IMPACT

How Childhood Domestic Violence Impacts Us… Young and Old

How Childhood Domestic Violence Impacts Us… Young and Old

By Brian F. Martin and Ruth M. Glenn, MPA, Executive Director, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)  We recently conducted focus groups with women who were residing in domestic violence shelters. There were many insights, but one new conclusion was drawn. If we want to end domestic violence, we must focus on Childhood Domestic Violence, or CDV. "This is an epiphany for me" A...

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The Impact Adversity in Your Childhood Home Has on Your Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness

The Impact Adversity in Your Childhood Home Has on Your Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness

By Brian F. Martin, Author of INVINCIBLE Our founding fathers believed everyone was “endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights; among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” This principle also applies to anyone who grew up facing adversity in their childhood home. But, while we may have been “endowed” with these rights at birth, the home we grow up in can have a...

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The Chilling 911 Call You Won’t Hear During the Super Bowl

The Chilling 911 Call You Won’t Hear During the Super Bowl

From Brian F. Martin BLOG (http://brianfmartin.com/2015/02/01/the-chilling-911-call-you-wont-hear-during-the-super-bowl)  A friend who works with me at www.cdv.org texted me the link to a domestic violence ad that will run during the Super Bowl and said, “watch this.” I did. As I watched, I found my heart rate increasing, I was holding my breath and as it ended, I felt tears in my eyes. I then...

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