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The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

Web Site Links 

ABA - Survey of Recent Statistics
Compiled statistics from sources for domestic violence,  Compiled for legal professionals but useful for representative statistics.

Family Violence Prevention Fund
Recent studies on spousal abuse paint a troubling picture -- one in which many families are affected by devastating violence.  At the same time, these studies reveal higher public disapproval of domestic violence than ever before and a growing willingness to take action on behalf of victims.  The FUND compiles an up-to-date general fact sheet on domestic violence and regularly commissions public opinion studies.  It also conducts studies and compile statistics on critical issues related to domestic violence in the health care, criminal justice, children's, military and workplace arenas.

Los Angeles County District Attorney - Family Violence
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office website on family violence.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
"NCADV is dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children and therefore is committed to the elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of battered women and their children.  NCADV's work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives - such as safe home and shelter programs - for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation."  This site also offers statistics on topics such as domestic violence and the military, domestic violence in the workplace, and dating violence.

National Criminal Justice References Service (NCJRS) - Family Violence
From the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.  Many reports available on aspects of family violence ; child, elder, women.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
This site by the National Domestic Violence Hotline offers information on the issue and how it relates to various segments of society .  It also provides statistics and excellent definitions and lists of problems to watch for in relationships.  There is also a page of excellent links to sites organized by ethnic groups, ender, religion and teens.

U.S. Dept. of Justice National Institute of Justice - Violence Against Women and Family Violence
Link for the violence against family and women program.  Their mission is to promote the safety of women and family members and to increase effectiveness in response to crimes of domestic violence.

Violence Prevention Resource Directory
From the California Department of PublicHealth, this publication lists county-specific resources on family and domestic violence, including domestic violence and sexual assault hotlines, shelters for women, legal services, counseling, and programs focusing on sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and related prevention and support services.

Online Databases (Rio Hondo Students only)   

CQ Researcher
Try searching for "family violence", "domestic violence" or construct your own search in this database to find current, in-depth information.

Issue & Controversies @
Try searching for "family violence", "domestic violence" or construct your own search in this database to find current, in-depth information.

Try searching for "family violence", "domestic violence" or construct your own search in this database to find current, in-depth information.

The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books

Battered women (Contemporary issues companion)
Call number: Ref HV6626.2.B275 2004

Domestic violence and child abuse sourcebook (Health reference series)
Call number: Ref HV6626.2.D66 2000

Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:

Abused women

Family violence

Family violence--Prevention

Family violence--Law and legislation--United States

Marital violence

Victims of family violence

Wife abuse--United States

Women--Violence against--United States

The following media can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library, to be viewed in the Library.

Broken wings
Call number: Video 000455
[pt. 1.] Women and domestic violence (16 min.) -- [pt. 2.] Children and domestic violence (16 min.) -- [pt. 3.] Men and domestic violence (19 min.) -- [pt.4.] Domestic violence and young adults (23 min.) -- [pt.5.] Domestic violence and substance abuse (23 min.) -- [pt.6.] Domestic violence and stalking (17 min.).

Childhood trauma : strategies and solutions : tapping unrealized potential
Call number: Video 001200
[pt. 4.] MOD 504 Identifying and responding to trauma : ages 0 to 5 years old -- [pt. 5.] MOD 505 Identifying and responding to trauma : in ages 6 to adolescence -- [pt. 6.] MOD 506 Domestic violence and childhood trauma.

Domestic violence : faces of fear
Call number: Video 000472
Examines the crosscultural phenomenon of domestic violence and looks at how the medical community, law enforcement agencies, and corporate America are helping to end the silence. Highlights innovative responses throughout the country and around the world

The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databases  Please note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The 5 sample searches below are from the ProQuest database.  Use Advanced Search and type each term in a separate box:

    1.  (SUB(domestic violence))  (from peer-reviewed journals only)
    2.  (SUB(domestic violence) and SUB(women) or SUB(girls))
    3.  (SUB(domestic violence) and SUB(minority & ethnic groups))
    4.  (SUB(domestic violence) and SUB(statistics))
    5.  (SUB(domestic violence) and SUB(child abuse & neglect))

Researched and evaluated by:
E. Ball & A. Enright, Librarians 5/1998
last update:  C. Oldham, Librarian 3/2010

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