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Help for the youngest victims of domestic violence

Help for the youngest victims of domestic violence
‘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

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Nobody Would Have Been Surprised If I Had Died.

Nobody Would Have Been Surprised If I Had Died.

“Everybody knew. But nobody said a thing.”

Screenwriter Katherine Fugate writes about the violence she experienced in her home growing up from her stepfather. Once he entered their home, he quickly began to abuse Katherine’s mother, leaving lifelong scars behind

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Share Thanks for the Gifts Earned from CDV for a Chance to Win

Share Thanks for the Gifts Earned from CDV for a Chance to Win
If you were raised in a home with domestic violence, the holidays can be a difficult time that brings back not-so-warm memories of your childhood. Whereas Thanksgiving reunites others with family and fosters happy strolls down memory lane with loved

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One in five women suicide because they saw domestic violence as children

One in five women suicide because they saw domestic violence as children
“Nearly 20% of women who took their own lives were known to police because they were exposed to domestic violence as children”   We know the dire statistic that those who experience Childhood Domestic Violence are 6x more likely to commit

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Chiefs NT Roy Miller charged with abusing wife

Chiefs NT Roy Miller charged with abusing wife
For children experiencing Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV), the impact is not minimal or temporary. They are not merely passive witnesses but true casualties of these incidents, which can profoundly effect their physical health, mental health, behavior, and/or relationships.   Yet, in

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For Traumatized Children, An Offer Of Help From The Muppets

For Traumatized Children, An Offer Of Help From The Muppets
“Sesame is better known for teaching preschoolers letters and numbers. But those familiar furry characters are also taking on tougher topics”   For children growing up with Childhood (CDV) and other Adverse Childhood Experiences(ACE’s), seeing their favorite TV characters process “big

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Meet Dr. Linda Olson, Founder & Chapter Chair of the Georgia Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) Association

Meet Dr. Linda Olson, Founder & Chapter Chair of the Georgia Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) Association
The way we are going to truly break the cycle is by identifying the root cause. – Dr. Linda Olson, Founder & Chairwoman, Georgia Chapter, Childhood Domestic Violence Association       Our Georgia Chapter Chairwoman Dr. Linda Olson has a unique understanding

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This October, What We Almost Never Talk About during Domestic Violence Awareness Month Can Profoundly Transform Its Footprint on Our Society: THE LEADING CAUSE

Growing up with domestic violence (Childhood Domestic Violence or CDV) is the SINGLE BEST PREDICTOR

100 organizations nationwide to partner with CDVA in national distribution campaign to build critical awareness of CDV, deliver groundbreaking solutions directly to those impacted

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My fearful life: growing up with domestic violence

My fearful life: growing up with domestic violence

A friend recently said to me: ‘You’re like a prey animal, ears pricked up, looking for danger.’

Like many children of domestic violence Louisa Adjoa Parker has heightened stress-activation, which we know to be maladaptive, harming both her mental

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Domestic violence: A mother’s story about her son’s anger and breaking the cycle of abuse

Domestic violence: A mother’s story about her son’s anger and breaking the cycle of abuse

We still see anger from him, but it is nowhere near as destructive and much less intense. He is learning to control that.

‘Jack’ – a twelve year old child of domestic violence – had begun to express ANGER as

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