Survivors’ Handbook

This outstanding resource aims to support survivors of domestic abuse as they journey towards recovery. The inspiration to publish this handbook came from Restored’s Online Survivors’ Network as it became clear that survivors of domestic abuse were facing very similar challenges in a variety of areas, yet there were no comprehensive resources to point them towards. 


The handbook has contributions from 14 authors who are specialists in their respective fields, including Louisa Whitney, a specialist in family law, Professor Ally Kern, who specialises in relating theology to survivors of domestic abuse, and Betsy de Thierry, CEO of the Trauma Recovery Centre. Many sections in the handbook can apply to all female survivors of abuse with any faith background or none.


The handbook is divided into three themes: 

  • managing the practical realities after leaving an abuser 
  • healing and recovery after leaving an abuser 
  • theological issues relating to domestic abuse


Included in the wide range of helpful subjects are chapters on security, protective orders, supporting children, financial and career planning, managing physical and mental health, healing, as well as a section on what the Bible says about domestic abuse, divorce, justice and forgiveness.



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