- April 27, 2022
- Posted by: Teresa Gallegos
The Missing Piece: The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury and Strangulation on Survivors and the Programs that Serve Them
Audience: This training is a learning opportunity for all professionals responding to sexual assault and Domestic Violence (Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, Community-Based Advocates, System-Based Advocates, Corrections, Forensic Interviewers, CACs, SANEs, Forensic Nurses, and Forensic Laboratory Personnel).
We have known for decades in the domestic violence movement that victims experience terrible and traumatic physical violence—often directed at the head, neck and face—through blows to the head or strangulation. We are just discovering how that violence impacts the brain. Brain injury caused by domestic violence is rarely identified and almost never immediately treated, and results in short and long term physical, emotional, and cognitive consequences that can impact every area of a person’s life. You will hear from survivor Paula Walters, national speaker and founder of Standing Courageous, about her decade long journey of getting her brain injury identified and treated, and learning from her about how to best support survivors impacted by brain injury. You will be equipped to use the evidence-based CARE (Connect, Acknowledge, Respond, Evaluate) framework as well as practical, hands-on CARE tools to address brain injury with survivors developed by the Ohio Domestic Violence Network in partnership with The Ohio State University.
- Learn at least three tactics of control used in abusive relationships.
- Identify at least three ways in domestic violence victims can acquire a head injury.
- Identify at least two unique characteristics of head injury caused by domestic violence.
- Learn different ways to implement the CARE framework and use CARE materials in their agencies
Date & Time
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CST)
Materials and lunch provided
Lunch is sponsored by The Emporia Police Department
Flint Hills Technical College
3301 West 18th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
Rachel Ramirez, MA, MSW, LISW-S, RA
Founder and Director of The Center on Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury
Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN)
Rachel Ramirez, LISW-S, RASS, is the Founder and Director of The Center on Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury, a project of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN). Over the past 15 years at ODVN, Rachel has led multiple statewide initiatives and trained hundreds of audiences. She co-authored Trauma-Informed Approaches: Promising Practices and Protocols for Ohio’s Domestic Violence Programs, ODVN’s evidence-based CARE brain injury tools, and several peer-reviewed journal articles. Her focus is on equipping professionals who work with domestic violence victims to better understand traumatic stress and the impact of brain injury, resulting in more effective survivor-centered services.
Fee: No cost
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Please register early. Space will be limited!
No-shows and cancellations made less than 72 hours before the event may be assessed the registration fee.
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This grant project was funded or partially funded by the Protection from Abuse Fund administered by the Office of the Kansas Attorney General. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of the Kansas Attorney General.
Lunch is provided by The Emporia Police Department
This grant project is supported by the State General Fund for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as administered by the Kansas Governor’s Grants Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication, program, or exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of the Kansas Governor.
Training Hours: 6
- June 8, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm