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Working with Victims with Brain Injuries in Domestic Violence Shelters

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Published Date
January, 2012

Domestic violence victims who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may need help coping with the high levels of stress and stimulation that can be part of communal living. Because TBI affects different people differently, shelter residents will have different needs. Screening for TBI during shelter intake will help advocates identify ways to make the shelter more accessible and user-friendly.