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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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This Life: Today, Gayan Peart helps victims of domestic abuse. As a girl, she lived it.

This Life: Today, Gayan Peart helps victims of domestic abuse. As a girl, she lived it.
“Your mind processes so differently when you can see yourself in that child or that mother…” – Gayan Pert. 

Gayan Pert, ED of Bethany house, grew up with CDV in her childhood home in Jamaica. She now operates a shelter

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Charlize Theron Gets Real About What Living With An Alcoholic Is Like

Charlize Theron Gets Real About What Living With An Alcoholic Is Like

I think what…affected me for my adult life that happened in my childhood was more the everyday

When actress Charlize Theron was 15, her mother shot and killed her abusive alcoholic father. But what affected her most was living daily 

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Addiction doc says: It’s not the drugs. It’s the ACEs – adverse childhood experiences.

Addiction doc says: It’s not the drugs. It’s the ACEs – adverse childhood experiences.

The ACE Study found that the higher someone’s ACE score – the more types of childhood adversity a person experienced, the higher their risk of chronic disease, mental illness, violence, being a victim of violence and a bunch of other

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