Reading Lists

For Parents:

The Batterer as Parent: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics, 2nd Edition, by R. Lundy Bancroft, G. Silverman and Daniel Ritchie 

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

“This is without a doubt the most informative and useful book yet written on the subject of abusive men. Women who are armed with the insights found in these pages will be on the road to recovering control of their lives.”—Jay G. Silverman, Ph.D., Director, Violence Prevention Programs, Harvard School of Public Health

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

For Children:

My Body Belongs to Me From My Head to My Toes

Once I was Very Very Scared

A Terrible Thing Happened

Alcoholism & Domestic Violence

There is a correlation between substance abuse and intimate partner violence (IPV).   If you think your partner may have a drinking problem, you can find help at Al-Anon, a group formed to help families and friends of alcoholics. 

DocuSAFE Evidence Collection App

DocuSAFE is NNEDV’s (National Network to End Domestic Violence) free app designed to help survivors document all types of harassment, stalking and abuse that they are experiencing.

Survivors can use their documentation to identify patterns in abusive behaviors to help with safety planning or to share with others if seeking legal assistance.

Download DocuSAFE in the App Store or on Google Play.

California Courts

Free or Low-Cost Legal Services

Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinics

Support for Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Help for Parents and Children

Supervised Visitation Support

Other Family Law Resources

Associations of Family Law Professionals (with Attorney Directories)

Collaborative Law Professionals