Recommended Reading

Domestic violence is difficult to understand for victims and their family and friends. The more we challenge ourselves to learn more about the issues involved, the better equipped we will be to help.

For Friends And Relatives Of Abused Women

Family and Friends' Guide to Domestic Violence: How to Listen, Talk and Take Action When Someone you Care about is Being Abused
- Elaine Weiss (2003)

To Be an Anchor in the Storm: A Guide for Families and Friends of Abused Women
- S. Brewster (2000)

Domestic Violence: The Social Issue

The STOP Domestic Violence Program: Group Leader's Manual (Fourth Edition)
- David B. Wexler Ph.D (2020)

Responding to Domestic Violence: The Integration of Criminal Justice and Human Services
- Eve S. Buzawa (2015)

The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help
- Jackson Katz (2006)

Next Time She'll Be Dead
- Ann Jones and Susan Schechter (1994)

Saving Bernice: Battered Women, Welfare And Poverty
- Jody Raphael

Kids And Domestic Violence

The Day My Daddy Lost His Temper: Empowering Kids That Have Witnessed Domestic Violence (The Empowering Kids Series)
- Dr. Carol Santana McCleary PsyD (2014)

When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse
- Lundy Bancroft (2005)

Surviving Domestic Violence

You Can't Hurt Me Anymore: A Memoir
- C.A. Russell (2022)

No Visible Bruises: What We Don't know about Domestic Violence can Kill Us
- Rachel Louise Snyder (2020)

Recover and Rebuild Domestic Violence Workbook: Moving On from Partner Abuse
- Stacie Freudenberg, PsyD (2020)

Queering Narratives of Domestic Violence and Abuse: Victims and/or Perpetrators? (Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology)
- Catherine Donovan, Rebecca Barnes (2020)

The Body Keeps the Score
- Bessel van der Kolk M.D. (2015)

Abuse of Men by Women: It happens, it hurts and it's time to get real about it
- Ann Silvers M.A. (2014)

Is It My Fault?: Hope and Healing for those Suffering Domestic Violence
- Lindsey A. Holcomb, Justin S. Holcomb, et al. (2014)

The Emotionally Abusive Relationship
- Beverly Engel (2003)

The Verbally Abusive Relationship
- Jerry Binegar (1992)

Breaking Free From Domestic Violence
- Ann Jones and Susan Schechter (1992)

When Love Goes Wrong: What to Do When You Can't Do Anything Right
- Ann Jones and Susan Schechter (1992)

Understanding Domestic Violence

Why Does He Do That?
- Lundy Bancroft (2003)

The Batterer as Parent
- Lundy Bancroft and Jay Silverman (2002)

The Domestic Violence Sourcebook
- Dawn Bradley Berry (2000)

Surviving Domestic Violence: Voices of Women Who Broke Free
- Elaine Weiss (2000)