Domestic Violence: Children are the Collateral Damage of Domestic Violence

Last Updated on September 26, 2016 by Cindy Bekesi

By Laurel Davis

This article shares the story of a young girl whose experience growing up with domestic violence ultimately caused her to repeat the cycle of violence. UNICEF calls Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) “The single best predictor of children becoming either perpetrators or victims of domestic violence later in life…” After a significant turning point, however, she was able to see that she was externalizing the violence she grew up with, putting her boyfriend’s children in the same position she had been in. This caused her make conscious efforts to stop the cycle, learning how to healthily express her emotions. Read her story and learn about her turning point HERE.



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