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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 f... read more

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    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

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    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

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    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 result... read more

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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