For many, this Father’s Day weekend was a festive time to pay tribute to a figurehead, protector, and pillar of family that brings up fond memories of special times. But what if you grew up in a home where you
Our children are these afterthoughts within these conversations…There voices are silent.
Shannon Isom, CEO of the YWCA Dayton, talks about her husband’s experience with CDV and the impact CDV has on the children at her shelter. Watch her TED Talk
“What this research highlights is that growing up in a home with domestic abuse, in particular the psychological dimension of it, has long-term consequences for the well being of young people”
A study from the University of Limerick (UL), Ireland,
The lifelong impact of toxic stress caused by childhood adversity, like CDV, can have a lasting and profound impact on people into adulthood. By spreading awareness about CDV we can minimize that impact and create positive change.
This short animation
If you grew up living with domestic violence, Mother’s Day may bring conflicting emotions, as it may remind you of what your mother went through in your childhood home. But perhaps it has never occurred to you – as it
In its recent blog post, the Pamela Anderson Foundation encourages parents to speak to their children about Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV). They revealed fourteen helpful tips for facilitating this critical conversation. Bringing CDV to light can help minimize its impact
A volunteer at a domestic violence organization writes an open letter to mothers regarding the positive attributes of their children, who grew up with CDV. By highlighting these positive features she is becoming THE ONE for these children…and their mothers.
Exposure to domestic abuse as a child can have long-lasting impact on a young person and it is vital that professionals from the policing, education and other agencies work together to support them as quickly after an incident as possible.