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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Check out the Library’s Recommended Print and
Online Resources for Information and Referral


Abused Men: the Hidden Side of Domestic Violence
by Philip W. Cook

Disabled Women and Domestic Violence
by Ravi K. Thiara, et al.

Good Practice in Safeguarding Adults
edited by Jacki Pritchard

Recognizing Child Abuse (DVD)
produced by Meridian Education Corporation

Surviving Sexual Violence: a Guide to Recovery and Empowerment
by Thema Bryant-Davis

To Have and to Hurt: Recognizing and Changing, or Escaping, Patterns of Abuse in Intimate Relationships
by Angela Browne-Miller

The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies and Politics
by Michelle Meloy and Susan Miller


HAVEN: Live Without Fear
A comprehensive program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, HAVEN provides shelter, counseling, advocacy and educational programming to nearly 30,000 people each year.

Oakland County Personal Protection Order Office
A personal protection order, or PPO, is an order issued by the Oakland County Circuit Court. It may protect you from being hit, threatened, harassed, or stalked by another person. Learn more about PPOs at this website.

Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence
You can search the MCEDSV online directory to find a domestic violence or sexual assault program near you.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Highly trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.