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Domestic Violence Education

Preventing Domestic Abuse Crimes
This 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.

Victim Support

101 Great Sources for Domestic Violence Prevention
This 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 Bancroft
Lundy 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 Shelters
The 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 Center
Parents 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 Help
This 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.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 Options
This webpage answers common questions victims have when navigating the legal system.
Reclaim Your Life: Securing a New Home After an Abusive Relationship
Moving in to a new home is a big change that can come with a lot of mixed emotions. This article provides tips on managing those emotions and feeling safe in your new home.

Children and Domestic Violence

Little Eyes, Little Ears
Little Eyes, Little Ears highlights how violence in the home shapes children as they grow.
Helping Mothers Thrive
Helping 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 Association
The Childhood Domestic Violence Association works to help those who grow up living with domestic violence reach their full potential.

Teen Resources

Love Is Respect
Love 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 Dating
Whether 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.

Related Organizations

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin
End 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 Violence
NCADV 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 Coalition
The 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 Programs
Serves victims of domestic abuse in Fox Cities area of Wisconsin.
Oshkosh- Christine Ann Center
Serves victims of domestic abuse in Winnebago and Green Lake counties.
Manitowoc County Domestic Violence Center
Serves victims of domestic abuse in the Manitowoc area.
Shawano- Save Haven
Serves victims of domestic abuse in the Shawano area.
Marinette- Rainbow House
Serves victims of domestic abuse in Marinette and Oconto counties.
Other shelters and services in Wisconsin
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