Welcome to the Brain Injury Association Waterloo-Wellington's
The IPV-Brain Link program provides survivors and the community with much needed support and information about Intimate Partner Violence and Brain Injury.
A traumatic brain injury from an incident of intimate partner violence is an alteration of brain function or other evidence of brain pathology that is caused by external force. 92% of all IPV incidents involve blows to the head, face, and neck. Other causes could be from severe rotation of the neck, acceleration or deceleration movement, being held under water, or strangulation.
This public education program aims to increase awareness for frontline workers, friends, family, survivors, and organizations in the community in order to help increase the knowledge, understanding, and information surrounding intimate partner violence and gender based violence and brain injury.
If you, or someone you know is experiencing this, and for program information, memberships, or to get in contact with us about having BIAWW present at your organization for frontline workers, staff, or community, about IPV + Brain Injury
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This trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness 6-week series is designed to support individuals with brain injuries by exploring ways to manage or reduce symptoms in times of high stress and anxiety. This program will target the brain injury component of a woman's life who has or is experiencing intimate partner violence through self-acceptance and self-exploration.
Visit the Waterloo Regional Police Website for resources including spotting the signs, unhealthy relationships, what happens when someone reports an incident (how the investigation works), and more.
The Abused & Brain Injured website is a great resource for survivors. Developed by the ABIResearch Lab.
Talk 4 Healing:
24/7 hotline for Indigenous Women
Helpline- Toll-free: 1-855-554-HEAL (4325)
Crisis Line- Toll-free: 1-888-200-9997
Thunder Bay: 807-346-HELP (4357)
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC):
email@example.com (519) 571-0121 ext
24-Hour Support Line: 519-741-8644
Assaulted Women’s Helpline:
With assistance in English and over 200 other languages.
Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region:
24 hour hotline
Well-being check call: 519-570-9777
HERE 24/7 Crisis Line: 1-844-437-3247 (HERE247)
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