About Domestic Violence
In our work to end violence, NNEDV provides trainings and resources about domestic violence for communities, advocates and victims including tips, statistics, answers to frequently asked questions, and other public awareness resources about issues impacting victims and their children.
- Get Help
If you think you are being abused, you can get help. No one ever deserves to be abused. Read about some signs and red flags of abuse. Learn more about different types of abuse. There are places you can contact for support and safety planning steps you may want to consider. Read safety tips about computer and internet use. If you are being abused, you deserve support and safety.
- Frequently Asked Questions About Domestic Violence [PDF file]
What is domestic violence? What resources are available for victims? Why do some victims return to or stay with abusers? Do abusers show any potential warning signs? Is it possible for abusers to change? Are men victims of domestic violence? What can I do to help?
- Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Factsheet
Highlights incidence, prevalence, and severity, impacts on children and youth, economic costs, progress made, and the overwhelming needs that remain.
- The Impact of the Economy on Domestic Violence
Although an economic downturn itself does not cause domestic violence, it can exacerbate the factors that contribute to domestic violence and reduce victims’ ability to flee.
- Domestic Violence Counts: National Census of Domestic Violence Services
Started in 2006, this is NNEDV's annual noninvasive, unduplicated count of adults and children who seek services from U.S. domestic violence shelter programs during a single 24-hour survey period.
- Domestic Violence Shelters and the United States Census 2010
The 2010 U.S. Census is coming in March 2010. Learn more about ways a survivor living in a domestic violence shelter can participate confidentially.
Legal information writing in plain language for every state, territory and federal laws.
NNEDV collaborates closely with other national and international organizations that have great resources for statistics and awareness materials. Here are a few examples::
- U.S. National Resource Center on Domestic Violence:
Browse NRCDV's Online Publications including applied research papers, factsheets, and information packets on statistics and more.
- U.S. National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence:
Search their resource collection of publications and related links by topic.
- U.S. National Center for Victims of Crime and NCVC's Stalking Resource Center:
Check out their resource library.
- U.S. National Sexual Violence Resource Center:
Search their publications by topic or type (e.g. factsheet, toolkit) for online and print resources.