Approximately 1 in 3 women worldwide experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime, which can lead to adverse health outcomes such as cardiovascular, mental health, chronic pain, urological, gynecological, and substance abuse conditions. One of the most common consequences of IPV is traumatic brain injury (TBI), ranging from mild concussions to structural brain injuries.

A new resource – developed by a team of clinicians, researchers, advocates, and people with lived experience – aims to assist medical professionals in recognizing and responding to TBI from IPV. The resource provides guidance on providing IPV survivors with individualized care, addressing a critical gap in support for this patient population.

Access the resource online.