About Our Curated Lists
Our team of advocates, therapists, and counselors at Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia curated a selection of books related to death and dying, grief and loss, victimization, and trauma due to violence that we've found helpful for our clients. Wherever you are in your healing journey from victimization, we hope you'll find something helpful here.
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About Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia
Since 1983, the mission of Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia (AVP) has been to reduce the cycle of violence by providing an array of intervention, prevention, and support services to people of all ages who have been a victim of violence and/or have lost a loved one to homicide. AVP does so through its three main service deliveries: Victim/Witness Services, Counseling Services, and Youth Services. These services include, but are not limited to, court accompaniment, support groups, individual and group therapy, and system advocacy. AVP’s dedicated team of professional victim advocates, therapists, and counselors take a holistic approach to victimization by providing integrated, comprehensive, and collaborative services. Through client support, institutional partnerships, and community relationships, AVP addresses not only the emotional, safety, and financial needs of crime victims and survivors, but the underlying factors of violence and trauma of victimization to promote meaningful healing and advance community safety. Learn more at avpphila.org.