Intimate Partner/Domestic Violence Resources

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SAFETY ALERT: Computer use can be monitored and it is impossible to completely clear all website footprints. If you are in danger, please use a safer computer that your abuser can not access directly or remotely, or call Ohio Domestic Violence Network 800-934-9840 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE.

It is very difficult for victims of intimate partner/domestic violence to recognize that they are victims and that they can leave abusive situations. The following resources are intended to assist people in recognizing the circumstances that are considered intimate partner/domestic violence. Intimate partner/domestic violence involves people who are or have been in a relationship such as husband-wife, boyfriend-girlfriend, or parent-child. Such relationships sometimes deteriorate, with one person becoming abusive toward the other, using physical violence and/or psychological threats. Recent research reveals that such abuse can increase and is worst when a victim attempts to end the relationship. It is critical, therefore, for victims to receive support in order to leave abusive situations safely. Our goal is to provide victims and witnesses of intimate partner/domestic violence with a set of resources to facilitate provision of such support.

This site is dedicated to the memory of our physician and friend
Margo S. Prade, M.D.
and all other victims of domestic violence.

This page is constantly under revision and can be expected to change as new resources become available. If you would like us to add links or if you encounter broken links, please notify us at

Table of Contents


Psychological Abuse Psychological and Physical Abuse


Definitions and Statistics
Stalking Safety
Laws Relevant to Stalking

How to Identify Victims -- Self

Symptoms of Emotional Abuse (Lorelei)

Symptoms of Abuse: Threats; Power Misuse; and Control (Metro Nashville, Tennessee Police)

Marital Rape (National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (VAWnet))

Emotional and Verbal Abuse (

A personal account of surviving domestic violence, while having a disability, and the importance of domestic violence shelters and other services surrounding survivors becoming disability friendly.

When Someone You Love Hurts You: Domestic Abuse Often Unreported, Unrecognized, and Untreated in Emergency Departments (American Medical Association Patient Page -- Domestic Violence)

This Is Abuse (This Is Abuse)

Verbal and Emotional Abuse (Turmoil Leads to Hope)

Teen and Young Adult Dating Violence (Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women)

Relationship Violence Warning Signs (University of Buffalo Counseling Center)

Ending Abuse in Lesbian, Bisexual Women’s, and Transgender Communities (Network for Battered Lesbians and Bisexual Women; English and Spanish)

Domestic Violence Information for Lesbian, Transgender, and Bisexual Women (New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project; 24-hour hotline English and Spanish (212) 714-1141)

Domestic Violence and Abuse: Signs of Abuse and Abusive Relationships (

Domestic Violence Screening Quiz (PsychCentral)

Alcohol Abuse and Domestic Violence (Women’s Rural Advocacy Programs [website under revision])

12 Ways to Tell Whether Your Man May Turn Into an Abuser (Women’s Rural Advocacy Programs [website under revision])

Men Who Batter (Women’s Rural Advocacy Programs [website under revision])

How to Identify Victims -- Others

General Public Health personnel

How to Get Help

If you are in immediate danger, call 911 now!

Emergency Hotlines and Shelter Information