Did you experience
Childhood Domestic Violence?

How Do You Know If You Experienced CDV?

If you experienced CDV, you may not even know it…because unlike most adverse childhood experiences, Childhood Domestic Violence remains largely unknown.  It is the least known adversity that one can face in their childhood home, with the lowest societal awareness.  The awareness level is even low among those who have experienced childhood domestic violence.  How? 

Many mistakenly believe that because they ‘just witnessed’ the violence, nothing really happened to them.  In reality, CDV leaves an indelible mark on a life and society. Awareness is the first step towards overcoming the impact and reaching one’s innate potential.

So how do you know if you experienced childhood domestic violence? These questions will provide guidance.

If You Faced CDV, Here Are the Key Things You Should Know

CDV.ORG If you care about a child with CDV

CDV Has a Profound Impact

According to extensive research growing up in a home living with domestic violence, Childhood Domestic Violence, has a profound impact on one’s life and hopes for the future. Learn more…

CDV.ORG I Experienced CDV You learned a set of lies

False Negative Beliefs Form

Childhood Domestic Violence negatively wires a developing brain and the formation of the cognitive belief system. It instills a common cluster of negative beliefs that if unchallenged can last into adulthood. Learn more…

You Are Not Alone!

If you experienced CDV, you may think you were the only one. But the reality is, 1 in 8 people grow up living with domestic violence – almost 1 billion people globally.  You are truly not alone.  Learn more…

You Are More Than You know

There is no obstacle you can face today that compares to the obstacles you had to overcome in childhood. Obstacles you overcame with only the brain, body and resources available to you in childhood.  Learn more…

First Steps to Take Today


1) Appreciate your awareness:  You don’t ‘just witness’ domestic violence, you experience Childhood Domestic Violence.  Having awareness of that fact and naming it is the first step.  As the founding father of modern resiliency theory said, “the codification is intrinsically healing”. The first button below will connect you to our community, you are not alone. 

2) Share with another or share with yourself:  It is difficult to share that which you can’t name.  Now you can.  You can ask another if they know what it’s called when someone grows up living with domestic violence.  Prior to doing that, you can share with yourself through this step by step guide.  Or, if ready, share your story.

3) Expose the lies, reveal the truths: Growing up in that home, there are certain lies you learned about who you believe you are and they are holding you back from reaching your innate potential and experiencing all the happiness that was meant for you.  This step by step process will allow you to expose the lies and reveal the truthsThrough this process, you will clearly see, you are more than you know.