Battered and Brain Injured: Identifying and Supporting Brain Injured Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Every year thousands of Canadian women are beaten by their intimate partners. Most of the physical injuries are a result of battery to the face, head, neck, and/or strangulation, a pattern of violence leaving women survivors vulnerable to traumatic brain injury (TBI). Many service providers and front line workers who support women in abusive relationships have little knowledge of TBI, and this lack of knowledge can affect their ability to provide adequate support.

You are invited to a panel discussion to learn about:
  • knowledge and service gaps identified by key stakeholders, including front line and tertiary service providers, advocates, women with lived experience of TBI and intimate partner violence, and researchers
  • strategies for providing and implementing appropriate and timely services
  • strategies for sharing knowledge across stakeholder communities
  • research priorities to inform and facilitate a national strategy

The session is open to the public and will be held on September 26, 2016, 4:30-6:00pm at the Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut St., Toronto. An opportunity to network and converse with panel members and stakeholders will follow. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

This event is generously sponsored by Women’s College Hospital and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Gender and Health, and is supported by Brain Injury Canada as part of their Annual Conference at the same location September 27-29.

WCH Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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