In this article in Psychology Today, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Blake Griffin Edwards paints a vivid picture of how domestic violence impacts the “unintended victims” – the children in these homes. He cites many well-documented findings regarding the

Psychology Today Points to Growing Body of Evidence Validating Dire Impact of Growing Up with Domestic Violence (CDV)

Psychology Today Points to Growing Body of Evidence Validating Dire Impact of Growing Up with Domestic Violence (CDV)

In this article in Psychology Today, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Blake Griffin Edwards paints a vivid picture of how domestic violence impacts the “unintended victims” – the children in these homes. He cites many well-documented findings regarding the

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Effective Early Interventions Can Offset Negative Impact of Major Adversities like CDV on a Child’s Developing Brain and Set Them Up for a Successful Future

Effective Early Interventions Can Offset Negative Impact  of Major Adversities like CDV on  a Child’s Developing Brain  and Set Them Up for a Successful Future

According to research from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, the first 3-5 years in a child’s life are critical to fostering their healthy development. This is particularly true for children facing major adversity, as persistent stress

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Major Childhood Adversities Trigger Toxic Stress That Can Derail the Life of a Child; A Caring Adult Can Be the Antidote

Major Childhood Adversities Trigger Toxic Stress  That Can Derail the Life of a Child;  A Caring Adult Can Be the Antidote

The neuro-biological impact of major adverse childhood experiences can have ripple effects well into the future. Major childhood adversities like Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) – when no caring adults is in present to help buffer their impact – tend to

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The Most Helpless Victims of Domestic Violence are so Often Invisible

The Most Helpless Victims of Domestic Violence are so Often Invisible

In many cases of Domestic Violence, children more often than not are overlooked as victims because they were not the direct target of the violence. But, according to decades of evidence, they’re equally impacted by these circumstances, with often grave

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CDV Compromises 4 Fundamental Needs of Children: a Recipe for Negative Consequences in Adulthood

CDV Compromises 4 Fundamental Needs of Children:  a Recipe for Negative Consequences in Adulthood

The most vulnerable point in any person’s life is their childhood. As a child, one is physically weaker and smaller than the adults around them as well as more vulnerable to outside influences – good and bad alike. For this

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This April, Let’s Talk About the Critical Link Between Child Abuse & CDV…and the Program That Can Curb Both!

This April, Let’s Talk About the Critical Link Between Child Abuse & CDV…and the Program That Can Curb Both!

I was talking with a woman I met on a flight last year and my work in the space of Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) came up. She told me “That’s a great cause. Child abuse is a big problem, and

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New Mexico Conference Reaffirms that Awareness Is Key First Step to Prevention of ACEs Like CDV

New Mexico Conference Reaffirms that Awareness Is Key First Step to Prevention of ACEs Like CDV

Last October, the New Mexico Voices for Children hosted their second annual KIDS COUNT Conference, in conjunction with Ngage New Mexico. Aptly named “Childhood Trauma: From Symptoms to Systems Change” the conference aimed to build awareness for, identify and

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4 Things I Learned About Childhood Adversity at a High Security Prison

4 Things I Learned About Childhood Adversity at a High Security Prison

By Brain F.Martin

This April, I was inside a high security prison.

The plan was to talk to the men there about the work CDV does and to educate them on the connection between childhood adversities and the potential impact.

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TW0 CRITICAL PUZZLE PIECES CAN CHANGE THE ODDS FOR CHILDREN OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE FAILING AT BOTH

TW0 CRITICAL PUZZLE PIECES CAN CHANGE THE ODDS FOR CHILDREN OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE FAILING AT BOTH

For two days a week – Monday and Thursday – School Counselor Brett Welch can be found greeting students as they arriving to class in Harvie Elementary School in VA. She carefully examines the young faces as they walk in

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ABC Station Cites Childhood Domestic Violence Association, Spotlighting Dire Impact of Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV)

ABC Station Cites Childhood Domestic Violence Association, Spotlighting Dire Impact of Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV)

Citing the Childhood Domestic Violence Association, an ABC station recently ran a segment outlining the profound impact that Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) has on those who experience it.

 

Why is it so important to talk about CDV?

Because awareness

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