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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

The Primer: Helping Victims of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse in Polygamous Communities

General Material
Training Tools

This resource was designed to assist human services professionals, law enforcement officers and others in helping victims of domestic violence and child abuse from polygamous communities in Arizona and Utah.

Contents include:

  • History of Polygamy
  • Glossary
  • Fundamentalist Groups
  • Characteristics and Practices
  • Defining Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence and Polygamy
  • Child Abuse and Polygamy
  • Child Abuse in Polygamous and Authoritarian Groups
  • Psychological Impact on Women and Children
  • Safety Net Committee
  • Polygamy and Cultural Stereotypes: A Training Exercise
  • Utah & Arizona Resources
  • Arizona Sexual Offenses and Other Crimes
  • Utah Sexual Offenses and Other Crimes
  • Bibliography