Promote the advancement of the medical and clinical science research concerning individuals impacted by domestic violence – focusing on neurodegenerative diseases related to traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Encourage and support medical institutions in developing research and clinical care programs to facilitate early diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of those impacted by DV-TBI and neurodegenerative diseases.
Educate the public, media and stakeholders on the public health epidemic of DV-TBI and what they can do to help end it.
Build an effective, trusted and sustainable organization capable of achieving its mission and realizing its vision.
Official 2020 launch of Pánfila Domestic Violence HOPE Foundation with release of the documentary This Hits Home.
Launch the Pánfila Domestic Violence HOPE Foundation Brain Donation Initiative, in affiliation with Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center. Together we will encourage donation of brains from impacted individuals to help scientists and clinicians establish the relationship between domestic violence, TBI, CTE and other neurodegenerative diseases and develop treatments.
Launch the Pánfila Domestic Violence HOPE Foundation Healing the Brain Initiative to support and advocate for research that will elucidate the pathogenesis of the brain injury, the pathological and neurological consequences, and the targets for new treatments that will disrupt disease progression and facilitate recovery.
Collaborate with global, national, federal, state and/or local and partners to develop, launch, and monitor the Pánfila DV-TBI Education Awareness Campaign to create awareness about DV-TBI and neurodegenerative diseases.
Through Pánfila, develop best practices for families, schools, community-based and faith organizations and social media platforms to promote and strength-building conversations about the public health hazards of domestic violence, and provide help, healing and support to those suffering from DV-TBI and neurodegenerative diseases.
Create and promote medical science advisories and best-practice models for addressing DV-TBI cases in medical and mental-health settings; doctor’s offices, health clinics, emergency rooms, social services, psychiatric and counseling.
THIS HITS HOME
This powerful new documentary tells the story of Dr. Garay-Sarratos' domestic violence healing journey in the wake of learning that her mother's repeated blows to the head from María's father caused chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). These neurodegenerative disorders ultimately led to her mother's premature death.
María Pánfila & Timoteo
Daughter ~ Founder of Pánfila Domestic Violence HOPE Foundation