Local advocate featured in domestic violence book

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and in 2014 the conversations about domestic violence have been more intense than ever. One of these conversations is about the impact of childhood domestic violence on kids and adults who experienced it during childhood.

A new book has been released that covers this very subject. “Invincible: The 10 Lies You Learn Growing Up With Domestic Violence and the Truths to Set You Free” was released in the beginning of October and has already made a profound impact – with #InvincibleTheBook trending in the US on Twitter.

Roger Lockridge of Lewisburg is a well-known survivor and speaker of domestic violence throughout West Virginia and his story is included in the book. Roger is the first man in West Virginia to serve a domestic violence program as a speaking survivor, staff member and member of the board of directors. He’s currently the support coordinator for Child and Youth Advocacy Center.

Roger says “I’m very blessed and proud that my story is going to play a role in helping many children and adults who dealt with situations similar to mine. The survivors featured in this book are living proof that you can take negatives and turn them into amazing positives.”

“Invincible” is available at major book retailers and on Amazon. To learn more, go to


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