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Quarantine and Violence – Family Violence & TBI

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Quarantine & Violence

Family Violence & TBI: What the Data Tells Us

Friday, May 22, 2020  9:30AM-10:30 AM (AZ)

With Janice Podzimek & Dr. Eve Valera

Dear Friends:

We know this is an unprecedented time of stress, uncertainty, and financial challenge for families across the country. In response to quarantining during COVID-19 and the subsequent rise in abuse, please join us for an in-depth look at the connection between domestic violence and head injury. Helping survivors of family violence understand their own cognitive challenges and navigate resources for a better tomorrow has been a lifelong professional passion. I hope you will join us as we take an in-depth look at this important topic.

Janice Podzimek
Interpersonal Violence Liaison
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona Statewide Opioid Response Team

Dear Friends:

We know this is an unprecedented time of stress, uncertainty, and financial challenge for families across the country. In response to quarantining during COVID-19 and the subsequent rise in abuse, please join us for an in-depth look at the connection between domestic violence and head injury. Helping survivors of family violence understand their own cognitive challenges and navigate resources for a better tomorrow has been a lifelong professional passion. I hope you will join us as we take an in-depth look at this important topic.


Janice Podzimek
Interpersonal Violence Liaison
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona Statewide Opioid Response Team

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

THE PRESENTER — Eve M. Valera, Ph.D

  • Director, Valera Lab
  • Clinical and Research Programs in Pediatric
  • Psychopharmacology and Psychiatric Neuroscience Divisions
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Research Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Valera is Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Research Scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has worked for nearly 25 years to understand the consequences of traumatic brain injuries resulting from intimate partner-violence, has authored nearly 50 publications, is a reviewer for more than 60 journals, and has obtained numerous grants to support her research.  Her work has been featured in numerous news sources (e.g., TV news, NYT Magazine, Forbes, CBC Canadian radio), and she is actively engaged in training stakeholders (shelter workers, law enforcement, judicial personnel) and raising awareness of this public health epidemic.

THE FACILITATOR —​ Janice Podzimek, Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona Interpersonal Violence Liaison on the Statewide Opioid Response Team

Janice comes to the BIAAZ after working with the Brain Injury Alliance of Minnesota for many years. While at the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance (MNBIA) Janice was part a collaborative team working with the Harriet Tubman Shelters, developing an assessment tool to help identify persons who may have sustained a brain injury. The HELPS tool was developed for use upon intake or when client was ready to discuss their situation, then referral to the State Brain Injury Alliance, who would then provide the appropriate resources for that individual. Janice developed training workshops on Brain Injury Basics, as well as the implementation of a phone-based mentor program.

Janice is trained in Trauma Awareness and Resiliency to work with persons affected by trauma. She has worked extensively with many underserved communities, including Native Americans and persons of color.

Details

Date:
May 22
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

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VIRUTAL EVENT

Organizer

Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Phone:
602-508-8024
Email:
info@biaaz.org