What other adversities did you face?

Major Childhood Adversities

Childhood Domestic Violence doesn’t typically happen in isolation. If you grew up with CDV, there is a good chance that you also experienced one or more of the other Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). 

Learn more about the ACE Study

  • Physical child abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Physical neglect
  • Emotional neglect
  • Divorced parents
  • Parental alcohol or drug abuse
  • Mentally ill parent
  • Incarceration of a parent


The Number of ACE’s Foretells the Future

The ACE Study discovered that not only do these ACE’s impact a life, but they often co-occur – where there’s one adversity, there’s often more.  According to researcher Jeff Edleson, more than 50% of those who experience CDV experience 5 or more other adversities as well.

There are many ways for you to partner with us and help bring awareness to CDV and make an impact.