A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

Children of Domestic Abuse

David’s Slingshot
A blog where children express their fear, pain and desperation through poems, art, music, and letters

Bursting the Bubble
A site for teenagers and young people about domestic abuse.
Note:  not a Christian site.

[Editors note: Bursting the Bubble is now What’s OK at Home – or WOAH. The website is http://woah.org.au . Information describing WOAH can be found lower down here on the Children of Domestic Abuse page.]

Cedar Network
Cedar (Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery) is a unique way of working with children, young people and their mothers who have experienced domestic abuse.  This website has all the information you will need to find out more about Cedar, how it works and where you can access the service.

Children Against Court Appointed Child Abuse
This website is run by adults who as children were victims of Court Appointed Child Abuse, where Family Court orders them to have contact with or even live full time with their abusive parent or were alienated from their protective parent by the lies of the abusive parent.

Courageous Kids Network
This website is run by adults who as children were victims of Court Appointed Child Abuse, where Family Court orders them to have contact with or even live full time with their abusive parent or were alienated from their protective parent by the lies of the abusive parent.

Custody Preparation for Moms
A support site provided by those that have been through the process. The link here
takes you directly to their website page on parental alienation allegations.

“Dear Sheldon…” A Story of Maternal Abuse
by Taylor Joy Young, blogger and survivor of a domestic abuser mother.

Family Violence Hurts Kids Too
Information for parents who are in abusive relationships but think “I can put up with it; it’s not hurting the kids, it’s only hurting me.”

G.R.A.C.E. (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment)
A website whose mission is to empower the Christian community through education and training to recognize and respond to the sin of child abuse.

How can I help my children heal from abuse?
ACFJ FAQ page with a list of related posts

How Do I Tell My Children We are Leaving Daddy?
A post in which the ACFJ readership discusses how to answer this difficult question.

Jessica Fisher
Powerful story from eldest daughter of The Willis Clan. “As far back as I can remember, I was sexually abused by my father…”

Parental Alienation Syndrome: Frye v. Garnder in the Family Courts
Article by Jerome H. Poliacoff, Ph.D., P.A., Cynthia L. Greene, Esq., and Laura Smith, Esq. that refutes the premise that Parental alienation syndrome is a valid diagnosis and should be admitted into child custody cases.

Protective Parent Storehouse
This website is for the parent involved in a custody dispute where a potential abuser, his/her legal team, or Child Protective Services has accused you of false reporting or characterized you as vengeful and mentally ill.

Revisiting Parental Alienation Syndrome – Scientific Questions, Real World Consequences
This article from Social Work Today presents the “other side” of the PAS debate.

Safe Steps 4 Children
by Family Violence Response Centre. An interactive website for children who are in domestic abuse and may be going into a refuge or shelter.

Safe Steps 4 YOUth
by Family Violence Response Centre.  An interactive website for teens who are in domestic abuse and may be going into a refuge or shelter.

Safety Planning with Children of Battered Women
by Lundy Bancroft

Seven Long Years
by Cindy Burrell

Staying for the kids?
by Barbara Roberts

Teen Dating:  The Facts
from Someone Worth Accepting Now.
This link is currently broken. The website appears to have been renamed and completely overhauled, losing the article on Teen Dating in the process. Let us know if you come across the article from their website.

The Truth Behind Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) — part 1
The Real Parental Alienation — part 2
Two ACFJ blog posts the reveal the myth of PAS

Understanding the Batterer in Custody and Visitation Disputes
by Lundy Bancroft

IMPORTANT NOTE:  While we endorse Lundy’s writings about the dynamics of domestic abuse, we do not recommend anyone attend the ‘healing retreats’ Lundy Bancroft offers or become involved in his ‘Peak Living Network.’ See our post, ACFJ Does Not Recommend Lundy Bancroft’s Retreats or His New Peak Living Network for more about our concerns. 

Using The Internet Safely, While Advocating For Your Personal Custody Case.
from Protective Mothers’ Alliance International

Waiting at the Window
by Cindy Burrell

What About the Children?
by Cindy Burrell

What if the abusers were one’s parents? 
ACFJ FAQ page with a list of related posts

What’s OK at Home (WOAH) website
by Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, Melbourne AU.

WOAH is a one-if-a-kind online platform with exercises, stories and information that support children and young people aged 10-17 to recognize family violence and provides practical guidance to support their safety, health and emotional wellbeing.

When Kids Blame The Victim Too
by Barbara Roberts

The Connection Between Batterers and Child Sexual Abuse Perpetrators
by Lundy Bancroft

WomensLaw.org — a project of the National Network to end Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

WomensLaw is an extensive website launched to provide legal information and resources for victims of domestic violence.  They also provide several pages of safety tips, here, one of which is titled Safety Planning with Children.

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