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A Mother’s Day Note: Did Your Mom Grow Up with CDV Too?

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

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Tips for Talking to Your Children About Domestic Violence from the Pamela Anderson Foundation

Tips for Talking to Your Children About Domestic Violence from the Pamela Anderson Foundation

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

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To The Domestic Violence Survivors I Work With: About Your Children

To The Domestic Violence Survivors I Work With: About Your Children

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.

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Police telling schools by 9am if child has seen domestic violence at home

Police telling schools by 9am if child has seen domestic violence at home

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.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Every April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we come together to put the spotlight on child abuse, which impacts 1+ million children in the U.S. every year. But what we don’t talk about can still hurt them. It is the

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Pueblo clinic taking new approach to primary medical care

Pueblo clinic taking new approach to primary medical care

“If it’s something that you can prevent, then…you’re learning from your past what not to do with your child,” said Cindy Lau, Regional Violence Prevention Planner, St. Mary Corwin.

The SCAN Program at Southern Colorado Family Medicine at the St.

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3 Out of 4 Said to Call It Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV)!

3 Out of 4 Said to Call It Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV)!

Childhood Domestic Violence is the last unknown, unnamed, unaddressed major childhood adversity of 10 major Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) that researchers agree can have a profound, defining impact on a life. Although it impacts an estimated 1 in

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The forgotten victims of domestic abuse are the children like me who survived it

The forgotten victims of domestic abuse are the children like me who survived it

“Childhood domestic violence (CDV) gets lumped together with domestic violence and/or child abuse…It’s a real distinct and separate childhood adversity.” -Dr. Linda Olson, clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, Chairwoman of our Georgia Chapter

Read this woman’s beautiful account of growing up

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Discovering LOVE after Childhood Domestic Violence: Giving and Receiving Love is at the Heart of Reaching Your Full Potential

Discovering LOVE after Childhood Domestic Violence: Giving and Receiving Love is at the Heart of Reaching Your Full Potential

Discovering LOVE after Childhood Domestic Violence: Giving and Receiving Love is at the Heart of Reaching Your Full Potential

Valentine’s Day is a holiday intended to reaffirm our love for others and their love for us. But, for those of

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A Daughter’s Perspective by Tre Wharton

A Daughter’s Perspective by Tre Wharton

Poet Tre Wharton used his talent to cope with CDV by expressing in verse what living with his stepfather’s violence was like. This poem is just one of about forty poems he wrote about CDV in his new book Grown

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