Help them understand so they can share. Sharing is the key.

I heart Someone Who Experienced CDV

To help a child…

  1. HELP THEM NAME IT: Use the term “Childhood Domestic Violence” – simply using the name can make a difference. Surprisingly, fewer than 15% are aware.
  2. TAKE THE PROGRAM: Our online training program CHANGE A LIFE can teach you how to become THE ONE for a child impacted by CDV. It will teach you how to step into the life of a child to help foster their resiliency.
  3. SCREEN OUR EMMY-NOMINATED FILM: You can share our Nick News special “Family Secrets: When Violence Hits Home.” This was the first ever televised program to focus on CDV, and is an age-appropriate way to start a conversation.
  4. USE THE NICK NEWS DISCUSSION GUIDE: The Nick News Discussion Guide leads you through the process of screening the program and talking to a young person/young people about CDV in a low-pressure, highly-effective way.
  5. BE A ROLE MODEL OF WHAT IS POSSIBLE: If you grew up with CDV and are working to overcome the negative effects, you can be a role model of what’s possible by sharing your story.
  6. SHARE OUR SITE: Direct them to CDV.org for information and resources that can help them take the first steps to overcoming the impact and changing their lives.

 

To help an adult…

  1. HELP THEM NAME IT: By simply asking the question “did you grow up living with domestic violence?” and using the term “Childhood Domestic Violence,” you can make a significant difference, as most don’t even realize what they experienced has impacted their lives.
  2. SHARE OUR SITE: Direct them to CDV.org for information and resources that can help them take the first steps to overcoming the impact and changing their lives.
  3. GIVE THEM INVINCIBLEThe New York Times Bestseller INVINCIBLE was the first book ever written for anyone who grew up living with domestic violence or anyone who cares about someone who did.

Where to start if you need help

There are many ways for you to partner with us and help bring awareness to CDV and make an impact.

Ways to Help