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Domestic Violence
919-828-7740
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  85% of young criminal offenders come from abusive homes.  

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Online Reference Materials
Administration for Children and Families
Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
FBI's Innocent Images National Initiative
Pandora's Box
ChildAbuse.com
Safe Child
Hope For Children of Wake

Books to Read
Hands are Not for Hitting
by: Martine Agassi, PhD

Death from Child Abuse . . . And No One Heard
by: Eve Krupinski

A Terrible Thing Happened: A Story for Children Who Have Witnessed Violence or Trauma
by: Margaret M. Holmes

A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive
by: Dave Pelzer

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect
by: Cynthia Crosson-Tower

Songs to Listen to
"Daddy" by Jewel

"Hell is for Children" by Pat Benatar

"The Little Girl" by John Michael Montgomery

"Wash Away Those Years" by Creed

"Beautiful Prize" by Rick Springfield

"Hide and Seek" by Ani Difranco