New Items on our Resource pages
Safety is always a priority for victims of domestic abuse, but particularly when the abuser senses the victim may be leaving or distancing herself from him and during the holidays. We have seen a number of holiday domestic violence and abuse tragedies this past month, so we wanted to remind our readers of our resource pages: Safety Planning and Cyber Safety and Social Networking. Resources on these pages are from Australia, the US, and across the United Kingdom.
To these resource pages we have recently added the following:
Tech Safety App
By the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Tech Safety has an app which contains information that can help someone identify technology-facilitated harassment, stalking, or abuse and includes tips on what can be done. Available in English and Spanish.
The Women’s Services Network (WESNET) of Australia
With almost 350 members across Australia, WESNET is a national women’s peak advocacy body which works on behalf of women and child who are experiencing or have experienced domestic or family violence. WESNET represents a range of organizations and individuals including women’s refuse, shelters, safe houses and information/referral services. Below are links to two of their safety planning resources:
And to our Domestic Violence Agencies and Websites Around the World page we have added:
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV)
FCADV serves as the professional association for Florida’s 42 domestic violence centers. They operate Florida’s toll-free DV hotline (1-800-500-1119), and provide safety plans, other resources, counseling information, and professional training.