Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Violence Intervention Program

Finding New Ways to Conduct Behavioral Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 25, 2020
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.

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We Are All Part of the Solution to Prevent Violence in Philadelphia

August 22, 2019
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.

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Teen Health Week: Violence and Teen Mental Health

April 11, 2019
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.

After Violent Injury, Recovery Goes Beyond Avoiding Future Violence

December 11, 2018
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.

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Adolescent Males Reveal Need for Mental Health Support After Violence

May 16, 2017

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.

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