Leveraging Hospitals to Stop the Cycle of Violence


Please join the Children’s Safety Network for a webinar focused on hospital-based violence intervention programs. The National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (NNHVIP) is a network of 22 programs that strategically leverage hospital visits from violence-related injuries as an opportunity to prevent retribution and work with the youth and family after hospital discharge to prevent further impact or incidents. NNHVIP will present information about the network, the strategies their members use, the effectiveness of those strategies, and how to get involved. NNHVIP’s affiliates, Project Ujima of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Violence Intervention Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Healing Hurt People program at Drexel University, will discuss their strategies, challenges and successes in engaging victims of violence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the work of the National Network on Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs
  • Understand the evidence of the effectiveness of hospital-based intervention programs for stopping the cycle of violence through specific examples
  • Find out how to get involved in the network

Speaker Overview:

Joel A. Fein MD, MPH is a professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania and an attending physician in the Emergency Department at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Marlene Melzer-Lange, MD is a professor of pediatrics in the section of emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee. Ted Corbin, MD, MPP is an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Drexel University College of Medicine.

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