When you grow up living with domestic violence, you experience

Childhood Domestic Violence

Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) is

when a person grows up living in a home with violence
between their parents or violence towards a parent.

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What is it like to experience CDV?

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You are not alone.

It impacts countless lives. But no one talks about it.

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  • 1
    Billion

    Globally experience CDV
  • 1 in 7

    An estimated 1 in 7
    experience CDV
  • less than
    15%

    Current awareness
    of this issue


The impact is profound.

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

Dr. Renee McDonald
Leading CDV expert

CDV does not happen in isolation.

If you experienced CDV, you most likely experienced one or more other major childhood adversities in your childhood home:

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  • Physical child abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Physical neglect
  • Emotional neglect
  • Divorced parents
  • Parental alcohol or drug abuse
  • Mentally ill parent
  • Incarceration of a parent

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