Integrating Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness into Support for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Targeted screening allows women experiencing traumatic brain injuries as a result of intimate partner violence to be directed to treatment


The goal of this project is to improve the health outcomes of survivors of intimate partner violence who have suffered a traumatic brain injury by ensuring that these women are identified and can be directed to the supports and services they need to recover. It is highly likely that traumatic brain injury affects a large proportion of survivors of intimate partner violence, yet without a screening tool, staff are unable to identify these women and either provide or refer them to the supports they need. Gaining a better understanding of the barriers and facilitators to traumatic brain injury knowledge and awareness for staff working in this sector and using this knowledge to inform the development of an adapted screening tool has the potential to reduce the emotional, social, and financial costs of intimate partner violence to Canadian society.

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