Chain Chain Change: For Black Women in Abusive Relationships
by Evelyn C. White (Seal Press)

This excellent book remains the key reading resource for any African-American woman who is involved with a controlling or abusive partner. It provides general information combined with guidance that is specific to the black woman’s experience, and includes a section speaking to abused black lesbians.

Mejor Sola Que Mal Acompañada: For the Latina in an Abusive Relationship
by Myrna Zambrano (Seal Press)

Zambrano’s book for Latina women in abusive relationships is available in a bilingual edition, making it readable for women who use Spanish or English as their primary language. This excellent resource speaks to the cultural context in which Latinas live, and offers specific validation and recommendations.

Black Eyes All of the Time: Intimate Violence, Aboriginal Women, and the Justice System
by Anne McGillivray and Brenda Comaskey (University of Toronto)

The experience of abused indigenous (native) women is told largely in their own voices in this wonderful and groundbreaking volume. Although there are a few portions where the writers use some difficult academic language, the great majority of the book is highly accessible and moving.

Mending the Sacred Hoop

202 E. Superior St.
Duluth MN 55802
(218) 722-2781
This project of Minnesota Program Development focuses on addressing the abuse of women in tribal cultures.

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African-American Community

Univ. of Minnesota School of Social Work
290 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul MN 55108-6142
(877) 643-8222
This organization’s website includes resources for abused women themselves, while also reaching out to policy makers, researchers, and other concerned community members.

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence

P.O. Box 22086
Ft. Washington Station
New York NY 10032
(646) 672-1404
Mostly oriented toward research and policy. Extensive listings.

Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

942 Market St., Suite 200
San Francisco CA 94102
(415) 954-9964

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