Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Violence Prevention Initiative

Registration Now Open for Domestic Violence, Guns, and Children Webinar

December 19, 2019
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia’s Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) is hosting a free webinar for clinical providers, domestic violence agencies, and community-based organizations entitled "Domestic Violence, Guns, and Children: Putting Policies into Action" on January 15, 2020, at 12:00-1:30 PM EST.

Flashback Friday - National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 25, 2019

In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, here is a roundup of our blog posts around intimate partner violence:

Trauma-Informed Care Needed for Victims of Violence in the ED

April 4, 2019
A recent article published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine explains how ED staff can implement the four pillars of trauma-informed care when treating young patients who have been victims of violence.

Educating on Firearm Safety in the Emergency Department

February 19, 2019
Read an abbreviated version of a blog on the development of a program to provide consultation, education, and materials on firearm safety to patient families seen in CHOP's Emergency Department.

Registration Now Open for Crossroads of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Developmental Disabilities Webinar

February 14, 2019
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia’s Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) is hosting a free webinar for clinical providers called "Crossroads of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Developmental Disabilities Webinar" on March 5, 2019, at 12:00-1:30 PM EST.

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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Could Depression in Teens Drive Intentional Injury?

September 13, 2018
Since depression affects interpersonal relationships with family members, friends, and significant others, it should be seen as a risk factor for self-injury and injury to others. Prevention is key.

Why Screen for Intimate Partner Violence? Because Families Need Us To

July 18, 2018
Read an abbreviated version of a blog from Ashlee Murray, MD, MPH on screening for intimate partner violence in the healthcare setting.

Five Years After Sandy Hook: Why Reframing Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue is Essential

December 14, 2017
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy, when 20 children and six educators were shot and killed. Read on for perspective on how a public health approach can transform efforts to reduce gun violence involving youth.

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Navigating a Tricky Balance to Address Intimate Partner Violence

November 8, 2017
This guest post from Jessica DuBois Palardy, LSW describes CHOP's comprehensive approach to addressing intimate partner violence, as well as her experience presenting at the recent National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence.

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