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

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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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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This Holiday, Give the Gift of a New Beginning to Someone Who Grew Up with Childhood Domestic Violence

This Holiday, Give the Gift of a New Beginning to Someone Who Grew Up with Childhood Domestic Violence

By CDV

Did you grow up living with domestic violence or care about someone who did? This holiday season, consider giving the gift of a new beginning to someone who grew up living with domestic violence.

The book INVINCIBLE: The

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CDV PROFILES: FORMER CHILDREN, FUTURE CHAMPIONS

CDV PROFILES: FORMER CHILDREN, FUTURE CHAMPIONS

In the Spotlight – Caroline Abbott Community Advocate Author, blogger www.carolineabbott.com

Caroline Abbott is a former child of domestic violence who is now a self-published writer, blogger, and community advocate, working to support and empower others who are impacted. She

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Savior One Night, Target the Next – Growing Up With Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Savior One Night, Target the Next – Growing Up With Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

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

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Unlearn the Resentment LIE Learned as a Child of Domestic Violence – Get Closer to Your True Potential!

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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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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Join CDV in Marking “Loving on Me Day” by Loving & Respecting Yourself!

Join CDV in Marking “Loving on Me Day” by Loving & Respecting Yourself!

With Valentine’s Day just a day away, many children of domestic violence are painfully reminded how alone and unloved they felt growing up. Many still do to this day, believing one of the most pervasive LIES that childhood domestic violence

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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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