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Children and Teens

  • 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

  • Caught in the Middle

    What to do when your abuser tries to turn your children against you | Abuse is multifaceted. An abuser will use whatever tactics he or she can to hurt you physicall... read more

  • Runaway Youth

    Family crisis is the main reason kids and teens choose the streets over their homes | A 2015 report from The National Runaway Safeline shows that family crisis, suc... read more

  • Mixed Message for Kids

    How to teach children violence is wrong when one parent is abusing the other | It’s a complicated situation: teaching your children violence isn't right while they ... read more

  • Does Your Partner Respect Your 'No?'

    Teens: Understanding consent in your relationship | No matter what your age, your voice matters. That’s the idea of consent—you have the right to call the shots and s... read more

  • How to Recognize Trauma in Children

    Can we teach children how to spot it in themselves? | Every parent knows the telltale signs of a good ol’ temper tantrum: There’s often screaming, tears, maybe some... read more

  • Explaining Violence to Kids

    6 tips for talking to children about domestic violence | Talking about domestic violence is never easy. Talking about it with the children who witness violence can ... read more

  • From Bully to Batterer

    Can childhood bullying turn into domestic violence later in life? | There’s a lot of attention, and rightly so, on bullying these days. No longer is teasing and nam... read more