Volume 4 Issue 4
December 2013
In This Issue
New Member Programs
ACEP Resolution on HVIPs
Recent Research
Featured Article
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Welcome New NNHVIP Member Programs!

During this quarter, NNHVIP welcomed three new programs to our Network:


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP Violence Intervention Program (VIP), Philadelphia, PA



Trauma to Triumph at Santa Clara Valley 
Medical Center, San Jose, CA

And our first international member program:

Oasis Youth Support Services, London, England 


NNHVIP Spotlight:


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Violence Intervention Program



In this quarter's E-newsletter, NNHVIP spotlights Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Violence Intervention Program (VIP), whose staff has been a part of NNHVIP Headquarters since it moved to Philadelphia, but became an official member of NNHVIP in November.


In January of 2012, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) VIP began providing services as part of a pilot research study, meant to evaluate the efficacy of intensive case management on preventing retaliation and re-injury among assault-injured youth. Since then, it has evolved into a recognized CHOP program. The CHOP VIP works with assault-injured male and female residents of Philadelphia County aged 8 to 19 years who present to the ED or are admitted to the CHOP trauma service.  An ED or Trauma Service social worker assesses the immediate psychosocial needs of each assault injured youth and his or her family, and obtains consent to enroll them into CHOP VIP.   They then implement a community-focused, trauma-informed program designed to reduce re-injury and retaliation among the youth by working with them in the hospital and after discharge. This includes comprehensive assessment, case management and navigation to services such as medical follow-up; emotional support for post-traumatic stress; mentoring; working with schools to help students affected by school violence; housing; substance abuse treatment; recreation; legal services; after-school program referral; job training and placement; and parenting education and support. 


The CHOP VIP Program Director, Joel Fein, MD, MPH, is also the Co-Director of the Headquarters for the NNHVIP.  Together with his team, some of whom are also involved in the NNHVIP Headquarters, Dr. Fein is thrilled that the CHOP VIP is now an official member of the Network and can take part in all the wonderful initiatives and support that the NNHVIP has to offer.



More information about CHOP VIP can be found here.


ACEP Releases Resolutions Compendium Promoting Hospital-based VIPs
The American College of Physicians (ACEP) has adopted a resolution whose purpose is to: "Promote awareness of hospital-based violence intervention programs as evidence-based solutions for violence reduction and coordinate with relevant stakeholders to provide resources for those who wish to establish hospital-based violence intervention programs." 
To read the resolution, click here, then download the 
"2013 Reference Committee Reports Compendium" 
pdf file and navigate to
Resolution 37 on page 155.

Contact Us

Ayana Bradshaw
NNHVIP Project Manager


is dedicated to

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


Recent Research
Martin, L., Revington, N. & Seedat, S. (2013). The 39-Item Child Exposure to Community Violence (CECV) Scale: Exploratory Factor Analysis and Relationship to PTSD Symptomatology in Trauma-Exposed Children and Adolescents. Int.J. Behav. Med., 20, 599-608.
Full Text

Hausman, A.J. et al. (2013). Developing Measures of Community-Relevant Outcomes for Violence Prevention Programs: A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Measurement. Am J Community Psychol, 52, 249-262.


Hodgdon, H.B. et al. (2013). Development and Implementation of Trauma-Informed Programming in Youth Residential Treatment Centers Using the ARC Framework. Journal of Family Violence, 28(7), 679-692.


Swisher, R. R. and Warner, T. D. (2013). If They Grow up: Exploring the Neighborhood Context of Adolescent and Young Adult Survival Expectations. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 678-694.  
Featured Article

"Opinion: Best way to disrupt illegal handgun market is to impose nationwide limit of one handgun purchase per month"
by Michael B. Greene for the Times of Trenton
In this opinion piece for the Times of Trenton, Michael Greene discusses strategies for reducing gun violence, including the promotion of hospital-based violence intervention programs. Please click here to read the article.
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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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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