During the 1970s with the start of the woman’s movement, groups of women started sharing their stories. To the surprise of many, they learned that they were not alone in the abuse they had suffered. Abuse that they had often felt humiliated to admit to anyone. It was then that Domestic Violence Agencies began to be open.
The Diocese of Northern California created a Domestic Violence Manual in 2010 to help educate and inform clergy and parishioners about domestic violence.
Please click here to read the manual.