‘My mom was on the ground. I remember being terrified and I didn’t know what to do,’ she said.”
Lucy (21) and her brother Mark (23) grew up with CDV and are now facing many of the negative effects that we know all too well. Lucy says she has experienced abusive relationships in adulthood, as we know CDV is the single best predictor of DV later in life. Mark was affected differently, developing a stutter and consistently feeling depressed and anxious.
CDV effects everyone who experiences it differently, even those who may have grown up in the same home. Yet, with proper intervention, these effects can be mitigated and those who grow up with CDV can lead happy and healthy lives.
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