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Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender identity, race, income level, sexual orientation or religion. No one has the right to hurt, or threaten you or make you feel afraid.
YOU DESERVE TO FEEL VALUED, RESPECTED AND SAFE

Are you afraid for your safety?

Call 911. Tell the dispatcher that you are in danger and that you need help immediately. If you cannot get to phone- leave. Go to a public place and ask for help.

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CONFIDENTIAL, LEGAL, AND OTHER RESOURCES

H.U.G.S. Sharon confidential line (not a hotline)
781-784-5056

Brockton Family Services
508-583-6498

D.O.V.E. Domestic Violence Ended
1-888-314-3683

Elder Abuse Hotline
1-800-922-2275

Jewish Family & Children’s Service 
1-781-647-JFCS (5327)

Mass. Alliance of Portuguese Speakers Domestic Violence Services
617-864-7600

Massachusetts Domestic Violence Hotline Multilingual & TTY 
1-877-785-2020

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-9474

New Hope, Inc. Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline 
1-800-323-4673

Safe Link Domestic Violence Hotline
1-877-785-2020

The Second Step
1-617-965-63999

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SHARON TOWN RESOURCES

Emergency: 9-1-1

H.U.G.S. Sharon: 781-784-5056

Sharon Council on Aging: 781-784-8000

Sharon Police: 781-784-1587

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WEB RESOURCES

For Teens:

Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund – promoting healthy teen relationships

Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund – prevention of relationship violence

Love is Respect

Love is not abuse

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Tech Savvy Teens

That’s not Cool

For Family Violence and Sexual Assault

D.O.V.E. Domestic Violence Ended

End Abuse

Jane Doe

Futures without Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

New Hope

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

The National Center for Victims of Crime

The National Network to End Domestic Violence

Rape ,Abuse and Incest National Network

(REACH) Reach Reach Beyond Domestic Violence

The Secondstep.org

The Stalking Resource Center

Women’s Law

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BOOKS

But I Love Him – Protecting Your Teenage Daughter from Controlling, Abusive Dating Relationships – Dr. Jill Murray

But He Never Hit Me – The Devastating Cost of Non-Physical Abuse to Girls and Women- Dr. Jill Murray

Controlling People – How To Recognize, Understand, and Deal With People Who Try to Control You – Patricia Evans

Crazy Love – a revealing look at domestic abuse and one woman’s effort to free herself- Leslie Morgan Steiner

Emotional Blackmail – When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and guilt to Manipulate You- Susan Forward, Ph.D.

The Emotionally Abusive Relationship – How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing – Beverly Engel

The Gift of Fear – and Other Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence-
Gavin De Becker

Not To People Like Us – Hidden Abuse in Upscale Marriages- Susan Weitzman, Ph.D.

Miss America By Day – Lessons Learned from Ultimate Betrayals and Unconditional Love- a guide for parenting, resource for professionals, handbook for survivors of sexual abuse- Marilyn Van Derbur

In Love and Danger – A Teen’s Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships – Barrie Levy ,MSW

Queen Bees and Wannabes – -Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence – Rosalind Wiseman

Odd Girl Out – the Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls – Rachel Simmons

Saving Beauty From the Beast – How to Save Your Daughter from an Unhealthy Relationship – Vicki Crompton and Ellen Zelda Kessner

Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them – John Shore

Stop Signs – Recognizing, Avoiding, and Escaping Abusive Relationships – Lynn Fairweather, MSW

Should I Stay or Should I Go? – A Guide to Knowing if Your Realtionship Can – -and Should – be Saved Lundy Bancroft and Jac Patrissi

The Verbally Abusive Man – Can He Change? – A Woman’s Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go – Patricia Evans

The Verbally Abusive Relationship – How to Recognize it and How to Respond? – Patricia Evans

Verbal Abuse Survivors Speak Out on Relationship and Recovery – Patricia Evans

What Parents Need to Know About Dating Violence – Barry Levy and Patricia Occhiuzzo Giggans

When Dad Hurts Mom – Helping Your Children heal the Wounds of Abuse – Lundy Bancroft

Why Does He Do That? – Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men – Lundy Bancroft

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For Children

A Terrible Thing Happened – A Story for Children Who Have Witnessed Domestic Violence – Margaret Holmes

I Said NO! A kid-to-kid guide for keeping private parts private- Zack and Kimberly King

It’s My Body – A Book to Teach Young Children How to Resist Uncomfortable Touch – Lory Freeman

Mommy’s Black Eye – Children Dealing With domestic violence – William George Bentrim

Some Parts are NOT for Sharing – -Julie K. Frederico

Something Is Wrong At My House – -a Book About Parents’ Fighting – Keith Neely

The Trouble With Secrets – helping children Distinguish Between Worrisome Secrets and Surprises – Karen Johnsen

 

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