HSABC Webinar: Intimate Partner Violence and Brain Injury

June 21, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Cridge Centre for the Family has been serving vulnerable women impacted by intimate partner violence (IPV) for 29 years. Likewise, we have been supporting survivors of traumatic brain injury (BI) for 30 years. With the combined expertise of these 2 areas, the Cridge is dedicated to addressing the issue and needs of women impacted by both IPV and BI. According to statistics, up to 90% of women who have been in a violent relationship have received at least one brain injury at the hand of their partner. Every year, most of the approximately 250,00 Canadian women who have received an IPV-related BI are living undiagnosed and unsupported in our community. This webinar looks to share the alarming statistics, offer brain injury and IPV recognition and awareness tools, and provide practical strategies and approaches for front-line workers supporting women living with a brain injury as a result of IPV.

Instructor: Tori Dach and Candace Stretch

Tori (Victoria) Dach is the Community Program Coordinator at The Cridge Centre for the Family Brain Injury Services in Victoria BC. She was born and raised an islander and loves family time with her husband and kids on the West Coast. In her work with The Cridge, and as Chair on the CGB Centre for Traumatic Life Losses Board of Directors, she is passionately involved in some innovative projects including service delivery development and implementation in the field of Intimate Partner Violence and Brain Injury, as well as advocacy and awareness around the intersections of mental health, addictions and brain injury.

Candace Stretch lives in Victoria, BC and is the Manager of Supportive Housing at The Cridge Centre for the Family, a multi-service agency that has the distinction of being Western Canada’s oldest non-profit organization. Candace has a BA in Human Services and a Masters in Counselling. Candace has 13 years of experience working in the intimate partner violence field and has supported survivors in transition house, 2nd stage housing, and outreach settings