People with disability and impairment



  • VAWnet, Understanding the Intersection: TBI and DV (United States) (2019).
    VAWnet is an online network, operated by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, which focuses on violence against women and other forms of gender-based violence. It is a comprehensive and readily-accessible source of information for anti-violence advocates, human service professionals, educators, and others who wish to eliminate domestic and sexual violence. In particular, various resources (including fact sheets and reports) on the intersection between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and domestic violence are available for download. For example, some resources provide information about brain injury and its possible implications for domestic violence survivors, while others focus on the early detection of TBI among domestic violence survivors. A screening tool for TBI adapted by domestic violence service providers, as well as training materials, are also included. The website also directs readers to resources which highlight the need to consider the possibility of a TBI in safety planning. Fact sheets and handouts aim to provide advice on how to identify existing injuries, where victims of domestic violence who have sustained brain injuries can find appropriate help, and how to prevent future injury.