Transforming Violence Intervention in Health Care through Trauma-Informed Practice
This project provides specific, practical guidance about trauma-informed practice to hospital-based and hospital-linked violence intervention programs to better address violence intervention in diverse communities.
Implement trauma-informed practice as a standard to hospital-based and hospital-linked violence intervention programs
Improve the effectiveness of health-care based violence intervention by connecting providers in a variety of settings around trauma-informed practice
Population Addressed: Programs providing violence intervention in health care settings and community organizations, particularly those programs addressing the needs of young black men.
Rationale and Relevance:
Violence disproportionately affects urban youth of color, particularly boys and men.
Many injured youth have a history of early childhood adversity in addition to the physical and psychological trauma of their acute injuries.
Diverse communities often lack access to culturally appropriate trauma informed care and assessment tools, and robust linkages between hospitals, social services and community systems
Trauma-informed evaluation and case management are critical to improving the physical and emotional health of these young people and preventing retaliation and reenactment.
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