Violence Hotline - 1.800.799.SAFE(7233)
Battered Women's Justice Project 1.800.903.0111
Resource Center on Child Protection and Custody 1.800.527.3223
Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence 1.800.313.1310
Find a woman's shelter - homeless resources
Emergency plan: you should have one.
"Getting ready to leave: Use a safety plan
Leaving an abuser can be dangerous. You're the only person who knows the safest time to leave. Make sure you prepare a safety plan so that you can act quickly when the time is right. Consider taking these precautions:
* Arrange a
safety signal with a neighbor as an alert to call the police if necessary.
As part of a safety plan, avoid making long-distance phone calls from home because the abuser could trace the calls to find out where you're going. And the abuser may be able to intercept your cell phone conversations using a scanner. Switch to a corded phone if you're relaying sensitive information.
Also, be aware that the abuser may be able to monitor your Internet activities and access your e-mail account. Change your passwords, get a new e-mail account or access a computer at a friend's house or a local library."
"The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives."
"The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) serves as the only center in the nation that provides information regarding 5000 local and nationwide shelters and service providers available for victims, friends and family who often call for life saving help. The Hotline operates 24 hours a day in over 150 languages with a TTY line available for the deaf."
"The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence."
Help for women sexually assaulted by partners.
This is a very well respected resource for medical information.
Of the 437,990 cases of domestic violence perpetrated against women and 83,750 against men in 2004 - 27,380 were sexual assaults. FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports
Glaser, S. (1993, February 26). Violence against women. CQ Researcher, 3, 169-192. Retrieved February 1, 2007, from CQ Researcher Online, http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre1993022600.
Goldberg, W. G. & Tomlanovich,. (1984). Domestic violence victims in the emergency department. New findings JAMA, (251) 3259-3264.
Prah, P. M. (2006, January 6). Domestic violence. CQ Researcher, 16, 1-24. Retrieved February 1, 2007, from CQ Researcher Online, http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre2006010600.
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Macdonalds, J. (2004). World Book Encyclopedia. United States of America: World Book Inc.
rape. (2006). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved May 2, 2006, from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?tocId=9376486
Smith, M. D. (2004). Encyclopedia of Rape. USA: Greenwood Press.
Sedney, M., "rape (crime)." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Scholastic Library Publishing, 2006 <http://gme.grolier.com> (February 1, 2006).
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