June 2, 2015Today, 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.
April 22, 2015As 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.
February 10, 2015CHOP'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.
January 27, 2015CHOP'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.
January 6, 2015Community-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.
December 15, 2014Stephen Leff, PhD and Christine Waanders, PhD of CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) will be participating in a web chat hosted by 6ABC on bullying prevention in school settings. They will share knowledge and best practices cultivated over years of research and the implementation of VPI's Partner for Prevention program, which takes a whole-school approach to bullying prevention for vulnerable 3-5 grade youth in select Philadelphia elementary schools.
December 14, 2014It can be a formidable task to help a community to develop and practice a crisis management and response plan for a mass casualty event for one key reason: The inherent conflict in preparing for something that we hope will never occur. Here are key things to consider when developing a response.
December 11, 2014On the eve of the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, people are talking about "missed opportunities" to have prevented that tragic event. Now is the time to look hard at our health and education systems in the US and find ways to correct them to reduce the risk of untreated mental health issues leading to deadly mass violence. Programs and policies with these key aims could work.
October 30, 2014Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Specialist, India Azzinaro, BSW, describes how Children's and Mom's Project at CHOP trains medical providers on screening for IPV and then acts as referral resource for counseling so that all aspects of a child's care are covered.