DFV and Acquired Brain Injury
Engaging in the Project Report
The full Project Report and related resources are available, below.
- View and listen to the orientation of the Project Report (21 mins)
- Download the Project Report
- Download the Reflections Paper 2.1 – DVSM Sightlines DFV and ABI Intersection
- Download Follow My Lead
- Design a customised copy of Follow My Lead in a format that will hold the most influence and reach to employees/members
Project Resources and Maps
- Map 01: DFV/ABI Intersection – Responses and Service Pathways (Western Sydney)
- Map 02: Accessing the Forensic Medical Unit (FMU) after physical or sexual assault (Western Sydney)
- Map 03: Neurocognitive Changes after Physical Assaults – When and How to See a Neuropsychologist
- Map 04: Community Medical Responses to Neurocognitive Symptoms that could reflect Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
- Map 05: Emergency Medical Responses After Assaults Causing Head Injury or Strangulation (Western Sydney)
- Table 01: Immediate, Short Term and Long-Term Health Harms of Strangulation
- Learn how to make adapted Maps
- DVSM DFV/ABI Resource 01: DFV & ABI Summary *(in development)
- DVSM DFV/ABI Resource 02: DFV & Concussion/m-TBI *(in development)
- DVSM DFV/ABI Resource 03: DFV & Strangulation *(in development)
- DVSM DFV/ABI Resource 04: DFV & Neurocognitive Difficulties *(in development)
To bring sustained focus to this intersection a small number of organisations have supported the release of the Domestic and Family Violence/Acquired Brain Injury Project Report to increase the likelihood of it being distributed and taken up more broadly across contexts, districts and states/territories.
The following organisations have supported the project launch and progress on the intersection:
- Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV)
- Women’s Health NSW
- Brain Injury Australia (National Peak)
- No to Violence (Peak Body)
- Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (WDVCAS)
- Domestic Violence NSW (Peak)
- Domestic Violence Service Management
Read here about what these seven organisations have been and will be doing to support improved awareness and response to the intersection of Domestic and Family Violence and Acquired Brain Injury.
Note: This group does not reflect every organisation who already does and can play an important role in driving change. Read here how many individuals and organisations attended the launch.
For further development, such as the items listed below, please contact the most relevant organisation listed above to pursue your questions or support.
- Training – Specific Specialist
- ECAV Training
- I want to engage in one of the opportunities
- I have a new opportunity I am initiating
- I want to undertake research
- I want to volunteer, sponsor or donate
*DVSM DFV/ABI Resources 01, 02, 03, & 04 are in development and will be made available via the DFV/ABI Report pages of this website subject to a process of internal feedback and review with practitioners and people who use our services.