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DV: “Dr. Phil” to Air First Ever National Program Focused on Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence

on January 14, 2012

A groundbreaking episode of “Dr. Phil” will air Monday, January 16th on CBS affiliates nationwide, focusing on the impact of childhood exposure to domestic violence. This episode, with an audience of three to four million viewers, will mark the first time that a significant national television program has dedicated an hour of programming to what UNICEF calls “one of the most damaging, unaddressed human rights violations in the world today.”

Dr. Phil and the effects of witnessing domestic violence on children

This is a noteworthy development because there are five million children in the U.S. who were exposed to domestic violence in 2011. Nearly two out of three of those children will go on to repeat the cycle of violence as adults. There are also 40 million Americans who have been exposed to domestic violence in their lives and are still living with the effects. Addressing the children who are exposed to domestic violence and the adults who used to be those children is critical to ending the cycle of violence

Importantly, I wanted to take a moment to let you know that we need your support to help to bring about positive change in the lives of millions of children.

We would very much appreciate your support in our efforts to end domestic violence.  If you would like to join us, here is what you can do:

  1. Visit: to learn more about Makers of Memories and to learn about resources to help if you or someone you know is in need.
  2. Watch the January 16th airing of the Dr. Phil Show and email and Facebook the producers to tell them how important this topic is to you
  3. Visit our Facebook page at:!/makersofmemories and “like” us to show your support for these children.

Thank you so much.


Bill Livermore

Executive Director

Makers of Memories


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