Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV):
Growing up in a home with domestic violence
We all know about domestic violence. We are aware of it. But Childhood Domestic Violence – a phrase you may never have heard until now – is another matter.
When we say “domestic violence,” for most people, the words that often come to mind are women, abuse, pain, and violence. The children are hardly ever mentioned. But growing up in a home with domestic violence has a profound and lasting impact on a life.
Childhood Domestic Violence is when a person grows up living in a home with domestic violence. From a childhood standpoint, “domestic violence” is violence between parents or violence towards a parent – from a stepparent or significant other. And the violence can be physical or non-physical, or both.