October is “National Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in the U.S. and in this updated edition of ReligionLink, we provide resources, links, tips, and potential sources to help inform your reporting on religion and domestic abuse.
J. Merritt Johnston is Executive Director of Baptist World Alliance Women, which connects Baptist women in 145 countries. Associated with the Baptist World Alliance, BWAW aims to help women thrive through connections and resourcing like the Stand Against Domestic Violence initiative.
Allison Moder is a survivor of domestic violence and adjunct professor in practical theology at Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles. She is also a Ph.D. student at Claremont School of Theology, where she researches in the fields of theology, neuroscience, psychology and women’s studies to create resources for women to heal from relationship abuse.
Hannah Hollander is a domestic violence advocate and founder of Speak Your Truth Today, a global Facebook support group for domestic violence survivors.
Patricia A. Fersch is the founding partner of Fersch LLC, dealing with thousands of cases involving families caught in the turmoil of family law conflicts. She has published extensively on domestic violence, abuse and the courts.
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence helps people better understand, respond to and prevent domestic violence. The center has developed a number of key initiatives to facilitate a deeper focus on a particular issue or population, including VAWnet, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project and Community Based Participatory Research toolkit.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence is a social change organization dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. Deborah J. Vagins serves as president & CEO. Email contact through website form.
Atheists Helping the Homeless in D.C. helps people experiencing homelessness in the nation’s capital, including numerous women fleeing domestic violence.
Speak Your Truth is a Christian nonprofit dedicated to the education and prevention of domestic violence. The nonprofit was founded by Hannah Hollander and provides abuse education, resources and emotional support to victims and survivors.