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Domestic Violence: Children are the Collateral Damage of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence: Children are the Collateral Damage of Domestic Violence

By Laurel Davis

This article shares the story of a young girl whose experience growing up with domestic violence ultimately caused her to repeat the cycle of violence. UNICEF calls Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) “The single best predictor of children

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A Choice: Resentment or Compassion

A Choice: Resentment or Compassion

By Marcus Laster, professional, father, husband

Like a tripwire, the fight or flight mechanism in my 12 year-old brain was triggered. My hands were shaking and my heart pounded as if it was going to come out of my

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3 Simple Ways to Help a School Address Childhood Domestic Violence

3 Simple Ways to Help a School Address Childhood Domestic Violence

Last month, we told you about the millions of children who were looking forward to going back to school because it offered a much-needed escape from the violence they see daily in their homes. We also shared some examples of

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Be The Change; You Are Not Alone

Be The Change; You Are Not Alone

By Christian Axios, Guest Blogger

This is the hardest thing in my life that I have had to overcome. Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) is no joke and should not be taken lightly. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that

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Creating the Life I Deserved After Childhood Domestic Violence

Creating the Life I Deserved After Childhood Domestic Violence

By Cris Chocolat, Guest Blogger, Entrepreneur, Artist, and Advocate

We all go through moments in our lives when we feel like giving up. It is in those moments when a recurring memory comes to me, a vision of my

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Community Heroes Supporting Children of Domestic Violence

Community Heroes Supporting Children of Domestic Violence

Why is it that when domestic violence is in the news, we rarely ever hear about the children who are growing up with it in their homes – those who’re experiencing Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV)? And why don’t we

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What I Gained from Reading About CDV in INVINCIBLE

What I Gained from Reading About CDV in INVINCIBLE

By Roger “ROCK” Lockridge, Guest Blogger and contributor to INVINCIBLE

It’s very likely that most of you reading this blog have been directly affected by what we now know as Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) or you know someone who

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Ordinary Magic: Resilience Processes in Development

Ordinary Magic: Resilience Processes in Development

By Ann Masten

Ann Masten’s study of resilience in development reveals surprising conclusions on the “ordinariness of resilience” – 

“Resilience does not come from rare and special qualities, but from the everyday magic of ordinary, normative human resources in the

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Supporting the Children Who Witness Domestic Violence

Supporting the Children Who Witness Domestic Violence

By Rebecca Wilcox and Louis Lee-Ray

Often the best advocate and protector of a child suffering from CDV are his/her teachers. One UK teacher cooperated with the local police deptartments to share information about domestic violence cases with the school

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Building Brainerd’s resilience: Could research on childhood trauma change society?

Building Brainerd’s resilience: Could research on childhood trauma change society?

By Chelsey Perkins

Data from Minnesota backs up the original Adverse Childhood Experience study; facing repeated and extreme stress in childhood severely alters the brain chemistry of an individual, both at the time and perhaps forever after. This is associated

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