Helpful Web Sites
Family Violence Prevention Fund
The site provides updated reports and articles on family violence in the news, including steps made with local and federal government. Other information focuses on prevention of family violence and activism in our country.
Good resource on relationship abuse with advice for teens, parents and friends. The site is very colorful and contains helpful public awareness resources, such as PSAs, television commercials and a Community Action Kit.
This is an educational site for young girls to help break down gender stereotypes and develop confidence, high self-esteem, and healthy relationships. It includes a section for parents who want to help their daughters, as well as educators.
Liz Claiborne Violence Prevention
There are separate sections on this site for relationship violence and teen dating violence. The site is colorful and user-friendly. Teen section includes access to National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (1-866-331-9474). Adult section provides information on domestic violence and ways to help, including information and statistics from several different studies.
The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the costs and consequences of partner violence at work and eliminating it. The site covers policies and programs, as well as legal issues and legislation. Articles, research, and resources are provided on a multitude of topics, including dating violence and domestic violence, but the primary focus is the view of domestic violence from the workplace.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
The NCIPC site includes extensive information about violence and violent crimes, including sexual abuse and violence from an intimate partner. Links are provided, ongoing studies are detailed, and many relevant articles are available from the site.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The NCADV supports coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives - such as safe home and shelter programs; public education and technical assistance; and policy development and innovative legislation.
National Crime Prevention Council
NCPC's site focuses on crime prevention in the news, but includes several articles and informative sections on violence, violence prevention (including domestic violence), and teen violence.
National Domestic Violence Hotline Home Page
This site describes the services of the national domestic violence hotline. However, it also includes information for and about victims, abusers, teens, co-workers, and children. It provides information for finding help and support on the local level, or for victims who need to relocate.
New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women
This site provides an outline of services available in different areas of New Jersey, as well as legislation related to issues of domestic violence. There are statistics and resources available, and the number for the NJ Domestic Violence Hotline is provided.
Rachel Coalition: Responding to Domestic Violence
The Rachel Coalition, based in Florham Park, New Jersey, uniquely combines the resources and commitment of affiliated organizations, social services and its partners. Services include a 24-hour crisis response line, an emergency safe house in Essex County with Kosher provisions, individual and group counseling, community education, and access to legal and medical support. Although the Rachel Coalition primarily addresses the concerns of Jewish victims, the work of the Coalition serves all ethnic groups living in suburbia.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
This site provides information, statistics, and mainly resources for victims of domestic abuse, incest, or rape. A large emphasis of the site is increasing awareness.
See It and Stop It
This site encourages teens to stand up against dating abuse. Through quizzes and information teens learns ways to approach someone involved in an abusive relationship.
This site provides teens with an online resource for any and all anonymous questions regarding their health, relationships, bodies and sexuality. The site includes answers, facts, advice, hot topics, quizzes, happenings and more. It is professionally staffed and funded by Atlantic Health System.
This site features a chatroom where teen peer counselors provide information, support and resources on dating relationships.
When Love Hurts
This Australian site is mostly geared toward teenage girls. It is colorful, fun, and easy to use. The information is mainly geared toward young girls who want to evaluate their relationship, are being abused, have been abused, or have a friend who has been abused. Information covers the full spectrum of feelings, questions, explanations, and how to best help yourself or a friend.