Domestic Violence Awareness

 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues while raising awareness for those issues. Over the past 30+ years, much progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, to hold abusers accountable, and to create and update legislation to further those goals.

More information can be found here:

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence

806 South College Street
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 789-2830 Fax: (217) 789-1939
(217) 242-0376 TTY
Website: www.ilcadv.org 
Email: ilcadv@ilcadv.org

https://ncadv.org/

https://anewdv.org/


 

Ending Intimate Abuse: Practical Guidance and Survival Strategies
Ending Intimate Abuse: Practical Guidance and Survival Strategies
By Roberts, Albert R.
Author Roberts, Beverly Schenkman
2005-03 - Oxford University Press, USA
9780195135473 Check Our Catalog

 

This is the first book to examine domestic violence in terms of a continuum of five distinct categories or levels of woman battering. This book, based on 501 in-depth qualitative interviews, places emphasis on how to recognize the warning signs of a dangerous relationship and urges women who

have been battered in a dating, cohabiting, or marital relationship to end it quickly. This very …More
 

If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister's Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation
If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister's Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation
By Latus, Janine
2007-04 - Simon & Schuster
9780743296533 Check Our Catalog

 

Based on an award-winning article published in "O, The Oprah Magazine," Latus has crafted a heart wrenching yet beautifully crafted memoir about two intelligent, attractive sisters--one of whom escaped years of abuse by men--and one who did not. …More
 

No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us
No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us
By Snyder, Rachel Louise
2019-05 - Bloomsbury Publishing
9781635570977 Check Our Catalog

 

 

WINNER OF THE HILLMAN PRIZE FOR BOOK JOURNALISM, THE HELEN BERNSTEIN BOOK AWARD, AND THE LUKAS WORK-IN-PROGRESS AWARD * A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR * NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST * LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST * ABA SILVER GAVEL AWARD FINALIST * KIRKUS PRIZE FINALIST

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2019 BY: Esquire, Amazon, Kirkus, Library …More
 

See What You Made Me Do: The Searing Truth of Power, Control, and Domestic Violence
See What You Made Me Do: The Searing Truth of Power, Control, and Domestic Violence
By Hill, Jess
2020-09 - Sourcebooks
9781728222264 Check Our Catalog

 

 

A deeply researched mental abusebook from an award-winning journalist that uncovers the ways in which abusersexert control in the darkest--and most intimate--ways imaginable.

We fear dark alleys, when in truth, home is the most dangerousplace for a woman. Of the 87,000 women killed globally in 2017, more than athird (30,000) were killed by an intimate partner, and another …More
 

Surviving Domestic Violence: Voices of Women Who Broke Free
Surviving Domestic Violence: Voices of Women Who Broke Free
By Weiss, Elaine
2004-02 - Volcano Press
9781884244278 Check Our Catalog

 

SURVIVING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE tells the stories of twelve women. Each was a victim of domestic violence, escaped from her abuser, reclaimed her dignity, reconstructed her life, and rediscovered peace. Domestic violence doesn't just happen "out there" somewhere. It happens in our town, in our neighborhood, on our street. It happens to women we see at work, the supermarket, the movie theater, the …More
 

Educated-A Memoir
Educated-A Memoir
By Westover, Tara
2018-02 - Random House
9780399590504 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
Alex Awards (2019)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER - One of the most acclaimed books of our time: an unforgettable memoir about a young woman who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

"Extraordinary . . . an act of courage and self-invention."--The New York Times …More
 

Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention
Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention
By Freitas, Donna
2019-08 - Little Brown and Company
9780316450522 Check Our Catalog

 

In this "compelling and disturbing" true story (Rebecca Traister), a young woman's toxic mentor develops a dark, stalking obsession that disrupts her career -- and her peace of mind.Donna Freitas has lived two lives. In one life, she is a well-published author and respected scholar who has traveled around the country speaking about Title IX, consent, religion, and sex on college campuses. …More
 

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
By Kolker, Robert
2020-04 - Doubleday Books
9780385543767 Check Our Catalog

 

OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR

ONE OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR

PEOPLE'S #1 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

Named a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by The New York TimesThe Washington Post, NPR, TIME…More
 

Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement
Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement
By Burke, Tarana
2021-09 - Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book
9781250621733 Check Our Catalog

 

 

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Searing. Powerful. Needed. --Oprah

"Sometimes a single story can change the world. Unbound is one of those stories. Tarana's words are a testimony to liberation and love." --Bren� Brown

From the founder and activist behind one of the largest movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the me too movement, …More
 

Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me
Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me
By Brown, Yamma
Author Fisher, Robin Gaby
2014-09 - Chicago Review Press
9781883052850 Check Our Catalog

 

Being the child of a global superstar is never easy, but being the daughter of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business that's a category unto itself. Like every little girl, Yamma Brown wanted her father's attention, but fame, drugs, jail, and the complicated women in James Brown's life set the stage for an uncommon childhood. She got caught in the same trap as her mother, doing things in her …More
 

