What Every Woman Should Know, Domestic Violence Handbook is reader friendly and contains information about the various forms of domestic violence, actual stories depicting each situation and a directory listing almost 2000 domestic violence shelters. This informative book helps women understand the dangerous situations they find themselves in, as well as help them find a way out. Topics covered include emotional abuse, isolation, verbal abuse, financial control, effects of abuse on children, safety plans, and profile of a batterer. Domestic violence is prevalent in today's society. Battered women are in all walks of life, at the supermarket, the movie theater, Church, school and work. She is your neighbor, friend, associate, sister, mother, daughter, perhaps even you. Statistics show that nearly everyone in America is either currently a victim of abuse, survivor of abuse or knows someone who is. You probably know someone who needs the information provided in this book.