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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 200,000 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.
For more information about IPV related BI and Cridge initiatives, please contact Tori Dach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-430-0730
The Latest From Our Blog
- A Safe Space to Heal20/10/2021 - 4:47 pm
- Finding a path forward: The Cridge Centre designs program for survivors of intimate partner-inflicted brain injuries28/07/2021 - 2:53 pm
- The Little Garden That Could: Gardening cooperation at The Cridge Centre30/06/2021 - 3:50 pm
- Intimate partner violence and brain injury: the invisible disability meets the silent pandemic.08/06/2021 - 10:13 am
- Helmet Head or Hospital Bed04/06/2021 - 12:09 pm
- Melissa’s Story10/05/2021 - 9:53 am
The Cridge Centre for the Family
1307 Hillside Avenue,
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8T 0A2