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Violence Intervention Program
Learn how CHOP's Violence Intervention Program has shifted to virtual case management and therapeutic services to safety serve families during COVID-19.
Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) Research Coordinator Stephanie Garcia, MPH shares how VPI's Violence Intervention Program has safely conducted research during COVID-19 and study improvements that will stay post-pandemic.
Learn steps that caregivers can take to support youth grappling with the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.
Those of us who work with children and families see firsthand the incredible toll that traumatic events such as gunshot wounds take, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and behaviorally. As a community, we have a shared responsibility to protect our children from harm and to hold each other accountable.
Last week, CIRP proudly joined our CHOP colleagues to participate in Teen Health Week, a now global initiative that began in Pennsylvania to raise awareness of the unique health considerations for teens. Violence Intervention Program (VIP) Manager of Clinical Program Operations Laura Vega, DSW, LCSW and Arturo Zinny, LPC, program director at Drexel University's Healing Hurt People, were featured in a PolicyLab blog post to share their perspectives on how community violence impacts adolescent mental health. Read a selection from the post.
Hospital-based violence prevention programs provide support to violently injured individuals following discharge from the hospital. New research identifies and prioritizes outcomes for these individuals, revealing a focus on positive outcomes related to psychosocial health.
New research released today revealed that, among young men of color ages 12-17 enrolled in CHOP’s Violence Intervention Program from 2012-2016, the overwhelming majority (89 percent) self-identified a need for mental health care.