If you would like more information on family violence, try these web sites:
ABA Commission on Domestic Violence - The Commission is seeking to develop multidisciplinary solutions to family violence. This website contains a lot of information on current legal issues related to family violence. It also has an extensive bibliography, and resources for professionals working with children who have witnessed family violence.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Typing the words "domestic violence" into the search engine will provide a listing of domestic violence links.
The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) - Founded in 1987 by a group of leaders from a variety of disciplines in the field of child maltreatment, APSAC's mission is to provide professionals with the latest research and policy information on child maltreatment. Their site provides a legislation list serv, which can be accessed with an APSAC membership and a $15 fee. The list serv provides an opportunity for professionals from all over the country to have interactive conversations regarding federal, state and local legislation in the area of child maltreatment.
Battered Women and Their Children - Maintained by the Columbia School of Social Work, this page provides a bibliography of articles on the link between battered women and child maltreatment, in addition to an article on child witnesses to domestic violence. The page also provides an article on the role of clinical social work with battered women, and a training curriculum for child protective social workers.
Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence - Founded in 1977, the center is an international, private irreligious organization whose goal is to engage the religious community in the prevention of abuse, and to serve as a bridge between the religious and secular communities. Their main focus is on education and prevention. The center offers trainings, lectures, and workshops. Their web site provides information on how to order their educational materials, such as videos, books, and curriculum. You can reach CPSDV by telephone: (206) 634-1903, fax (206) 634-0115, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Entering the words "domestic violence" or "family violence" in the CDC's search engine will provide a listing of links to all 50 states' Coalitions Against Domestic Violence. Many of the files on this site require Adobe Acrobat to read them. The site also provides extensive links to studies and reports relating to domestic violence.
Child Abuse Prevention Network - Developed by the Family Life Development Center at Cornell University, its goal is to provide internet resources for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect. In addition to providing web links related to family violence, the page also links to The National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse's New York chapter, and the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
Child Trends - Child Trends, Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies children, youth, and families through research, data collection, and data analysis.
Child Welfare League - Founded in 1920, CWLA is an association of nearly 1,000 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist more than 2 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a wide range of services. This site includes links to the Child Welfare League's publications, including Children's Monitor: A Public Policy Update. This newsletter provides information on current public policy issues related to child welfare. The Child Welfare League also has many publications on child abuse and neglect.
Children's Defense Fund - Since 1973, the Children's Defense Fund existed to provide a strong and effective voice for all the children of America, who cannot vote, lobby, or speak out for themselves. They pay particular attention to the needs of poor, minority, and disabled children.
The Coalition for America's Children - The Coalition is a collection of various national, state, and local non-profit organizations whose mission is to increase the importance of child welfare issues in the public's eye. This site has a lot of information on public policy issues relating to child welfare.
Communities Against Violence Network (CAVNET) - This web site contains many links to resources on the internet relating to family violence, violence against women, child abuse, and elder abuse. The site also contains updated information on public policy, including family violence legislation, and the Violence Against Women Act. The site also contains current statistics on violence against women, and provides links to information on violence against other populations.
The Family Life Development Center - The Family Life Development Center, located at Cornell University, works to help the public and professionals understand the risk factors in the lives of children, women, and families that contribute to family violence. The Center engages in research, education, trainings, and outreach. This website contains links to other internet sources related to family violence, in addition to information on the Center's current projects.
Family Research Laboratory - The laboratory is co-directed by David Finkelhor and Murray L. Straus, and is based at the University of New Hampshire . The website contains an extensive bibliography of articles related to child sexual abuse, corporal punishment of children, incestuous fathers, elder abuse, homicide and suicide, rape, including marital rape and other sexual violence, substance abuse, child abuse and maltreatment by caregivers, among other topics.
Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) - Formed in 1993, the Center is located at the University of Minnesota. The center focuses on three areas: research, education, and maintaining the electronic clearinghouse against violence and abuse. This site contains a wealth of information on family violence, including an extensive bibliography, educational resources for professionals, related web sites, and upcoming conferences and workshops on family violence.
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information (NCCAN) - NCCAN is a national resource for people looking for information on the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect, as well as related child welfare issues. This website contains links to online publications, a Clearinghouse catalog, conference calendar, related web sites, and an online database. The site also contains a link to the latest statistics on child abuse and neglect released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) - Founded in 1978, NCADV is a grassroots, non-profit membership organization whose goal is to end violence in the lives of women and children. The coalition provides a national network for state coalitions and local programs serving battered women and their children, public policy at the national level, technical assistance, community awareness campaigns, general information and referrals, and publications on the issue of domestic violence. The coalition also sponsors a bi-annual national conference for battered women and their advocates.
The National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse - This website contains current statistics on child abuse and maltreatment, among a wealth of information on child abuse and maltreatment.
National Institutes of Health - Entering the words "domestic violence" in the NIH search engine will provide a listing of links relating to family violence.
SUNY/Stony Brook Family Violence Treatment and Prevention Lab - The mission of the lab is to reduce the suffering caused by violence in the home. The lab aims to reach their goal by conducting research into the causes and effective prevention of violence, training researchers and therapists, providing prevention and treatment services, and increasing the community's awareness of the most current research on family violence.
Understanding the Link Between Child Abuse and Women Battering - This is a research project supported by MINCAVA , the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse. The project is conducting studies on how these forms of violence develop in families, and how formal and informal social systems respond. The goal of the project is to develop more effective interventions which will help mothers and children experiencing violence. The MINCAVA database on the link between child abuse and woman battering has an extensive bibliography of journal articles and books on the topic.
VOICES In Action, Inc. - VOICES (Victims of Incest Can Emerge Survivors) In Action, Inc., is an international organization based in Chicago, Illinois which provides assistance to victims of incest and child sexual abuse, and works to increase public awareness of the prevalence of sexual abuse in our society. This web site provides links to other web sites, VOICES conference information, and a bibliography of books for partners, spouses and supporters of survivors of sexual abuse, among other offerings.