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Why I Chose to Share My Story in CDV’s Book INVINCIBLE

Why I Chose to Share My Story in CDV’s Book INVINCIBLE

By Roger Lockridge

When I was asked to contribute to INVINCIBLE, there was no hesitation about whether I should be a part of it or not. How often can you do something that may possibly help millions of people

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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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I Experienced Childhood Domestic Violence, CDV and Went From Feeling Guilty to Free

I Experienced Childhood Domestic Violence, CDV  and Went From Feeling Guilty to Free

Children think emotionally, not rationally. When you were exposed to domestic violence as a child, your brain drew the wrong conclusions: “I couldn’t stop it, but I should have.” “I was there, so it must have been my fault. It

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Resiliency after Childhood Domestic Violence – Make It Count

Resiliency after Childhood Domestic Violence – Make It Count

Growing up with childhood domestic violence teaches us to believe a set of LIES about ourselves. These lies tell us we’re worthless, fearful, angry, alone, guilty, sad, hopeless, resentful, unattractive, and unloved. Though it isn’t difficult to understand what prompted

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Can Children of Domestic Violence Hope for Healthy, Loving Relationships as Adults?

Can Children of Domestic Violence Hope for Healthy, Loving Relationships as Adults?

The answer is absolutely!

Growing up in a home with domestic violence, one’s perception of a healthy, functional relationship becomes greatly skewed. Instead of seeing adults who are loving towards one another, respect each other’s needs and boundaries, and work

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5 million children are impacted in the US by Childhood Domestic Violence. Yet, why is nobody talking about?

5 million children are impacted in the US by Childhood Domestic Violence. Yet, why is nobody talking about?

5 million children in the US alone grow up living in homes with violence every year. 5 million children all have something in common that defines their lives for years to come – they’re children of domestic violence.

How is

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10 Startling Statistics about Children of Domestic Violence

10 Startling Statistics about Children of Domestic Violence

Behind every statistic that relates to current and former children of domestic violence are real children and adults struggling to survive and cope with these scenarios as part of their daily existence.

After you read these statistics, take the time

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Growing Up with Domestic Violence Makes You Stronger

Growing Up with Domestic Violence Makes You Stronger

When I tell people that I grew up in a home where there was severe domestic violence, I get a few different reactions. For some, it’s pity – “Oh. poor you. How did you ever survive that?”

For others, it’s

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From Parent to Parent: A Message about Childhood Domestic Violence

From Parent to Parent:  A Message about Childhood Domestic Violence

Contributed by Ann Cuthbert Livingston

I write these words to you…my fellow parents.

I write them, not as a professional, or someone with a degree, but as a mom of 5 children who were a part of this messed up

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CDV PROFILES: FORMER CHILDREN, FUTURE CHAMPIONS

CDV PROFILES: FORMER CHILDREN, FUTURE CHAMPIONS

In the Spotlight – ROGER LOCKRIDGE Lewisburg, WV Child Advocate Fitness Expert & Writer, Bodybuilding.com

Some of Roger’s earliest memories, dating back to the early ’80s, are memories of the many nights of violence at home. Memories that are vividly

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