Neurotrauma of Sexual and Domestic Violence

Dr. Jim Lewis - Neuropsychologist

February 2021

Training Description

“Trauma informed” decisions and services have become a standard in behavioral health and Domestic Violence victim advocacy Based on large scale studies of the “Adverse Childhood Experiences/ACEs” interview tool, trauma informed assessments and services focus primarily on critical psychological traumas in the lives of children and adults However, the reality of neurotraumas (direct cerebral injuries) in Sexual and Domestic Violence events, especially in older adolescent and adult women, are seldom emphasized in formal professional and client education In this interactive webinar, Dr Lewis discusses the two forms of neurotrauma that are widespread in sexual and domestic violence concussion and hypoxia (brain oxygen deprivation from strangling/“choking” and smothering events.)