The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria Library holds the most comprehensive collection of books, articles, videos and research on family violence in Victoria. Our collection includes books on domestic violence, sexual violence, childhood sexual abuse and related topics.
All books in our reading lists can be borrowed from the library. View our recommended reading by downloading our reading lists below:
- Domestic violence (PDF)
- Sexual violence (PDF)
- Childhood sexual abuse (PDF)
- Recovery and self help (PDF)
- Impact of violence on children (PDF)
- Prevention (PDF)
The library is open to the public by appointment – call to make an appointment with the librarian on (03) 9486 9866 or email the librarian.
Visitors are welcome to borrow books, videos and self-help material.
If you are unable to travel to our library alternative arrangements can be organised to get material to you (Victoria only).
Latest books added to our library
Books on domestic violence
Social Work and Domestic Violence: Developing Critical and Reflective Practice by Lesley Laing
SAGE Publications Ltd (2013), Edition: 1, Paperback, 184 pages
Violence Against Women: Myths, Facts, Controversies by Walter S. DeKeseredy
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division (2011), Paperback, 192 pages
Books on sexual violence
Handbook on Sexual Violence by Jennifer M. Brown
Routledge (2011), Paperback, 544 pages
Books on childhood sexual abuse
Understanding the Effects of Child Sexual Abuse: Feminist Revolutions in Theory, Research and Practice by Sam Warner
T & F Books UK (2009), Edition: 1, Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Invisible Girls: The Truth about Sexual Abuse by Dr. Patti Feuereisen Ph.D.
Seal Press (2009), Edition: Second Edition, Paperback, 336 pages
Books on recovery and self-help
Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair by Miriam Greenspan
Shambhala (2004), Paperback, 336 pages
Mind-body Workbook for PTSD: A 10 Week Program for Healing After Trauma by Stanley Block
New Harbinger Pubns (2010), Edition: 1, Paperback, 200 pages
Books on impact of violence on children
Parenting for a Peaceful World by Robin Grille
Longueville Media (2005), Edition: 1st, Paperback, 428 pages
Growing Up with Domestic Violence, in the series Advances in Psychotherapy, Evidence Based Practice by Peter G. Jaffe
Hogrefe Publishing (2011), Edition: 1, Paperback, 78 pages
Books on prevention
Let's Talk Relationships: Activities for Exploring Love, Sex, Friendship and Family With Young People by Vanessa Rogers
Jessica Kingsley Pub (2010), Edition: 2, Paperback, 160 pages
Undoing Privilege: Unearned Advantage in a Divided World by Bob Pease
Zed Books (2010), Paperback, 256 pages