Domestic Violence Education
Preventing Domestic Abuse CrimesThis article reviews the basics of domestic violence. It defines domestic abuse and describes the types of abuse, the warning signs, and who it affects. It also covers the warning signs and how to find help.
101 Great Sources for Domestic Violence PreventionThis compliation of domestic violence resources includes links on every aspect of domestic violence including resources for specific groups such as immigrants, those identifying as LGBT, and others.
Lundy BancroftLundy Bancroft is an author, workshop leader, and consultant on domestic abuse and child maltreatment. His work focuses on three areas: 1) Training professionals on best practices for intervening with male perpetrators of violence against women, toward the goal of promoting accountability and requiring change, 2) Training professionals on the dynamics of emotional injury and recovery in children who are exposed to a man who abuses their mother, to prepare participants to offer the most effective and safe assistance possible to children and their mothers, and 3) Supporting healing and empowerment for abused women, with an emphasis on advocating for the human rights of mothers and their children.
Stepping Stone Center: U.S. Domestic Violence Centers and SheltersThe Stepping Stone Center put this fantastic article together illustrating the role of domestic violence programs. It includes links to many national resources with more information on domestic abuse and its effects on our communities.
Parents For Megan's Law and The Crime Victim's CenterParents For Megan's Law, Inc. (PFML) is a community and victim's rights organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse through the provision of education, advocacy, counseling, victim services, policy and legislative support services. PFML has recently expanded its mission to include the new Crime Victims Center, a program designed to link all victims of violent crime with crime victim compensation and multi-agency referrals for support and assistance.
Hope: Domestic Violence Homicide HelpThis resource is designed to help family members cope with the complexities following the lost of a loved one due to domestic. It is designed to help you navigate the overwhelming decisions you will have to make in the days, weeks, and months to come.
COURTSYSTEM.ORGCOURTSYSTEM.ORG lists contact information for local police departments and court offices. The provided link has information for Brown County, Wisconsin, but the site lists offices from around the country.
Domestic Violence Help: Restraining Orders and Other Legal OptionsThis webpage answers common questions victims have when navigating the legal system.
Children and Domestic Violence
Little Eyes, Little EarsLittle Eyes, Little Ears highlights how violence in the home shapes children as they grow.
Helping Mothers ThriveHelping Mothers Thrive has information on how abuse can effect parenting. There are sections on the needs of abused parents, how abusers parent, how perpetrators affect family dynamics, effects of power and control tactics on parents, the potential impact of witnessing abuse on children of different ages, and strategies used by young people to cope with violence in their homes. Guidance on parenting children who have lived with violence is also offered. This is a really flexible resource that can be used for many different things!
Childhood Domestic Violence AssociationThe Childhood Domestic Violence Association works to help those who grow up living with domestic violence reach their full potential.
Love Is RespectLove is Respect describes the basics of dating abuse, has relationship quizzes, gives tips on what to do if you are getting harassing texts, and much more.
Safe DatingWhether you know your date or are meeting them for the first time, read the dating tips from this Safe Dating page to keep yourself safe.
End Domestic Abuse WisconsinEnd Domestic Abuse Wisconsin is the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence. It is a private, nonprofit organization composed of domestic violence programs, survivors and individuals who share a common vision of eliminating violence against women, oppression and the circumstances that contribute to any person across the lifespan living in fear within their families, intimate relationships, or in caregiving relationships.
National Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceNCADV is a grassroots nonprofit membership organization working to end violence in the lives of women and children. NCADV's work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for safe home and shelter programs; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation; and efforts to eradicate social conditions which contribute to violence against women and children.
Other Local Resources
Brown County Homeless & Housing CoalitionThe Brown County Homeless and Housing Coalition is a community based organization working to end homelessness through advocacy, education, and collaboration.
Other Area Shelters
Appleton- Harbor House Domestic Abuse ProgramsServes victims of domestic abuse in Fox Cities area of Wisconsin.
Oshkosh- Christine Ann CenterServes victims of domestic abuse in Winnebago and Green Lake counties.
Manitowoc County Domestic Violence CenterServes victims of domestic abuse in the Manitowoc area.
Shawano- Save HavenServes victims of domestic abuse in the Shawano area.
Marinette- Rainbow HouseServes victims of domestic abuse in Marinette and Oconto counties.
WisconsinOther shelters and services in Wisconsin