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

November 14, 2014 8:38 PM

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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.

From a young person's standpoint, domestic violence is violence between your parents or violence towards a parent -- perhaps from a stepparent or a significant other. This is Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV). The violence can be physical or non physical. I can't tell you how often I hear, "there wa...

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