Violent Partners: A Breakthrough Plan for Ending the Cycle of Abuse
Violent Partners: A Breakthrough Plan for Ending the Cycle of Abuse
By Mills, Linda
2008-06 - Basic Books
9780465045778 Check Our Catalog

 

A highly controversial approach to the crisis and treatment of intimate abuse, "Violent Partners" offers new evidence that abuse is a "shared" experience in which both victim and abuser are active participants. …More
 

The Essential Guide to Date Rape Prevention: How to Avoid Dangerous Situations, Overpowering Individuals and Date Rape
The Essential Guide to Date Rape Prevention: How to Avoid Dangerous Situations, Overpowering Individuals and Date Rape
By Lindquist, Scott
2007-09 - Sourcebooks
9781402210228 Check Our Catalog

 

Protect yourself and those you love

As many as one in five American women over the age of 18 experiences rape or attempted rape. With this guide, you?ll learn:

? the best ways to keep yourself safe on a date

? how to avoid the places where date rape happens

? what makes you an unattractive target for a would-be rapist

? how you can break the …More
 

What Is a Girl Worth?: My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Truth about Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics
What Is a Girl Worth?: My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Truth about Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics
By Denhollander, Rachael
2019-09 - Tyndale Momentum
9781496441331 Check Our Catalog

 

ECPA 2020 Christian Book Award Finalist

Written by Rachael Denhollander, Recipient of Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award and one of Time's 100 Most Influential People (2018).

"Who is going to tell these little girls that what was done to them matters? That they are seen and valued, that they are not alone and they are not …More
 

It's My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence, Second Edition
It's My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence, Second Edition
By Dugan, Meg Kennedy, M.A.
Author Hock, Roger R. Ph. D.
Author Dugan, Dugan M. a.
2006-05 - Routledge
9780415953252 Check Our Catalog

 

Offering the practical guidance and psychological awareness that female survivors of relationship abuse and domestic violence need to heal and reclaim their lives after leaving their abusers, the second edition of this manual now includes updated information and resources. …More
 

Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival
Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival
By Sundberg, Kelly
2018-06 - Harper
9780062497673 Check Our Catalog

 

 

"It is a hell of a thing to write about brutality and suffering with strength, grace, generosity and beauty. That's precisely what Kelly Sundberg has done in her gripping memoir about marriage and domestic violence. Sundberg's honesty is astonishing, how she laid so much of herself bare, how she did not demonize a man who deserves to be demonized. Instead, she offers a portrait of a …More
 

A Brother's Journey: Surviving a Childhood of Abuse
A Brother's Journey: Surviving a Childhood of Abuse
By Pelzer, Richard B.
2005-01 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446533683 Check Our Catalog

 

The brother of the bestselling author of "A Child Called "It"" reveals the full story of his unspeakable parental abuse. …More
 

A Teenager's Journey: Overcoming a Childhood of Abuse
A Teenager's Journey: Overcoming a Childhood of Abuse
By Pelzer, Richard B.
2006-05 - Warner Books
9780446579704 Check Our Catalog

 

This triumphant follow-up to his "New York Times" bestselling memoir "A Brother's Journey" chronicles Pelzer's heartbreaking teenage years as he struggled with the effects of childhood abuse and how a surrogate family offered him comfort and hope. …More
 

Mothering Through Domestic Violence
Mothering Through Domestic Violence
By Radford, Lorraine
Author Radford, Lorraine
2006-09 - Jessica Kingsley Publishers
9781843104735 Check Our Catalog

 

Research into children and domestic violence in recent years has emphasized the importance of giving positive support to a non-abusive parent for effective child protection. But what exactly does positive support involve? Based on findings from six primary research studies carried out by the authors themselves, as well as other published research, this book reveals how undermining mothering ? …More
 

In the Dream House: A Memoir
In the Dream House: A Memoir
By Machado, Carmen Maria
2019-11 - Graywolf Press
9781644450031 Check Our Catalog

 

 

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties

In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a …More
 

Inside Out: A Memoir
Inside Out: A Memoir
By Moore, Demi
2019-09 - Harper
9780062049537 Check Our Catalog

 

 

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A Best Book of the Year: The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, Good Morning AmericaShe Reads

Famed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged …More
 

Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
By Trethewey, Natasha
2020-07 - Ecco Press
9780062248572 Check Our Catalog

 

 

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

A New York Times Notable Book

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2020

Named One of the Best Books of the Year by: The Washington Post, NPR, Shelf AwarenessEsquire…More
 

The Distance Between Us: A Memoir
The Distance Between Us: A Memoir
By Grande, Reyna
2012-08 - Atria Books
9781451661774 Check Our Catalog

 

Awards:
National Book Critics Circle Award (2012)

From an award-winning novelist and sought-after public speaker, an eye-opening memoir about life before and after illegally emigrating from Mexico to the United States. …More