Throughout March, which is Womens History Month – we highlighted strong and remarkable women who faced Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) growing up. The award-winning actress Halle Berry requires no introduction. But most people may not know that she grew up

Celebrity Spotlight: Halle Berry, an Amazing Woman, Role Model, and Survivor of Childhood Domestic Violence

Celebrity Spotlight: Halle Berry, an Amazing Woman, Role Model, and Survivor of Childhood Domestic Violence

Throughout March, which is Womens History Month – we highlighted strong and remarkable women who faced Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) growing up. The award-winning actress Halle Berry requires no introduction. But most people may not know that she grew up

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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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What I Gained from Reading About CDV in INVINCIBLE

What I Gained from Reading About CDV in INVINCIBLE

By Roger “ROCK” Lockridge, Guest Blogger and contributor to INVINCIBLE

It’s very likely that most of you reading this blog have been directly affected by what we now know as Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) or you know someone who

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Growing Up With a Violent Mother

Growing Up With a Violent Mother

By Brian F. Martin

The GUILT and shame we carry after experiencing adversities in childhood can have numerous layers. To help you begin to unravel those layers, I want to share with you the inspirational story of British actor Martin

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The Chilling 911 Call You Won’t Hear During the Super Bowl February 1, 2015 By Brian F. Martin

The Chilling 911 Call You Won’t Hear During the Super Bowl February 1, 2015 By Brian F. Martin

By CDV

From Brian F. Martin BLOG (http://brianfmartin.com/2015/02/01/the-chilling-911-call-you-wont-hear-during-the-super-bowl

A friend who works with me at www.cdv.org texted me the link to a domestic violence ad that will run during the Super Bowl and said, “watch this.” I did.

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Join the Movement to Building Awareness, Understanding, And Sharing About Childhood Domestic Violence

Join the Movement to Building Awareness, Understanding, And Sharing About Childhood Domestic Violence

We at CDV-Children of Domestic Violence have been growing steadily and have made some major strides over the past year that we’re eager to share.

If you grew up living with domestic violence or care about someone who did, you

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A Simple Thought That Will Help You Overcome Anything If You Grew Up Living With Domestic Violence

A Simple Thought That Will Help You Overcome Anything If You Grew Up Living With Domestic Violence

If you grew up in a home with domestic violence, your basic needs were not met – the need to feel safe, to feel loved, and to feel important. You felt a pain that is unique to those who, at

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What Unknown Special Skill Do Those who Experience Childhood Domestic Violence Have Access To?

What Unknown Special Skill Do Those who Experience Childhood Domestic Violence Have Access To?

“I understand that I cannot control the thoughts and actions of others. But I can exercise the ultimate control – control over the meaning of any situation – control over myself. When I am in control of my thoughts and

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