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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) & Brain Injury (BI)
According to statistics:
- Up to 90% of women who have been in a violent relationship have received at least one brain injury at their partner’s hand.
- Every year, over 250,000 Canadian women receive brain injuries from their intimate partners.²
- Most of these women are undiagnosed and unsupported, resulting in life-changing negative outcomes.
In light of these statistics and a long history of serving both brain injury survivors AND women fleeing IPV, The Cridge Centre works towards a comprehensive framework to focus on this vital issue. We believe there are five areas that need to be addressed:
- Ongoing RESEARCH and development of a body of knowledge
- Direct supportive SERVICES for women impacted by IPV related BI
- TRAINING for professionals and service providers with whom women come into contact (ie. police, social workers, EMTs, emergency room staff, lawyers, judges etc.)
- ADVOCACY at all levels of government and with policymakers
- PREVENTION programming for men with emotional dysregulation.
We are grateful for the Vancouver Foundation and the Victoria Foundation (Marymax Fund, Martin and Diana Hocking Fund and Elizabeth Russ Fund) and their support of our work in the area of intimate partner violence and brain injury.
Thanks to the Victoria Foundation and Community Foundations of Canada (Fund for Gender Equality) for supporting our new program of Intimate Partner Violence-related Brain Injury. This funding will enable us to provide relevant training to medical professionals in the CRD.
The Latest From Our Blog
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- Intimate partner violence and brain injury: the invisible disability meets the silent pandemic.08/06/2021 - 10:13 am
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The Cridge Centre for the Family
1307 Hillside Avenue,
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8T 0A2