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Shirley S.’s story: growing up with Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV)

Shirley S.’s story: growing up with Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV)
Shirley S. is now a thriving 23 year-old young adult who grew up with childhood domestic violence (CDV).

She shares her story of what she experienced as a child – watching her mother be beaten when she was only 6

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What everyone should know about domestic violence (DV)

What everyone should know about domestic violence (DV)
There is so much to understand and things to know about domestic violence (DV).

 It impacts the health and well-being of those families involved, but also has an impact on communities and society. Research is conducted regularly on DV, and

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How to Help a Child Living With Domestic Violence (DV)

How to Help a Child Living With Domestic Violence (DV)
In the United States, 1 in 15 children are exposed to domestic violence (DV) each year, and 90% of these children witness the violence that occurs in their homes. These are daunting statistics. Perhaps you know of and want to

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What are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)?

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)?
The term “Adverse Childhood Experiences” comes from the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Study conducted in 1995-1997. It originally began in an obesity clinic. As the study grew, it started to uncover links between childhood trauma, chronic disease, and mental health issues.

It

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How does domestic violence impact children?

How does domestic violence impact children?
In homes with domestic violence, children are negatively impacted at all stages of their development in the key areas of life: physical, mental, behavioral, and relational.

Trauma from childhood adversities including domestic violence can impact children’s bodies as well as

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What is Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV)?

What is Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV)?
At its heart, Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) occurs when a person grows up living in a home with domestic violence.

Domestic violence is violence between parents or violence towards a parent — perhaps from a stepparent or significant other. The

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Celebrity Spotlight: Halle Berry Grew up with Domestic Violence

Celebrity Spotlight: Halle Berry Grew up with Domestic Violence

Throughout March, which is Women’s History Month – we highlighted strong and remarkable women who faced Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) growing up. The award-winning actress Halle Berry requires no introduction. But most people may not know that Halle Berry grew

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Meet the Graingers – Ainie and Priscilla! On the front lines in the fight against DV and CDV in Ireland

Meet the Graingers – Ainie and Priscilla!  On the front lines in the fight against DV and CDV in Ireland
Meet the Graingers – a dynamic mother-daughter due bringing awareness about and offering solutions for Domestic Violence (DV) and Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) in Ireland.

Meet the Graingers – a dynamic mother-daughter due bringing awareness about and offering solutions for

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Featured Social Worker Dr. Linda Olson, CDV and Calmkins

Featured Social Worker Dr. Linda Olson, CDV and Calmkins
Dr. Linda Olson is a psychologist, licensed psychotherapist, and social worker with over 30 years of experience in private practice and an emphasis on treating childhood trauma, focusing on Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV).

Dr. Linda Olson is a psychologist,

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The impact of co-occurring adversities: Childhood Domestic Violence and Substance abuse

The impact of co-occurring adversities: Childhood Domestic Violence and Substance abuse
There isn’t a great deal of research that deep-dives into the impact of growing up with Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) when there is also another major adversity or multiple other adversities, like  substance abuse or child abuse

There isn’t a

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