CHILDREN

Open Letter to Young People Who Are Growing Up with Domestic Violence

Open Letter to Young People Who Are Growing Up with Domestic Violence

Last month you heard a lot about domestic violence in the news. It must have been difficult, I understand. I grew up living with domestic violence from the time I was 5 until my late teens. I know what it feels like. I also know of millions of other people who experienced the same thing. What does it mean to grow up with domestic violence? From a young person’s standpoint, domestic violence is...

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For Traumatized Children, An Offer of Help From The Muppets

For Traumatized Children, An Offer of Help From The Muppets

“Sesame is better known for teaching preschoolers letters and numbers. But those familiar furry characters are also taking on tougher topics” For children growing up with Childhood (CDV) and other Adverse Childhood Experiences(ACE’s), seeing their favorite TV characters process “big feelings” (such as anger, anxiety, and sadness) can help them learn by example to cope better. These healthy...

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Why Does No One Google Search “Children and Domestic Violence”?

Why Does No One Google Search “Children and Domestic Violence”?

  I grew up living with domestic violence. So did my mom. So did her mom. So did 40 million other adults in the US. So I asked some of them, “In your life, can you remember a time when domestic violence was more talked about?” They all said, “No, never.” Then I asked, “But why is no one talking about Childhood Domestic Violence? You know, when you grow up in a home living with domestic...

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