Violence Prevention

Bridging the Gaps to Better Understand the Challenges Facing Urban Youth

Today, we are pleased to share a moderated discussion between two students who worked with CHOP’s Violence Intervention Program (VIP) this summer. VIP is a community-focused, trauma-informed program designed to reduce re-injury and retaliation among youth ages 8 to 18 years by working with them in the hospital and following discharge. Jody Thigpen is currently pursuing her Masters of Social Work and will be entering her second year of the program at The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, while Ezekiel Richardson is a second year medical student at The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Gun Safety in the Home: Webinar from Violence Prevention Initiative

The Violence Prevention Initiative at CHOP is hosting a free webinar entitled, "Counseling Families on Gun Safety in the Home." Gun violence is a complex public health issue in the U.S., and those who counsel families about child access to guns in the home play a pivotal role in keeping children optimally safe. This webinar is for practitioners who want to add gun safe storage tips to their anticipatory guidance on safety in the home.

Suicide Screening in Adolescents: The Potential To Save A Life

This guest blog post authored by Jeremy Esposito, MD, a third year fellow in pediatric emergency medicine at CHOP, explores the topic of adolescent suicide and how the CHOP Emergency Department is employing a Behavioral Health Screen for all adolescents ages 14 to 19.

One Kind Word Training Applied

I recently went through training in One Kind Word alongside my CIRP@CHOP co-workers. At its core, it teaches folks to positively intervene when they see a parent-child conflict in a way that is helpful and supportive to both parent and child. It actually sounds harder than it really is-- as I learned just hours after my training.

Remembering Gun Violence Victims - National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Today, the Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) team is proud to wear orange in support of victims of gun violence for National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Read on to learn why gun violence is an American problem that everyone has a stake in solving.

Think Positive Change Can’t Happen in a Few Months? Think Again!

As part of CHOP's Partner for Prevention program, the 20-session classroom-based PRAISE program teaches kids strategies for dealing with bullying and related skills such as problem solving and empathy. Remarkable change in attitudes and behavior was demonstrated in the students' Fall 2014 leadership projects, which took the form of illustrated storybooks.

New Resource Alert: Bullying Prevention Webinar and Fact Sheets

CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) has developed new bullying prevention resources for families, educators, and youth violence stakeholders, including a recorded webinar and downloadable fact sheets.

Join CHOP for a Free Bullying Prevention Webinar on February 2nd

CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative is hosting a webinar on the topic of bullying prevention for educators, school counselors, and administrators in elementary and middle school grades.

Last Chance to Register for Community-Driven Research Day 2015!

Community-Driven Research Day provides a forum for university-based research partners and community-based organizations (CBOs) to foster collaboration around research questions they are interested in answering. Registration closes for Community-Driven Research Day 2015 on January 14th.

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