Volume  3 Issue 1December 2011
In This Issue
Trauma Informed Care - Learn from the Expert
2012 NNHVIP Conference
Training and Technical Assistance
Marla Becker Scholarship Award Recipient
Upcoming Funding Opportunities
Order the recently released NNHVIP Best Practices Guide
Trauma Informed Care
Learn from the Expert 
Brooke Paskewich from the Philadelphia Headquarters sits down with  Dr. Theodore Corbin, Medical Director of the Healing Hurt People Program in Philadelphia and Co-Director of the NNHVIP Philadelphia Headquarters to get his insight on the concept of Trauma Informed Care


1)  What is Trauma Informed Care and how is it different than standard practice? A trauma informed approach to treatment goes beyond just treating the physical wound that can result from a traumatic event such as interpersonal violence. Instead, it recognizes that when patients come to us in the hospital, they have often been trapped for many years in a cycle of traumatic experiences and symptoms of trauma, and their entrance into the hospital offers us a critical moment to treat that trauma. Trauma Informed Care recognizes that many different forces impart certain things on patients, causing them to be interpreted as 'bad' or 'sick,' but what patients really need is our recognition that they are 'hurt' and need to be healed.  

2012 NNHVIP Annual Conference
Theme: Understanding the impact of trauma on Victims, Recovery & Progress

Where: Philadelphia, PA

When: Stay tuned for the date 

NNHVIP members, if you are interested in participating on the Conference Planning Committee, contact NNHVIP Program Manager, Ayana Bradshaw, at bradshawa@email.chop.edu.  The committee holds a conference call the second and fourth Monday of each month.  The next call will take place on Monday, January 9, 2012.   

NNHVIP announces its Training and Technical Assistance Center 


Youth ALIVE! operates the technical assistance clearinghouse for the Network.  Resources are available for NNHVIP members, as well as new and emerging programs, hospital staff, community-based providers, government officials, and other interested parties.  


To Learn More, click here. 



Congratulations to the At-Risk Intervention and Mentoring (AIM) Program of Denver!

Winner of the Marla Becker Scholarship!


About the Marla Becker Scholarship

The Marla Becker Scholarship is awarded in honor of Marla Becker, MPH, the first National Director of NNHVIP. Marla worked in the field of violence prevention for 13 years at Youth ALIVE!, a non-profit dedicated to preventing youth violence and generating youth leaders in Oakland, CA. Her work at Youth ALIVE! focused on program and staff development, evaluation research, and technical assistance to new and emerging hospital-based violence intervention programs. The Marla Becker Scholarship is awarded annually to a new or emerging hospital-based violence intervention program. Scholarship winners will receive $1250 of financial support to visit an established NNHVIP member program and participate in a 2-day on-site training.


About the AIM Program

Housed between three of the most heavily gang-populated areas in the City of Denver, the At-Risk Intervention and Mentoring (AIM) program was created to serve Denver's most critically injured victims of trauma and gang violence, as well as the offenders. AIM makes contact with gang-affected patients upon entrance to the Denver Health Emergency Department (DHED) and over the course of one year, AIM outreach mentors strive to address the needs of the patient and their loved ones by providing emotional support and connecting them with resources to help with education, employment, substance abuse, basic needs, juvenile justice assistance, psychological support, and school- and community-based follow-up care.


With the Marla Becker Scholarship, the AIM program seeks to learn effective strategies for integrating the program into the DHED, train DHED staff in the identification of gang-affected youth and gang-related injuries, learn how to best utilize funding and existing resources, and determine realistic goals and positive outcomes for the AIM program. It is hoped that with Denver Health as the foundation, AIM will be fully functioning by the middle of 2012, with plans to expand to the other local hospitals in the coming years. Ultimately, AIM hopes to reduce crime and recidivism rates and become a role model for other communities striving to address their violence prevention needs.



Upcoming Funding Opportunities 


Health Care Innovation Challenge:This initiative will fund applicants who propose compelling new models of service delivery/ payment improvements that hold the promise of delivering the three-part aim of better health, better health care, and lower costs through improved quality for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program enrollees.
Important Dates:
  • Letter of Intent: December 19, 2011
  • Applications Due Date: January 27, 2012
  • Anticipated Award Date: March 30, 2012


Health Promotion Amount Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R21):This grant is intended to encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males and their subpopulations age 21 and older. 

Important Dates:

  • Applications Due Date: February 16, 2012

Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury:  The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will expand and advance the understanding of how best to disseminate and implement evidence-based strategies, programs, and policies. NCIPC is also soliciting research in areas where less is known about what works to prevent violence such as teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and suicidal behavior.   

Important Dates:

  • Applications Due Date: March 16, 2012

Identifying Modifiable Protective Factors for Intimate Partner Violence or Sexual Violence PreventionGrant:

The purpose of this announcement is to support new research or an extension to existing research that identifies modifiable protective factors for IPV and/or SV perpetration that can be leveraged to improve primary prevention efforts, and empirically tests the extent to which these factors are associated with IPV or SV perpetration.  

Important Dates:   

  • Applications are due, March 17, 2012


is dedicated to

strengthening existing hospital-based violence intervention programs and helping develop similar programs in communities across the country.


NNHVIP releases best practices guide 
Violence is Preventable: A Best Practices Guide for Launching & Sustaining a Hospital-based Program to Break the Cycle of Violence

To order a copy, click here


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Ayana Bradshaw
NNHVIP Project Manager
Research Updates


Self-reported violence-related outcomes for adolescents within eight weeks of emergency department treatment for assault injury.

Wiebe DJ, Blackstone MM, Mollen CJ, Culyba AJ, Fein JA.
J. Adolesc. Health 2011; 49(4): 440-442. 


Community services for victims of interpersonal violence.

Jannone L.  

Nurs. Clin. North Am. 2011; 46(4): 471-476.   Abstract  


Examining How Neighborhood Disadvantage Influences Trajectories of Adolescent Violence: A Look at Social Bonding and Psychological Distress.

Karriker-Jaffe KJ, Foshee VA, Ennett ST.  

J. Sch. Health 2011; 81(12): 764-773.   




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