February 11, 2021
We will be discussing how common brain injury is in women survivors of intimate partner violence, and how it affects cognitive function. We will be discussing a new online training course designed to educate those who work with women who’ve survived intimate partner violence on the intersection and effects of brain injury.
Karen Mason is co-founder and director of community practice for SOAR, and former executive director of Kelowna Women’s Shelter, which provides emergency and transitional housing and support services to women who’ve experienced intimate partner violence.
Dr. Paul van Donkelaar is co-founder and principal investigator of SOAR (Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research) and a professor at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, Canada. His research team examines mechanisms and effects of traumatic brain injury on cerebrovascular, sensorimotor, and neurocognitive function in contact sport athletes and survivors of intimate partner violence
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