When you grow up living with domestic violence, that’s
Childhood Domestic Violence
The impact of childhood domestic violence is profound.
When you grow up living with domestic violence, the experience can negatively impact key areas of your life.
While they may leave behind the adversity of their childhood, they’re unable to live the lives they want to lead today.
– Dr. Renee McDonald
Leading CDV expert
If you faced childhood domestic violence, you are not alone.
According to experts, 1 in 7 adults experienced domestic violence as children, although they’re often unaware of what they experienced and aren’t sure what to call it.
BillionGlobally experience CDV
1 in 7An estimated 1 in 7
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If you experienced Childhood Domestic Violence, you are more than you know.
INVINCIBLE: The 10 Lies You Learned Growing up with
Domestic Violence, and the Truths to Set You Free
Brian F. Martin, Author & Founder of CDVA
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Our resources, developed together with leading researchers, can be a lifeline for anyone who grew up with CDV and any professional who serve them.
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Being an only child with this history has been most isolating. I have been praying for decades to find some support. Thank you.
— Nanette H.
Words cannot express what your articles have done for me. It has been almost 20 years since I left home and that life, but it has haunted me for years, affecting my marriage and parenting of my child…This page has helped me in ways I could not imagine.
Your book [INVINCIBLE] changed my life. I would love to get involved in this movement in some capacity.
— Nien O.
Incredible work building such a helpful program [CHANGE A LIFE] that enables community support.
— Alexandra O.
Heartbreaking and cathartic…By putting a very human face to a widespread epidemic, Block and ‘THE CHILDREN NEXT DOOR’ both humanize and celebrate the children who survive horrific family tragedies.
— Mark Peikert, BACKSTAGE Critic Review
This program [COURAGE UNLEASHED] is revolutionary. It has the potential to change people’s lives. I am excited to share this with others. I believe if everyone who experienced CDV had access to this program it could fundamentally change the world.
— Sheba H.