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Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence

Does This Situation Describe Your Concern?

The Center for Work and Family Life is available to help in the following ways:

  • practicing better self-care
  • activating and expanding your support sytem
  • applying and integrating the information found in these book & web resources into your daily living
  • connecting you with providers or community resources that specialize in this topic

Please call CWFL to request personalized assistance on this topic

Our phone is 213-821-0800

Reading List Notations:

Green font indicates books that have been read by Center for Work and Family Life staff.

The Center does not specifically recommend or endorse any particular literature, nor does the absence of books from this list represent a recommendation against such works.

The Center for Work and Family Life would like to thank and give credit to the Stanford University Faculty and Staff Help Center, which was instrumental in helping to assemble this reading list.

Web Resources Notations:

The links listed are being provided as additional resources for you. Most of these are not affiliated with the Center for Work and Family Life.

Neither the Center, nor the University, is responsible for these websites, their content or the referral information they provide. As such, we encourage you to be an educated consumer in using the links to take you to the resources available for that topic.

If you have any questions, comments or find information on this page that is incorrect or no longer current, please contact us at (213) 821-0800 or at

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Reading List

Black and Blue by Anna Quindlan

Domestic Violence Sourcebook, The Paperback –  2000 by Dawn Berry

Domestic Violence Survival Workbook (The) - Self Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts, 2009.  John J. Liptak and Ester R. A. Leutenberg

Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence:  A Workbook for Women (New Haringer Self-Help Workbook), 2004.  By Mari McCaig, MSW and Edward S. Kubany, PhD, ABPP.

Invincible:  The 10 Lies You Learn Growing Up with Domestic Violence, and the Truths to Set you Free, 2014.  Brian F. Martin, Author, Tony Robbins, Foreword

The Power to Break Free Workbook:  For Victims & Survivors of Domestic Violence, 2012. By Anisha Durve

The Verbally Abusive Relationship, Expanded Third Edition:  How to recognize it and how to respond, 2010.  By Patricia Evans

When Dad Hurts Mom:  Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse, 2005 by Lundy Bancroft

Why Does He Do That?  Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft


Web Resources

The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

Personalized Safety Plan. Although you can't control an abuser's use of violence, you can plan how you will respond to future abusive or violent incidents, prepare for the possibility of an incident happening, and plan how get to safety. It is your decision if and when you tell others that you have being abused, or that you are still at risk. Friends, family, and coworkers can help with your safety plan if they are aware the situation and want to help.

California Courts Self-Help Center provides free and low-cost legal help in domestic violence cases, resources to help children and teens, and guides to help you apply for a restraining order or respond to a request for a restraining order.

Women' provides easy-to-understand legal information (it is not legal advice) and resources to women living with or escaping domestic violence.

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence acts as a "catalyst for innovative, long-range plans to end domestic violence." This site also provides a list of crisis centers, victim resources and safety information.

The National Coalition Againist Domestic Violence (NCADV) is a grassroots membership organization providing technical assistance, networking, and support to programs and state coalitions serving battered women and their children. It also provides information and referrals to the general public and the media

MenWeb provides resource information about and for battered men.

Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) provides online support groups, online resources, brochures and publications for underserved domestic violence groups.

The Stop Violence Against Women website (STOPVAW), a project of The Advocates for Human Rights, is a forum for information, advocacy and change in the promotion of women's human rights around the world.