You didn’t “just witness”
domestic violence,
you experienced

Childhood
Domestic Violence

and you are more than you know.

You didn’t “just witness”
domestic violence,
you experienced

Childhood
Domestic Violence

and you are more than you know.

THE PROBLEM: What Is        Childhood Domestic Violence?

When you grow up in a home witnessing domestic violence, that’s called Childhood Domestic Violence or CDV. Carlie witnessed domestic violence in her childhood home and the effects stayed with her into adulthood. Through the lens of childhood, domestic violence is violence between parents or towards a parent from a significant other. It can be physical or nonphysical.

Unlike most other universally understood childhood adversities – such as physical child abuse or sexual abuse or divorce, CDV remains largely unknown, even among those who experience it, like Carlie. As an adult, Carlie became aware she experienced CDV and realized she’s more than she knows. And she’s not alone. More…

THE REACH: 1 in 8 people are impacted –  1 billion lives globally

1 in 8 people experience childhood domestic violence globally.  275 million children according to UNICEF.   And 725 million adults who were those children just a generation or two ago.  And while these numbers are staggering, the lack of awareness is alarming, as many mistakenly believe that because they ‘just witnessed’ the violence, nothing happened.  Increasing awareness, so those impacted know that they experienced childhood domestic violence is critical, as that alone provides validation, makes it easier to talk about and is the first step towards reversing the impactMore…

275 million children
725 million adults

CDV.ORG YOU ARE NOT ALONE - US Stats

15 million children
40 million adults

THE IMPACT: CDV can leave a deep mental imprint that can profoundly impact key areas of life into adulthood

Experiencing Childhood Domestic Violence negatively wires a developing brain and the formation of the cognitive belief system. It instills a common cluster of negative beliefs that, if unchallenged, can last well into adulthood, leading to emotional & psychological, relationship, substance abuse, physical health, and career & education challenges.

A key step forward, is knowing what to call it, childhood domestic violence, as that validation itself, is intrinsically healing. More…

“While they may leave behind the adversity of their childhood, they’re unable to live the lives they truly want to lead today.”

 

Dr. Renee McDonald, Leading CDV Expert

THREE PATHS TO SOLUTIONS

Whether you experienced CDV yourself, love someone who did, or are a professional working to help someone in need, you are not alone.  The impact CAN be overcome

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