“Like many adult children of domestic violence, I’m doing the necessary work of change, and I’m moving forward.”

Similarly to an estimated 15 million children and 40+ million adults who were these children, Jan Downing grew up around a lot of violence at home. In her recent blog post, she describes what it felt like to be a child with adult
burdens. She believed the fear that was ingrained, along with the other negative beliefs about herself, were irreversible.

As an adult, she has discovered a new truth and has begun the difficult work of unlearning the LIES she learned in childhood, to mitigate the negative impact of her childhood adversity.