Volume 4 Issue 3
October 2013
In This Issue
NNHVIP 2013 Conference Recap
NNHVIP Members to Present at APHA
Order the NNHVIP Best Practices Guide

NNHVIP 2013 Conference


Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year's conference a success!


Please check this page 

of our website for select photos and presentations 

from the conference.  They will be posted within the next week.  


NNHVIP Spotlight:


Minneapolis Youth Violence Intervention Program



In this quarter's E-newsletter, NNHVIP spotlights Minneapolis Youth Violence Intervention Program (MY-VIP), recipients of the 2012 Marla Becker Scholarship. 


More information about the Scholarship can be found here on our website.


David Swarthout, Supervisor of Emergency Behavioral Medicine at North Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis, MN, on his site visit to Boston Medical Center:


"I was privileged to attend a site visit in Boston on May 20-21, 2013 to explore how Boston Medical Center has built such a successful program that starts when the violently injured youth arrives in the hospital and/or Emergency Department.  A design advantage is that staff who provide services inpatient are not hospital mental health providers or medical social workers who squeeze a few minutes of counseling or care coordination into an already frantic schedule.  They are designated to serve the program participants solely, do not work strict 9-5 hours and are not limited by the model of office-based appointments.  Many of the staff have had had similar life struggles and some are former participants, all of which give them street credibility.  What most distinguished this program was 1) the consistent collaboration between the various agencies/programs that work with participants/families; and 2) the work training programs that have evolved to teach specialized trade skills (personal training & boat building) to program participants. Boston Medical Center heals youth/families in crisis and then teaches them "how to fish" to be better equipped/prepared to "feed themselves" in the future."


More information about MY-VIP can be found here.


NNHVIP Members to Present at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting:

Several members of our NNHVIP community will be presenting at the upcoming American Public Health Association meeting on November 2-6 in Boston:



is dedicated to

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


Recent Research
Corbin, T.J., Purtle, J., Rich, L.J., Rich, J.A., Adams, E.A., Yee, G., and Bloom, S.L. (2013) The Prevalence of Trauma and Childhood Adversity in an Urban, Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 24(3), 1021-1030. 
Smith, R. Evans, A., Adams, C., Cocanour, C., Dicker, R. (2013). Passing the torch: evaluating exportability of a violence intervention program, The American Journal of Surgery, 206(2), 223-228.
Fein, J.A., Mollen, C.J., and Greene, M.B. (2013). The Assault-Injured Youth and the Emergency Medical System: What Can We Do? 
Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 14(1), 47-55. 


Requests for Proposals
The Fund for a Safer Future, a project of the New Venture Fund, announces this request for proposals to support research that will help answer the question: What works to prevent gun violence?
The National Institutes of Health is opening funding opportunities calling for research on violence with particular focus on firearm violence.
Best Practices Guide 
Violence is Preventable: A Best Practices Guide for Launching & Sustaining a Hospital-based Program to Break the Cycle of Violence
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Ayana Bradshaw
NNHVIP Project Manager

This e-bulletin was produced by Drexel University under grant #2011-VF-GX-K019 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this e-bulletin are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.   


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