MARLO THOMAS
10/06/2014 11:24 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

What Is Childhood Domestic Violence? From Brian Martin (VIDEO)

How is childhood domestic violence defined? Brian Martin, founder of Children of Domestic Violence and author of Invincible, says that from a child's standpoint, childhood domestic violence means any form of physical or non-physical abuse done to your parent, from another parent or step-parent. From Brian's research, he found that most people who grew up around domestic violence felt that the verbal abuse had more of a lasting effect than the physical abuse they witnessed.

For the 10 lies that children of domestic violence believe, their reasons, and the truths behind them, view the slideshow below:

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10 Lies From Childhood Domestic Violence

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