Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Information for Professionals

Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence

Information for Domestic Violence Service Providers

For further information

Alabama Head Injury Foundation, Traumatic brain injury and domestic violence facts.

Arosarena, O.A., Fritsch, T.A., Hsueh, Y., Aynehchi, B., & Haug, R. (2009). Maxillofacial injuries and violence against women, Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, 11(1): 48-52.

Brain Injury Association of Virginia, Tip card on traumatic brain injury and domestic violence.

Carr, M. (2000). Increasing Awareness about Possible Neurological Alterations in Brain Status Secondary to Intimate Violence, Brain Injury Source 4 (2), 30-37.

CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Victimization of persons with traumatic brain injury or other disabilities: A fact sheet for professionals.

Corrigan, J.D., Wolfe, M., Mysiw, J., Jackson, R.D. & Bogner, J.A. Early identification of mild traumatic brain injury in female victims of domestic violence. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 188, S71 – S76.

Empire Justice Center,Building Bridges: A Cross-Systems Training Manual for Domestic Violence Programs and Disability Service Providers in New York, 2006

Jackson, H., Philp, E., Nuttall, R.L. & Diller, L. (2002). Traumatic Brain Injury: A Hidden Consequence for Battered Women. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 33, 1, 39-45.

Monahan, K. & O'Leary, K. D. (1999). Head injury and battered women: An initial inquiry. Health and Social Work, 24, (4), 269 278.

Mechanic, M.B., Weaver, T.L., & Resick, P.A. (2008). Risk factors for physical injury among help-seeking battered women, Violence Against Women, 14 (10), 1148-1165 (relevant page is 1160).

Picard, N., Scarisbrick, R. & Paluck, R., (1999). HELPS (Grant # H128A0002). Washington, DC: US Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration, International Center for the Disabled.

Stern, J. (2004). Traumatic brain injury: An effect and cause of domestic violence & child abuse. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 4, 179–181.

Valera, E.M. & Berenbaum, H. (2003) Brain injury in battered women, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Vol 71(4), 797-804.

Virginia Commonwealth University, Traumatic Brain Injury Model System. Many useful fact sheets.