Course Details

Course Description

When physical abuse in a domestic violence relationship escalates, injuries sustained by the victim can sometimes go undiagnosed and untreated. One of the most concerning injuries that can be overlooked is a concussion or traumatic brain injury. When domestic violence advocates know the warning signs of a concussion or brain injury and ask the right questions, they can help the survivor to access important medical care. The Concussion Institute at Gwinnett Medical Center- Duluth’s presentation will include concussion education and awareness, signs and symptoms, and concussion management. 


Continuing Education Hours: 1.5

This training has been approved by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for continuing education units (CEUs) for state-certified domestic violence shelters.


Objectives

  • Participants will understand “What is a concussion?” 
  • Participants will learn typical signs and symptoms and red flags 
  • Participants will understand trajectories that affect concussion recovery 

Indended Audience

Administrative and direct service staff of domestic violence community or shelter based programs.


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