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Podcast #25 
November 2008


Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury

Host:    Gerry Brooks, MA, CCC, CBIST
Guest:  Guest: Sarah M. DeWard, MS, New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Time:    26:56

Synopsis: Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive behavior aimed at gaining and maintaining power and control over an intimate partner.  Sarah DeWard talks about domestic violence, its patterns and types of abuse.  The conversation shifts to focus on individuals who have a traumatic brain injury which is either preexisting or as a result of abuse, and how a brain injury affects a victim.  Ms. DeWard sites research, and speaks about the work of the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence to assist women's shelters to identify and advocate for TBI survivors who are victims of domestic violence.

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Website

Toll-Free telephone numbers mentioned in the podcast:

1-800-942-6906  New York State Domestic Violence Hotline English

1-800-818-0656  TTY New York State Domestic Violence Hotline English

1-800-942-6908  New York State Domestic Violence Hotline Spanish

1-800-780-7660  TTY New York State Domestic Violence Hotline Spanish

1-518-482-5465  New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Resources

IMAGE:  Podcast host Gerry Brooks and guest Sarah M. DeWard


Podcast host Gerry Brooks and guest Sarah M. DeWard.

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