Navigating North Star Journeys is a collaboration between Tubman and the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tubman is a multi-service agency with more than 35 years of experience serving individuals and families and is Minnesota’s largest provider of domestic violence services. The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is a statewide non-profit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Minnesotans affected by brain injury.
Our Unique Contributions
Violence is a major cause of brain injuries and repeat injuries, as often seen in domestic violence cases. When an individual suffers damage to their brain many issues can arise such as memory loss, inability to problem solve, lack of impulse control, and significant problems with sight, hearing, and movement. Insufficient screening and lack of adequate services can result in victims with brain injuries returning to violent relationships and potentially sustaining additional injuries.
Navigating North Star Journeys created a tool to assist domestic violence program staff in identifying individuals who may have experienced an undiagnosed brain injury in order to help them get the additional services they need.