This section explores the intersection between TBI and DV. A screening tool for TBI adapted by domestic violence service providers is included, along with several other related resources available for download.
"Women who are abused often suffer injury to their head, neck, and face. The high potential for women who are abused to have mild to severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a growing concern, since the effects can cause irreversible psychological and physical harm. Women who are abused are more likely to have repeated injuries to the head. As injuries accumulate, likelihood of recovery dramatically decreases. In addition, sustaining another head trauma prior to the complete healing of the initial injury may be fatal." - Excerpted from the HELPS Screening Tool for Traumatic Brain Injury adapted and developed by the New York Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Posted below with permission.