Recovery and Peer Support
After the event I decided I needed to understand myself and I knew that I would need help doing so.  I sought out a family therapist.  Through
belief in myself, my journey, and my Higher Power, I found that light shines through darkness, but it takes a lot of work.  So if you're feeling
your world is out of sorts, I encourage you to find your inner strength in whatever way works best for you.  Books (to the right) and Internet
sights (below) may be of help.
RECOVERY ISSUES AND SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF PSYCHOPATHS
EXCELLENT SITE  A working coalition of psychopathy researchers, mental health professionals, victims and family those whose lives, health,
and/or careers have been placed at risk or negatively impacted by psychopathy. On this site you will find a moderated forum, a radio blog and
informational resources.

SAFER RELATIONSHIPS.COM
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The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction & Public Psychopathy Education was created to provide education and support to reduce harm in
pathological, violent, addicted, or abusive relationships. It also exists to bring public education about the least discussed disorders of psycho-
pathology and how the general public can understand, detect, and protect themselves from people with these threatening kinds of disorders. Sandra
Brown is an accredited therapist who has been involved with helping victims of psychopathy for over 25 years. Two of her books are featured in
the right-hand column.

LOVEFRAUD.COM
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LoveFraud is a website that teaches people how to recognize and avoid sociopaths.

NARCISSISTIC ABUSE RECOVERY: A FORUM FOR SURVIVORS OF A RELATIONSHIP WITH A NARCISSIST OR
PSYCHOPATH   
If you have been in a chosen or unchosen relationship with a narcissist, sociopath, or psychopath, this site will provide a learning and support
environment of compassionate understanding, where victims help each other learn, adjust, heal and ultimately reclaim their lives and peace of
mind. You can share your story here and learn, in their own words, how others have experienced a toxic relationship and what they have done to
extricate themselves.

RECOVERY ISSUES AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH:
Melody Beattie's site is a resource for recovery issues, spiritual growth, writing and more. You'll find a library containing descriptions of her best-
selling books, including Codependent No More and Language of Letting Go. Aspiring and experienced fiction or nonfiction writers won't want to
miss The Muse.

RECOVERY OF YOUR INNER CHILD:
Dr. Lucia Capacchione is a Registered Art Therapist, workshop leader and best-selling author of 13 books. Her innovative methods spark and
nurture creativity in all areas of life.    She originated healing through writing and drawing with the non-dominant hand and it was her book
"Recovery of Your Inner Child" that propelled me through recovery as I worked on myself and faithfully did the exercises.

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (MAYO CLINIC HEALTH INFORMATION):
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event. Symptoms may include flashbacks,
nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.  Many people who go through traumatic events have difficulty
adjusting and coping for a while. But with time and taking care of yourself, such traumatic reactions usually get better. In some cases, though, the
symptoms can get worse or last for months or even years. Sometimes they may completely shake up your life. In a case such as this, you may have
post-traumatic stress disorder. Getting treatment as soon as possible after post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms develop may prevent long-term
post-traumatic stress disorder.

VERBAL ABUSE.COM:
This site is dedicated to the recognition and prevention of verbal abuse in homes, schools and workplaces. Verbal abuse includes withholding,
bullying, defaming, defining, trivializing, harassing, interrogating, accusing, blaming, blocking, countering, diverting, lying, berating, taunting,
putting down, edifying, discounting, threatening, name-calling, yelling and raging.  Patricia Evans is the author of "The Verbally Abusive
Relationship."

SAFE START CENTER (Impact of violence on young children)
The San Francisco Safe Start program seeks to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on young children. Safe Start delivers services,
develops policies, and works to improve the systems which respond to families with young children exposed to violence. Safe
Start is available to
any family residing in San Francisco with a child aged 6 or under who may have been exposed to violence. All services are optional, free and
confidential, and available in English, Spanish, Cantonese and other Asian languages.

PARENTING THE AT RISK CHILD
If you have a child or children with a psychopathic con artist, this site will help you "immunize" your kids against developing antisocial behavior.
The site also links to a forum and other resources to enable you to help your child(ren) cope with the psychopathic parent.

PSYCHOPATH-RESEARCH.COM
The goal of this site is to provide information currently available on the subject of Psychopaths.   We all learn each time someone describes their
real life experience or presents questions to the group.  This site hopes you will share your experience to help others.

DIRECTORY OF CRIME VICTIM SERVICES
The  Online Directory of Crime Victim Services is a resource from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). Since its launch in 2003, the Directory
has helped thousands of crime victims and service providers find non-emergency crime victim service agencies in the United States and abroad.  
Search by STATE or COUNTRY.  Go the home page and click START HERE.

GUIDES FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE WHEN DRUG ADDICTION IS INVOLVED:
Most substance abusers are not abusive toward their partners. However, a large number of people who abuse their partners also engage in
substance abuse. This site offers sections on Causes of Domestic Abuse, Link Between Domestic and Substance Abuse, Coping with Sexual Abuse,
Sexual Abuse & Addictions, Barriers to Treatment, Treating Substance Use Disorders & Domestic Abuse, and Resources for Victims
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Barbara Bentley
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