Sexual/Domestic Violence Agency Resources

Required Training - Brain Injury and Domestic Violence Course

This course will cover brain injury basics, information about the intersection between brain injury and domestic violence, how to use the HELPS screening tool to screen your clients for brain injury, and strategies you can use for cognitive and behavioral challenges that your clients may be struggling with.

This course is available by registration only. If you have already been completing HELPS screenings, but would like to refresh your knowledge, please email [email protected] to register for the course. 

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Concussion 101: Do's and Don'ts for Brain Health

A presentation covering the diagnosis of a concussion including the common signs and symptoms, as well as the warning signs for which to monitor. We will also cover acute treatments, therapies and some emerging concepts for newer treatments currently being tried in concussion sufferers. Presented by Dr. Alison Alford, a board certified pediatric headache medicine specialist who recently opened her own practice, the Pediatric Headache Center which serves the children of Richmond for full service headache and concussion care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review concussion definitions, signs, and symptoms
  • Review assessment tools
  • Discuss concussion treatment options
  • Concussion prevention and education
  • Define chronic traumatic encephalopathy

The Visitor That Will Not Leave: Anger After Brain Injury

Unmanaged anger complicates recovery from brain injury; it affects the efforts of survivors, caregivers, and treatment providers. This presentation outlines the causes of anger and anger management strategies that may be helpful in the recovery process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to differentiate between two types of anger
  • Participants will be able to describe why anger is common after brain injury
  • Participants will be able to identify and choose strategies used to manage anger whether they be survivors, caregivers, or service providers