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Domestic Violence Forums And Chats

If you’re looking to connect with people through chat rooms and message boards that are focused on domestic violence and sexual assault, this list of online resources will help. If you join an online conversation, please keep in mind that you should not use your real name or contact information, and only use a safe email address if one is required. You never know who else may see your posts. Also be sure to practice Safe Surfing, so that your online activity stays confidential.

AfterSilence.org

After Silence aims to help victims become survivors and to communicate in the recovery of domestic and sexual violence. It offers an active message board and chat room for rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, incest and molestation survivors. There are over 31,000 members and about 1,000,000 posts, including recent posts and many useful posts from days and months past.

The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

If you’re an American overseas, your situation is different than 99% of your fellow countryman, and this site will be a wonderful resource for you. Among such services as case management, danger-to-safety relocation, legal consultations for mothers seeking divorce and custody, payment of initial legal retainers, housing assistance and funds to help with emergency needs such as issuing American passports, there is also 24 hour response to emails, as well as international phone options.

DomesticShelters.org Facebook Page

One of the most active places where domestic violence victims and survivors converse is on this website's Facebook page. There is daily conversation, people sharing opinions, past experiences and unvarnished stories, and occasional advice from professionals that have joined in on a topic, all within the context of an archive of articles on a wide range of domestic violence topics.

Experience Project

This unique site works to connect people with similar interests, needs and experience on a massive variety of topics, one of which is domestic violence. You may not run into professionals who can guide you, but sometimes finding people who have had similar experiences is just as helpful.

Fort Refuge

A clever, grassroots site run by survivors for fellow survivors as a safe place to come together and discuss their struggles and victories in healing from various types of abuse. Though the forum and chat do not boast the same numbers as some of the larger organizations, they are one of the more active conversation places on the Internet currently. Also adds new content to its site regularly.

Love is Respect - National Teen Dating Helpline

As it suggests, this resource focuses on teen relationships and can be accessed by phone, text or live chat. Run by The National Domestic Violence Hotline, it offers real-time, one-on-one support from trained peer advocates that offer support, information and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, and service providers.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Operates confidential, non-public, one-on-one chats with advocates M-F from 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM Central Time. Also provides a hotline 365/24/7 at 1-800-799-7233 in English and Spanish.

OnYourMind.net

A safe and anonymous place for teens to get information and support from other teens with a chat room, covering topics such as relationships, school, depression, stress, suicide, parents, cutting, identity and health. Chat is available M-Th 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM Pacific Time (except during the summer when the chat room is closed). Hotline available during off hours.

Pandora's Aquarium

An online forum with around 2,000,000 posts and over 70,000 members run by Pandora’s Project, which provides information, support, and resources to rape and sexual abuse survivors and their friends and family. Includes healing retreat weekends, an articles database and guest speaker chats.

YesICAN

Offers live chats on a schedule and a forum for individuals who wish to discuss issues around surviving child abuse, parenting and domestic violence. YesICAN chats are facilitated by trained facilitators and cover various subjects, including teen survivors, male survivors, female survivors, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, incest survivors, significant others, and parenting.

The following guidelines are used by DomesticShelters.org to determine which books we will make available in our Recommended Books section. If you are an author and would like us to consider your book for our site, please review the guidelines carefully before submitting. To submit a book, email us at info@domesticshelters.org and include a PDF copy of the book.

  • It is preferred that your book is published by a traditional publisher, not self-published.
  • The book must be professionally written, researched, fact-checked, edited and copyedited.
  • The book must meet book publishing industry standards for formatting, structure and presentation.
  • The writing must exhibit expert understanding of domestic violence or related topics.
  • The author is ideally widely recognized for their expertise on the topic presented.
  • The book must have an ISBN 10.
  • The book must be available through amazon.com.
  • You must submit a PDF version of the book so that it can be easily reviewed.

While we receive many book submissions and reserve the right to determine which books will become available on DomesticShelters.org, we’re nonetheless greatly appreciative of all the good work created by the many people working to help survivors and end domestic violence.