Each of these organizations provides important insight into how coercive control is utilized in a variety of different highly abusive types of relationships (from domestic violence, to human trafficking and political and religious cults).

domestic abuse intervention programs

Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs works toward ending violence against women through its programs in Duluth, Minnesota and in partnership with domestic violence practitioners around the world. They are the home of the Duluth Model, which is widely used to explain tactics of power and control utilized by abusers and experienced by victims in relationships characterized by domestic violence.


International Cultic Studies Association is a global network of people concerned about psychological manipulation and abuse in cultic or high-demand groups, alternative movements, and other environments.


The Open Minds Foundation is a group of interlocking charities working to provide information about manipulation and undue influence. The foundation brings together counselors and scholars from the many disciplines where manipulation is treated or studied.