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Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

William Downs

Keywords

Victims of family violence--Medical care; Brain damage--Psychological aspects:

Abstract

Very little research exists on the topic of traumatic brain injury within the context of domestic violence. The purpose of this research is to increase the body of knowledge on traumatic brain injury in domestic violence survivors. More specifically, this research serves to understand the frequency of traumatic brain injury among domestic violence survivors with the subsequent foci of analyzing the relationship between traumatic brain injury and domestic violence, identifying the impact of traumatic brain injury on domestic violence survivors, and discovering strategies for serving domestic violence survivors who have sustained traumatic brain injury. A secondary data analysis of a study measuring rates of traumatic brain injury and domestic violence among incarcerated women indicated an influential relationship between traumatic brain injury and domestic violence. An analysis of existing literature on these topics shed more light on this relationship as well as ways to incorporate awareness of traumatic brain injury into domestic violence services.

Date of Award

2013

Department

Department of Social Work

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original

2013

Object Description

1 PDF file (24 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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