3 Women 3 Ways
“SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH HER” IS A RED FLAG FOR BRAIN DAMAGE
Those who work with intimate partner violence victims know how frequently strangulation shows up as an issue. What has not been as well known is how often that strangulation results in long-term brain damage.
A recent study by researchers at Ohio State University revealed the prevalence of such brain damage, how often that damage is not recognized, and how frequently the results are interpreted as unrelated mental health issues.
Rachel Ramirez, founder and director of The Center on Partner Inflicted Brain Injury, talks about the study and what it means for providing help for victims of domestic violence. Ramirez co-authored “Trauma-Informed Approaches: Promising Practices and Protocols for Ohio’s Domestic Violence Programs,” as well as several academic journal articles. She is a bilingual licensed independent social worker with graduate degrees and is a registered advocate with senior standing in Ohio.
Join us as we discuss the prevalence and long-term brain damage resulting from domestic violence.
Airing for the first time, Saturday, May 9, at 11 AM Pacific Time, and available thereafter through the archive at www.blogtalkradio.com/3women3ways.