Index of Abuse and Recovery Articles

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Basic Information and Safety

Keep Your Visit to This Website Private
Why You Need a Safety Plan
Stalking — Why You Don’t See It Coming
Domestic Violence Shelters — The Basics
What Does Abuse Look Like?
Who is an Abuser?
One State’s Penal Code Definition of Domestic Violence
Definition of Domestic Violence Based on Victims’ Experiences
Domestic Violence Updated – Evan Stark on Coercive Control
Thinking of Leaving Your Relationship? No Children
Thinking of Leaving Your Relationship? Children Involved
How Dangerous is Your Partner?
Let Me Tell You What’s Going Wrong

Domestic Violence Updated — Evan Stark on Coercive Control   (Includes a 25 minute video linked and a second, longer talk to professionals in the field, with history, and much more detail.)

Why Don’t Women Report Their Attackers?

Stockholm Syndrome – Not What You’ve Been Told

Effects of Abuse, Trauma

Parents from Hell – What Do We Owe Them As They Age?
Why Don’t People Care?
Abuse With a Side of Rejection
What Are the Laws About Marital Rape?
Family Abuse, Evaluating Your Experience

Index of Articles: Helping Children Cope with Abuse, Neglect and Trauma

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What do we mean by abuse, neglect and trauma?
Children Experience Trauma with the Brain They Have At The Time
Help a Child by Understanding Brain Development
Making Space for the Child’s Experience
The Mysterious Stone Story
Some Space-Making Guidelines
How Perfect Do I Have To Be?
Calm Yourself, Calm Your Child
How to Calm Down at Any Age
Ways Children Experience Abuse, Neglect and Trauma
What Can a Parent or Caregiver Do to Help a Child in Distress?
How Can I Tell If My Child Has Been Traumatized?
The “Ordinary Magic” Remedy for Abuse, Neglect and Trauma in Childhood
Learn More About Helping Children Cope


Too Scared to be Afraid
When Religion is Part of the Abuse
What Does It Take to Recover From Abuse?
Books Explain More About Abuse and Recovery
Using Writing to Heal from Trauma