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Domestic Violence Links


American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence

General and legal information about domestic violence, including an important article regarding victim’s safety on the internet, "How An Abuser Can Discover Your Internet Activities."



American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The "Violence Against Women Webpage" includes resources for clinicians, resources for girls and women, and updates on new legislation, policies and articles.



FaithTrust Institute

A national interfaith educational resource organization addressing issues of sexual and domestic violence. Formerly known as the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence, FaithTrust Institute’s emphasis is on education and prevention of abuse in working with clergy and faith communities.



Family Violence Prevention Fund

Family Violence Prevention Fund is a national non-profit organization that focuses on domestic violence education, prevention and public policy reform.



Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)

IVAT is a training center that focuses directly and specifically on violence across a wide social spectrum. IVAT addresses issues ranging from child maltreatment, sexual assault, children exposed to violence, intimate partner violence, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.



Minnesota Higher Education Center Against Violence and Abuse

A clearinghouse on research and information about domestic violence, child abuse, and violence against persons with disabilities, among other topics. Their website includes a "Gallery of children's art" of child witnesses to violence.



Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council website

Information about efforts to end domestic violence in Santa Clara County (California), including county-wide protocols for law enforcement, batterer intervention programs and health care.



Santa Clara County Child Abuse Council website

Information about efforts to end child abuse in Santa Clara County (California), including statistics, general information about child abuse, and details on filing a report.




Information about domestic violence, and a listing of California domestic violence service providers. Also features a Domestic Violence Awareness Toolkit.



California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV)

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence is a catalyst and advocate for social change through innovative solutions to ensure safety and justice for victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children. CPEDV was formed when the former Statewide California Coalition for Battered Women (SCCBW) and California Alliance Against Domestic Violence (CAADV) were combined for greater unity and impact.



Support Network for Battered Women

A shelter-based domestic violence agency in North Santa Clara County committed to empowering battered women and their children to rebuild their lives free of violence, and to ending domestic violence in our society.




Public Health Links



American Public Health Association (APHA)

APHA is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health. Their website offers links to Association sections, caucuses, affiliates and related public health Web sites; presents action alerts, publication information, and conference announcements.



Healthy People 2010

A comprehensive set of national health objectives to be achieved during the first decade of the new millenium. Developed by scientists and public health professionals across the nation, it challenges individuals, communities, and professionals to take specific steps to ensure that good health and long life are enjoyed by all.



CDC Prevention Guidelines Database

Prevention recommendations regarding violence and injury.




National Health Agency Links





Health Information Links




Consumer health information documents produced by Federal agencies, s well as a health library with information on prevention & wellness, diseases & conditions, and alternative medicine — plus medical dictionaries, an encyclopedia, journals, and more.



National Library of Medicine (NLM)

The world's largest medical library; collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.



American Medical Association

Current, useful information on many health issues and medical conditions.



The NonProfit Gateway Web Network

Links to grants, budgets, volunteer opportunities, and government agency partnerships provided by 15 different federal departments and agencies.




Health Education/Health Promotion Links



Society of Public Health Educators (SOPHE)

SOPHE is an independent, international professional association made up of a diverse membership of health education professionals and students.



Northern California Chapter of the Society For Public Health Education (NC-SOPHE)

NCSOPHE is a professional organization for health educators who share a common goal: to promote, encourage, and contribute to the advancement of the health of all people through the practice of health education.



American Association for Health Education (AAHE)

The American Association for Health Education serves health educators and other health promotion professionals. AAHE encourages, supports, and assists health professionals concerned with health promotion through education and other systematic strategies. Their website features job notices meetings, publications, and continuing education information.




Links to selected Publications



Journal of the American Medical Association

JAMA publishes original, important, well-documented, peer-reviewed clinical and laboratory articles on a diverse range of medical topics to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health.



World Health News

An online news digest from the Center for Health Communication of the Harvard School of Public Health, designed as a resource for an international audience of policy makers and journalists, as well as public health researchers, practitioners, and advocates.



Journal of Health Affairs

A valuable tool for practitioners, researchers, industry executives, and policymakers who have an immediate need for information on the nation's health system and its impact.



Californian Journal of Health Promotion

The CJHP is a scholarly, peer-reviewed, virtual journal focusing on health education and promotion practice, teaching, research, and issues of interest to professionals in California and surrounding Western USA states.




The official journal of the American Medical Association. JAMA continuously publishes peer-reviewed clinical content that maintains and develops the highest educational standards for medical practice and research.



American Journal of Public Health

AJPH publishes original work in research, research methods, and program evaluation in the field of public health.



Violence and Victims

A peer-reviewed academic journal for those working in the field of domestic violence, child abuse, elder mistreatment.



Violence Against Women

A peer-reviewed academic journal for those working in the field of gender-based violence.



Health Education and Behavior

The official journal of the Society of Public Health Educators.



Health Promotion Practice

HPP publishes authoritative, peer-reviewed articles devoted to the practical application of health promotion and education.



Trauma, Violence, & Abuse

Dedicated to professionals and advanced students in clinical training who work in all forms of trauma, violence and abuse and is intended to compile knowledge that impacts practice, policy, and research.


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