In order to answer this question, we must first understand the individual terms.

  • Intimate partner violence (IPV) describes “any form of physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, and/or verbal abuse between partners in an (current or former) intimate relationship” (Murray & Graves, 2012, p. 14).

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is defined as "as an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force." (Brain Injury Association of America)

  • IPV-related TBI is an alteration in brain function as a result of physical injury to the head, neck, or face caused by an intimate partner.

What is IPV-Related TBI