Domestic violence, traumatic brain injury focus of PAAM seminar

The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan's Victim Services Training Unit (VSTU) will conduct an online training on "Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence" on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 20-21, from 9:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom.

The PAAM VSTU is hosting the training in partnership with Rachel Ramirez, training director of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network.

Organizers say domestic violence is a pattern of abuse and victims can experience repeated instances of physical, mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual violence. Traumatic brain injuries are often the result of repeated physical abuse and are cumulative and not unlike those experienced by athletes who have had multiple concussions.

The webinar will discuss the intersection of domestic violence and traumatic brain injury (TBI), strategies for advocates, the importance of trauma-informed approaches and provide resources to strengthen our advocacy and understanding TBI effects.

To register for the webinar, visit and click on "training." 

For questions, contact Alex McGowan at


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