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How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Nadine Burke Harris

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Nadine Burke Harris

Pediatrician Nadine Burke began to see patterns among the children she treated in her practice. She noticed a large percentage of children coming in with the same symptoms and false diagnosis.

As a doctor with a string commitment to public

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Trevor Noah Remembers the Terrible Day His Abusive Stepfather Shot His Mother in the Head

Trevor Noah Remembers the Terrible Day His Abusive Stepfather Shot His Mother in the Head

I think watching my mom, her growth post-shooting, our family and the way we became stronger really became the example that I chose to live by.

Comedian Trevor Noah opens up about his experience with CDV and the LIE he

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Overcoming the Impact of CDV, Making Father’s Day Festive Again

Overcoming the Impact of CDV, Making Father’s Day Festive Again

For many, this Father’s Day weekend was a festive time to pay tribute to a figurehead, protector, and pillar of family that brings up fond memories of special times. But what if you grew up in a home where you

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Domestic Violence Does Bear Fruit | Shannon Isom | TEDxDayton

Domestic Violence Does Bear Fruit | Shannon Isom | TEDxDayton

Our children are these afterthoughts within these conversations…There voices are silent.

Shannon Isom, CEO of the YWCA Dayton, talks about her husband’s experience with CDV and the impact CDV has on the children at her shelter. Watch her TED Talk

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Exposure to psychological domestic abuse most damaging to children’s wellbeing

Exposure to psychological domestic abuse most damaging to children’s wellbeing

“What this research highlights is that growing up in a home with domestic abuse, in particular the psychological dimension of it, has long-term consequences for the well being of young people”

A study from the University of Limerick (UL), Ireland,

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A New Understanding of the Childhood Brain

A New Understanding of the Childhood Brain

The lifelong impact of toxic stress caused by childhood adversity, like CDV, can have a lasting and profound impact on people into adulthood. By spreading awareness about CDV we can minimize that impact and create positive change.

This short animation

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What It’s Like to Witness Domestic Abuse as a Child

What It’s Like to Witness Domestic Abuse as a Child
It took Claudia Martine decades to realize how profound and lasting the impact of Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) is. As an adult, she is finally opening up about the trauma she faced in childhood, in order to begin to heal.   

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A Mother’s Day Note: Did Your Mom Grow Up with CDV Too?

If you grew up living with domestic violence, Mother’s Day may bring conflicting emotions, as it may remind you of what your mother went through in your childhood home. But perhaps it has never occurred to you – as it

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Tips for Talking to Your Children About Domestic Violence from the Pamela Anderson Foundation

Tips for Talking to Your Children About Domestic Violence from the Pamela Anderson Foundation

In its recent blog post, the Pamela Anderson Foundation encourages parents to speak to their children about Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV). They revealed fourteen helpful tips for facilitating this critical conversation. Bringing CDV to light can help minimize its impact

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To The Domestic Violence Survivors I Work With: About Your Children

To The Domestic Violence Survivors I Work With: About Your Children

A volunteer at a domestic violence organization writes an open letter to mothers regarding the positive attributes of their children, who grew up with CDV.  By highlighting these positive features she is becoming THE ONE for these children…and their mothers.

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