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
From Brian F. Martin BLOG (http://brianfmartin.com/2015/02/01/the-chilling-911-call-you-wont-hear-during-the-super-bowl)
This Holiday, Give the Gift of a New Beginning to Someone Who Grew Up with Childhood Domestic Violence
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
According to research, if you grow up living with domestic violence, there is a 50% chance you also experienced physical child abuse.
How confusing it is to one night be a savior, in that you may try to stop the
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
Unlearn the Resentment LIE Learned as a Child of Domestic Violence – Get Closer to Your True Potential!
“Resentment is the poison you drink hoping to hurt your enemy.” –Nelson Mandela
Holding on to the injustice done to you as a child can cause you even more pain today, as resentment leads to emotional paralyzing. Remember, forgiving is
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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
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.