Develop an understanding of the different types of domestic abuse, examine the challenges faced by those who are victims and survivors
Ways to Help
Review resources that can be used to help women in your church or community who are in need of support.
Project Esther is a New Zealand-based charitable trust that provides a multifaceted range of support for women and families, including those experiencing domestic abuse.
NO PLACE FOR ABUSE: Biblical and Practical Resources to Counteract Domestic Violence (2010)
Catherine Clark Kroeger and Nancy Nason-Clark share years of experience in listening to women from around the world and discuss concrete ways to respond to abuse.
The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children and Young People
Information from Women’s Aid on the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people with data and links to support services in the United Kingdom.
The Duluth Model
An inventory of resources available which are mostly based on the Duluth Model, which utilises a wheel image to understand the dynamics of abuse and control.
Escaping the Maze of Spiritual Abuse
Authors Lisa Oakley and Justin Humphreys describe clearly the nature of spiritual abuse and outline the best ways to counter it to create healthy cultures.
Dignity Coalition Church Charter
This charter for churches by BMS World Mission identifies the reality of domestic abuse and shares ways for churches to bring about change.
Advocacy in Egypt: Protecting Women from Abuse
This short, story-based case study from Tearfund addresses the themes of human rights, sexual abuse and pornography with examples of advocacy approaches.
SAFER is an evidence-based collection of resources to help churches understand, identify, and respond to domestic and family violence.
Not in My House
Developed by BaptistCare Counselling and Family Services, this resource equips educators to train others how to respond to domestic and family violence.
This organisation provides extensive resources in all areas related to domestic violence, including programs for men and information on understanding domestic violence.
Domestic Abuse: Recognise the Signs
This resource from the United Kingdom gives clear and simple examples of abusive behaviours and ways to support those who may be experiencing abuse.
SHINE: Making Homes Violence Free
Shine provides a range of services to stop domestic violence in New Zealand, including emergency support, training programs, non-violence programs, and learning resources.