Practice Update: What Professionals Who Are Not Brain Injury Specialists Need to Know About Intimate Partner Violence–Related Traumatic Brain Injury

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Gwendolyn C Hunnicutt, Associate Professor (Creator)
Kristine Lundgren, Associate Professor (Creator)
Christine E. Murray, Director (Creator)
Dr.. Loreen Olson, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: There is growing recognition of the risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI) among victims and survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). A wide range of physically abusive behaviors may lead to injuries to the head or neck and place an individual at risk for a TBI. The purpose of this article is to consolidate current research and present practical guidelines for professionals, who are not brain injury specialists, but work with clients who may have sustained a TBI in the context of IPV. Recommendations are provided for TBI risk screening, making appropriate referrals, and providing services in light of a potential TBI.

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Trauma, Violence, & Abuse
Language: English
Date: 2016
traumatic brain injury, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, battering victimization

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