Volume 5 Issue 1
March 2014
In This Issue
2014 NNHVIP Conference
Marla Becker Scholarship Winner
Boston Globe Article Features Mass. VIAP
Screening Patients for PTSD
Oregon Public Broadcasting Features Healing Hurt People
Recent Research
Funding Opportunities
Order the NNHVIP Best Practices Guide




The 2014 NNHVIP Conference will be held

on Monday, September 8th and 

Tuesday, September 9th

in Philadelphia.


More details coming soon!

Congratulations to the 
2013 Marla Becker Scholarship Winner!

Congratulations to

Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI)

 in Brooklyn, New York, the 2013 Marla Becker Scholarship winner!


Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) is a hospital, school, and community-based organization located at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York, which provides young people with productive and safe alternatives to engaging in interpersonal violence by empowering youth and cultivating their untapped potential.  


More information about KAVI can be found 
More information about the Marla Becker Scholarship can be found here.
Massachusetts VIAP Featured in 
Boston Globe Article
A recent article in the Boston Globe about Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh's visit to Boston Medical Center features the Massachusetts Violence Intervention Advocacy Program, and includes interviews with Dr. Thea James, Director of the program, Elizabeth Dugan, Program Manager, Kendall Bruce, Program Advocate, and Roy Martin of the Boston Public Health Commission and speaker at the 2012 NNHVIP Conference. 
To read the full article, please click here.
Article on Screening Patients for PTSD in Trauma Centers Features Baltimore VIP and Healing Hurt People

A recent Pro Publica article discusses "The PTSD Crisis That's Being Ignored" and the need for routine PTSD screening of victims of violence in hospital trauma centers. It features interviews with Dr. Carnell Cooper, Director of the Baltimore Violence Intervention Program (VIP), Dr. Sandra Bloom Co-Director for the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice in Philadelphia, as well as Dr. Ted Corbin, Medical Director, and Tony Thompson, Community Intervention Specialist, for the Healing Hurt People program in Philadelphia.
 To read the article, please click here.


Healing Hurt People Featured in 
Oregon Public Broadcasting 
Interview and Article

Dr. Ted Corbin, Medical Director for the Healing Hurt People program in Philadelphia, was interviewed for a recent broadcast and article by Oregon Public Broadcasting about the impact of hospital-based violence intervention programs on violence. The broadast also features the Healing Hurt People program in Portland, Oregon. 
 To read the article, please click here.


is dedicated to

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


Recent Research

Reed, E. et al. (2014). Adolescent Experiences of Violence and Relation to Violence Perpetration beyond Young Adulthood among an Urban Sample of Black and African American Males. Journal of Urban Health, (91)196-106.

Full Text


Lowe, S.R., Galea, S., Uddin, M., & Koenen, K.C. (2014). Trajectories of Posttraumatic Stress Among Urban Residents. American Journal of Community Psychology, (53) 1-2, 159-172.



Huntley, E. D., Hall Brown, T. S., Kobayashi, I. and Mellman, T. A. (2014), Validation of the Fear of Sleep Inventory (FOSI) in an Urban Young Adult African American Sample. J. Traum. Stress, 27: 103-107. 


Funding Opportunities

Research on the Health Determinants and Consequences of Violence and its Prevention, Particularly Firearm Violence (R01R03R21)
Research and Evaluation on Firearms and Violence
Centers for Disease Control:
 Research Grants for  Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury, and
Research on Children Exposed to Violence

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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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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