Violence Prevention Tools

The Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers free evidence-based educational tools for teens, parents, community members, and educators. These violence prevention education resources can be used to prevent youth violence and build community.

VPI Webinar Series

Experts from VPI regularly conduct free educational webinars on various topics related to youth violence prevention. The webinars are recorded and are available below. Sign up to receive alerts about upcoming webinars.

Educational Fact Sheets

The fact sheets below were developed by experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Download and distribute them to families, youth, educators, and other groups with a stake in youth violence prevention.

All About Bullying

* This fact sheet is targeted directly to youth.

Legislative Testimony on Youth Gun Violence

  • In May 2016, CHOP VPI Fellow and Director of the Pediatric Trauma Program Michael Nance, MD, testified before Pennsylvania's House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing on House Bill 1010, a bill that would close some loopholes in Pennsylvania's background checks for gun purchases. Dr. Nance drew from his personal experience as a trauma surgeon at CHOP, as well as his expertise in firearms research. Download Dr. Nance's Pennsylvania House testimony 
  • In April 2016, CHOP VPI Co-Director Joel Fein, MD, MPH, testified before the Philadelphia City Council Committee on Public Safety to inform the establishment of a comprehensive strategy for reducing and eliminating youth gun violence. Dr. Fein's comments describe research from CHOP on why teenagers in Philadelphia might access a gun, giving voice to these youth. Download Dr. Fein's City Council testimony

Resources for Families

Click here to access information for adolescents and parents about anti-violence programs and services with contact/hotline numbers.

Blog Posts

Click here to access viewpoints about violence prevention-related topics from the Research in Action blog.