A new publication has found that the CATT for Women’s Support Workers (CATT WSW) e-learning module improved women’s shelter staff’s knowledge of brain injuries caused by intimate partner violence.

The research team, including Dr. Shelina Babul and colleagues at SOAR – Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury Though Research, used a mixed-methods approach to evaluate the online course, which aims to educate those who support survivors of intimate partner violence about brain injury and concussion.

The study found that CATT WSW not only increased knowledge of brain injury; the study was effective in improving staff advocacy for survivors among their colleagues, staff reported they would be willing to be more patient and understanding with their clients, and staff reported increased confidence in talking to clients about brain injury.

Learn more about the study in the journal article.