ArticleViolence, Abuse, and Neglect Among People With Traumatic Brain InjuriesReichard, Audrey A. MPH; Langlois, Jean A. ScD; Sample, Pat L. PhD; Wald, Marlena M. MPH; Pickelsimer, E. Elisabeth DASection Editor(s): Corrigan, John D. PhD; Bogner, Jennifer PhD Author Information From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Injury Response, Atlanta, Ga (Ms Reichard and Dr Langlois); Department of Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University, Fort Collins (Dr Sample); Lockheed-Martin Corporation, Atlanta, Ga (Ms Wald); and Division of Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston (Dr Pickelsimer). Corresponding author: Audrey A. Reichard, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Safety Research, Morgantown, 1095 Willowdale Rd, MS H1808, WV 26505 (e-mail: AReichard@cdc.gov). The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The authors thank all of the participants who willingly and openly shared their personal experiences with violence, abuse, and neglect, and the friends and family members who supported them in doing so. We also thank the Georgia Brain Injury Resource Foundation support group leaders and Richard Aust, coordinator of the South Carolina Head and Spinal Cord Injury Drop-in Center, for their assistance in recruiting participants for this study. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation: November-December 2007 - Volume 22 - Issue 6 - p 390-402 doi: 10.1097/01.HTR.0000300234.36361.b1 Buy Metrics Abstract Background Violence, abuse, and neglect (VAN) among people with physical and other disabilities has been reported; however, little is known about VAN experiences among people with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Methods Nine people who reported experiencing VAN post-TBI were interviewed for this phenomenological study. The data were analyzed to understand VAN as experienced by those with TBI. Results Participants detailed many VAN experiences along with contributing factors, barriers in obtaining help, and recommendations for improving preventive and assistance services. Conclusions Greater efforts are needed to identify and prevent VAN among people with TBI. Services following VAN must be improved. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.