Annotated Bibliography

"Domestic Violence: Long-Term Effects of Domestic Violence." Welcome to the Clark County Prosecuting             Attorney's Office. 1998. Web. 06 Dec. 2010. <            /effects.htm>.

This website is for the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney who deals with domestic violence and a few other things such as child support, controlled substances, juvenile crime, and the death penalty. Among them, domestic violence is one of their highest priorities. As of right now, Steven D. Stewart is the Prosecuting Attorney. It is intended to inform the general public. The site has a message from Stewart on it and then explains what domestic violence is, facts and myths about it, if you are a victim, the long-term effects, a safety plan, shelter resources, and what to do as a victim. It also has a list of the different websites you can go to if their website did not provide enough information.

“Domestic Violence: MedlinePlus." National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of
                Health. Web. 03 Dec. 2010. <>.

    This website is brought to us by the National Library of Medicine. It gives all sorts of information for the public. It is available 24 hours a day to search for any medical information you need. The site is kept up to date and since the information is coming from the National Library of Medicine, it is known to be a reliable source. The site was able to provide a lot of information and if they did not have it on their website, it would direct you to another one. The only problem with this is that I am not sure how reliable the sources are that this website directs you to. They mostly seemed legitimate though.

Domestic Violence Resource Center. Domestic Violence Statistics. Retrieved November 30, 2010 from

                The DVRC’s mission wants to empower all people and families to have safe and healthy relationships. They are the only nonprofit agency in Washington County, Oregon who specifically serves the needs of domestic violence survivors. They have a 24 hour crisis line, a shelter, and three programs people can take, along with an outreach program. I liked that the site was very versatile. They included statistics, a section for victims and survivors where they could tell testimonials and stories. The website just contained a lot of information in general.  Some of the information from the site was not up to date. On some of their statistics the last update was made back in 2006. I used some of the statistics from this website.

Domestic Violence Statistics. Domestic Violence Statistics. Retrieved November 28, 2010                 from

                The Domestic Violence Statistics website was started by a woman who was an advocate for bring light to problems of domestic violence. The website does not list her name, but only a picture of her and her family. She stated that she wants to bring awareness of the seriousness of domestic violence, and to educate and show people how terrible domestic violence is. What was liked about the website was the fact that it listed a bunch of statistics in the same place. They were not on different pages, and you did not have to click on different links. Even though the web site is called Domestic Violence Statistics, there is also other information on the page about domestic violence that is not statistic related, which is great. You can also donate money to help this cause through the website. It would have been nice to see statistic’s about male domestic violence. Many people forget that domestic violence is both a woman’s and man’s issue. Even though women are more likely to be battered in a domestic violence situation, men can still be battered. The only part of the site that was used was its domestic violence statistic’s page.


"Duluth Model." Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, Home of the Duluth Model. Web. 03
                Dec. 2010. <>.

This website’s main purpose is to end Domestic Violence or at least prevent it a lot by making people more knowledgeable of the subject. The website provides information about the “Duluth Model,” which was made by a group of women’s activists involved in the battered women’s movement about twenty years ago. The site is written by a few people in the “Domestic Abuse Intervention Program.” They strive for prevention by offering help to those who are battered and even the men who batter. They also have a schedule of their “Duluth” trainings that are offered, but they are mainly offered in Minnesota.


Healthyminds. Web. 03 Dec. 2010. <>.

                This website was created by the American Psychiatric Association. The website was very informative by telling you what the signs of being abused are, early signs, questions to ask yourself, mental health effects of the abuse, and what you can do to get out of an abusive relationship. It was created for the general public to provides answers for any questions that they had. The only problem with this site was that everything was very brief. It did still have good information, but I would have liked to see n more.


National Domestic Violence Hotline. What is Domestic Violence?. Retrieved November 28, 2010 from

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a 24 hour web-based and telephone resource that was created to help people who were experiencing domestic violence. It is the only helpline that works in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. What was great about this website was the fact that they encompassed a lot of information in one website. They not only told you what domestic violence was, but then broke it down into categories, and then those categories could be broken down into more information. It was very informative. What was missing from the site was a description about psychological and economic abuse. They listed it as a form of abuse, but did not mention it after that. The information that was used from this website was there information about “what is domestic violence”. The definition from this page was used, and a little more background information on defining domestic violence.


"Red Flags for Abusive Relationships." Red Flag Campaign. Web. 03 Dec. 2010. <http://       >.

                This website was created by a couple of “Red Flag” campaigners to spread the word of domestic violence in hopes of preventing it. It reminded me of the “Duluth Model” website because it had similar ideas. The campaign is supported by the Verizon Foundation. On their website they list the characteristics of a healthy relationship, the range of violence, red flags for an abusive relationship, how to examine your relationship, how to help a friend in a violent situation, and safe plans for students. It is mainly a campaign for college students in Virginia. This only bothers me because it is known that abuse can happen to anyone regardless of age. I hope that they start to campaign more towards everyone other than just college students.


Smith, Melinda, and Jeanne Segal. "Domestic Violence and Abuse: Signs of Abuse and Abusive                 Relationships." Understand, Prevent and Resolve Life's Challenges. Nov. 2010. Web. 03 Dec. 2010. < _             signs_causes_effects.htm>.

                This website was created like the other sites to inform people about  domestic violence and prevention methods. Something that sets it apart from the other sources is that the authors have a lot of background in Sociology, Psychology and Social Work. This makes their work seem more legitimate since they have experience talking with people who have been through these domestic violence situations. They explain what domestic violence is, the understanding of it, signs of an abusive relationship, the emotional abuse received, how the behavior is the abuser’s choice, the cycle of domestic abuse, warning signs, and ways to try and get through the situation. It also has a bunch of links that can give more information if needed.


United States Department of Justice.  About Domestic Violence. Retrieved November 23, 2010,                 from

The United States Department of Justice is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for enforcing law, and administration of justice. Their branch is broken down into different departments. One of the department’s that was found on their website was the Office on Violence Against Women. What was great about this website was they mentioned other information, that might not be considered domestic violence, but women who suffered from domestic violence could use. They also have a section for events and meetings, and a fact sheet, along with a variety of other information. The only problem with this site was the fact that their “fact sheets” were fact about the sections of the VAW department. I was thinking their “fact book” would have included some statistics. After reading through this site, information about the different kinds of abuse was used.