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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.

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Childhood domestic violence solutions delivered through stories on the screen

Our award-winning documentary and children’s TV program offer a unique perspective on Childhood Domestic Violence.

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One question can change a life.

Did you experience adversity in your childhood home?

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