The domestic violence movement has known for decades that the head, neck, and face are the most common targets for physical violence through blows to the head or strangulation. But we haven’t recognized the significant impact this can have on the brain. Brain injury caused by violence is rarely identified and almost never immediately treated and results in short and long-term physical, emotional, and cognitive consequences that can impact every area of a person’s life. This session will focus on teaching you about how the brain works and the role it plays in our daily life and activities. We will then provide an overview of the relationship between traumatic brain injury, strangulation, domestic violence, and how it intersects—as well as what we do and don’t yet know about this issue.
Other Webinars with this Speaker:
- July 21: Invisible Epidemic: The Intersection of Traumatic Brain Injury, Strangulation, and Domestic Violence (this webinar)
- Aug 30: Invisible Epidemic: Addressing Traumatic Brain Injury, Strangulation, and Domestic Violence
This webinar was pre-approved for 1 CEU credit by the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)® and the DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP). Founded in 1975, the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States and is the recognized leader in victim advocacy, education and credentialing. To learn more about NOVA, visit trynova.org.