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Abuse / domestic violence resources


Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233

Toll-free, 24 hours a day. Many languages spoken. Can refer you to local services. Se habla espanol.



Selected Websites

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence includes practical advice and resources

Safe Horizon NYC organization's website includes detailed information on life in a dv shelter and counseling; also worldwide dv resource page. Se habla espanol.

SAVI Mount Sinai Hospital (NYC) Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program, including bilingual and orthodox specialists

Cyberparent.com information on verbal abuse and teen dv

Sanctuary for Families NYC organization providing support throughout the process of abuse and/or leaving and afterward

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Single Parent Advocate

Single Parents Network

Financial Abuse

Feminist.com general information re women's issues

Ms. Magazine wide coverage of women's issues, including Oct/Nov. 2001 article: "An Avowed Abuser Wrestles With His Demons"



Professional resources

- Issues in the treatment of domestic violence, The Renfrew Perspective

- Bibliography



Site Editor

Peggy Reubens, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. She has worked as a social worker and an adjunct professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work.


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