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Children and Teens

  • Are Absentee Parents Abusive?

    Why a parent might check out of their child’s life, and the ramifications it can have | Maybe your partner is present in your life, but not in the lives of your chi... read more

  • Making Sure Ex-Abusers are Sober Taking the Kids

    The company behind an alcohol monitoring bracelet explains why their tool is effective, yet underused, in DV cases | Domestic abuse can’t be blamed on alcohol, agre... read more

  • Teen Ambassadors Needed

    Leaders with strong social media skills wanted to help teach others about dating violence | Teens—we adults know you don’t like to be preached to. You know almost ever... read more

  • Safety Planning With Your Kids

    When putting a plan in place to leave an abuser, don’t leave the kids out of the loop | If you are getting ready to leave an abuser, you’ll need to plan for the saf... read more

  • 18 Ways to Support Children Who Witness Domestic Violence

    Exposure to trauma can lead to long-term effects in children | An estimated 15.5 million children in the U.S. live in a household where partner violence has occurred ... read more

  • Talking to Young Kids about Divorce

    Parents can use kids' favorite Sesame Street to help | For many domestic violence survivors, ending a relationship with an abusive partner means going through a d... read more

  • Brain Changes

    How repeated exposure to violence can cause changes in a child’s brain | All children are exposed to some stressful events—and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. “A c... read more

  • Teens: How to Talk to Your Parents About Dating Abuse

    If you think you may be dating an abuser, keeping it a secret could put you in more danger | Maybe you’re afraid of what your parents will think. Or, what they’ll s... read more

  • The One Truth to Know

    How to let go of the guilt you've been carrying since childhood | "The worst guilt to accept is an undeserved guilt." - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged If you grew... read more

  • Open Letter to Young People

    A survivor himself, cdv.org founder reminds young people they are not alone | In 2014, you probably heard on the news a lot about domestic violence concerning celeb... read more

  • When a Friend Is in Trouble

    Teens: How you can help a friend who is living with dating violence  | Sometimes the signs of abuse are obvious—you witness a volatile fight between your friend and... read more

  • 8 Ways Controlling Men Make Mothering Even Harder

    Children suffer fear, uncertainty and trauma | Being a mother is the most challenging job in the world, even with the help of a loving partner or other family member.... read more

  • Putting Domestic Violence in Pictures

    Two authors pen picture books to help kids understand violence | Search “domestic violence” in the book section of Amazon.com and you’ll find more than 40,000 optio... read more

  • Could My Child Be Abusive?

    Parent-bullying isn’t just a stage your child will grow out of | An online search for resources on “dealing with an abusive child” generates a number of results on ... read more

  • Spoiling Your Kids the Right Way

    Why parents shouldn’t worry about nurturing children too much after escaping domestic violence | Leaving an abusive partner brings with it a range of emotions, from... read more