You are not alone, it is not your fault,
it is not your job to stop it.

If you are a child or teenager and you are experiencing Childhood Domestic Violence…

We understand. We are so sorry you are going through this.  You are not alone, as this video will show.

Consider sharing with a caring adult or friend

Sharing can be so helpful, but yes, it can feel hard to do especially if you feel alone.  Maybe you can share with a good friend or an adult you trust. Maybe an aunt or uncle, a neighbor, a teacher, a coach…an adult you trust who you know cares about you.

You are NOT alone

Millions of other children are also going through what you are going through right now. And many of those children also think they are alone. Many have the same feelings you do. Millions of adults also went through it when they were children. Many grew up to lead successful and happy lives. You are NOT alone.

It’s NOT your fault and it’s not your job to stop it

It is not happening because of something you did. And there is nothing you can do to prevent or stop it. A child is NEVER responsible for the actions of adults.

It will get better, your past does not equal your future

You cannot control what is happening at home. But you will be able to control what you do in your own home when you get older.  You can choose to treat people the way you want other people to treat you.

You are stronger than you know

You have had to overcome obstacles that other children never had to face. Because of this, you have a unique strength inside that others may not have. Because you faced such difficult things at a young age and night after night, you were tested and had to persevere.  And you did, because you are here today. So, when you come up against a challenge as you get older, you can draw strength from this experience. Remember that you were able to get through this, so what else in life can you not get through?

You can reach your full potential in life

Former President Bill Clinton, actress Halle Berry, singer Christina Aguilera, and so many other successful people who went through similar struggles and used that as proof that there was nothing they couldn’t get through. This can also serve as fuel for you to be and do anything you want.