Did you grow up living with domestic violence in your childhood home (Childhood Domestic Violence or CDV)? Did you find yourself struggling with various aspects of your life in childhood or well into adulthood? 

Maybe you found a path to healing and overcoming that impact and you would like to share your story to help inspire others who are still struggling? 

Or perhaps you’re still on a journey to reclaim your life but you’re very proud of the strides you’ve made and you’d like your story to provide hope to others who struggle for a brighter future free of their childhood trauma? 

Perhaps you saw some of our other stories submitted by people just like you who have made big strides forward despite growing up with CDV and you were inspired by their story to share yours? 

Sharing your story can help empower others who are not as far ahead in their journey as you are and are struggling to find hope and inspiration to keep putting one foot in front of the other. They need to know there’s a silver lining on the other side and your story could make the difference for them between giving up and keeping going. Sharing is also one of the critical steps to reclaiming your own life, as according to research, it is one of the most effective ways to overcome the impact. 

Below are 2 ways you can share your story. Select the option that best suits and follow the simple steps outlined under each. The submission process itself should take no more than 5 minutes, aside from the time you need to video record or write up your story narrative.

Disclaimer: Please note that any story you submit, whether via video or in writing, once approved by CDVA’s administrative team, will be shared on this website and will be publicly visible to anyone who comes to the site. In addition, by submitting your story, you give permission to CDVA to utilize excerpts from your on social media or via any other medium CDVA deems appropriate to inspire others impacted by CDV or to encourage others to share their story.

Share Your Video Story

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Share Your Written Story

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