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Did You Know?

 

Our local community partners are hosting events & trainings to the community. Check out the various organizations and opportunities below for more information. 

Brain Injury Allinace of Arizona is hosting monthly virtual events, Rays of Hope Conference through the end of December, has the Brain Waves blog, and so much more!!

Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association has support groups, virtual events, transportation, peer mentoring program, and social/recreational opportunities! 

We're Moving Forward offers events and programs for survivors of brain injury, their family members, caregivers, and friends! Check out their site for additional information. 

Dr. Susan Wolf with Empowerment Research has virtual training courses for free to the community on brain injury and neuro-impairment. Check out the Registration Page for more information. 

Raising Special Kids provides information, training, resources, and advocacy to families with children with disabilities and special health care needs Arizona. 

Arizona Coalition for Military Families provides supports and resources for service members, Veterans, their families and communities. Check out their website for more information. 

DV Awareness Month!

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

Intimate partner violence, or known as domestic violence, is a serious public health issue that affects millions of Americans. It is considered any form of abuse or aggression that occurs in a close relationship. It affects various age groups, ethnic backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientation. 

Intimate partner violence is common. CDC reports about 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime... (CDC - Intimate Partner Violence).

Listed below are various articles and links to websites with additional information on domestic violence and the impact of brain injury. If you or someone you know is in need of hep contact the national hotline at: 1-800-799-7233. 

Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence

The Center on Partner Inflicted Brain Injury

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

PDFs & Downloadable Resources:

Invisible Injuries: Domestic Violence and Brain Injury

Working With Brain Injuries and Mental Health in Domestic Violence Programs

Breaking the Silence: Violence as a Cause and Consequence of TBI

Victimization of Persons With TBI or Other Disabilities