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Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury

On Tuesday morning, February 26, 2008, I will be making a presentation on Domestic Violence as a Cause of Traumatic Brain Injury to the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 

I will be educating social workers, attorneys and other agency personnel on the signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injury, concussion and the post concussion syndrome and explain the mechanism of how these devastating injuries take place in the context of domestic violence.

Many victims of domestic violence fail to get proper treatment for their brain damage because their symptoms are not appreciated.  Unfortunately, many individuals still fail to understand that this injury can take place even without the head being struck or if a person never loses consciousness.  In many cases the full extent of the brain damage is not apparent for days, weeks or even months after the assault took place.

I am pleased to provide some very important educational information on traumatic brain injury, its causes and repercussions to this dedicated group of professionals. For further information contact the Educational Coordinator of the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

If I can provide a complementary presentation to your group on this or some other topic surrounding traumatic brain injury, please do not hesitate to contact me.

At De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, we concentrate our practice on representing persons with traumatic brain injury.  What set's us apart from most personal injury law firms is our commitment and compassion to protect the rights of brain injury victims.

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Kristal A. Rosebrook

I think educating different departments within the community is great, but I think your main focus should be on educating law enforcement. They are the ones that get called to the scene of a disturbance and are often the ones that tend to judge the victim, not understand DV dynamics, and often times make the situation worse. Not always though.
Kristal Rosebrook

Nona Coleman

I'm 55 years old I thought I was having the onset on Alzheimers. Wish I was. I would know what to except. But not that lucky. 28 years ago I lived with a batter, thought I loved him. I was young and dumb. I know have brain damamge from him hitting me on the side of the head with everything he had. He was a Marine that did two tours in Vam and was 6 months POW. We didn't know anything back than. I go in on the 20th of Jan. to see how much damage, right now I can handle it. I don't know what to except. Please when you talk to people include thia in the talk. I can't do anything about him because he died in 91. But people need to know the damage done know might not show up untill 28 years later.
Thank you for your time
Nona

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