Violence

Innovations

Peer-Assisted Crisis Intervention Supports Staff Assaulted by Patients, Reducing Assaults, Victim Symptoms, and Staff Turnover 06/07/11

A voluntary, peer-assisted crisis intervention program known as the Assaulted Staff Action Program helps hospital or community facility staff who are victims of patient assaults cope with the...

Hospital-Based Program Educates and Arranges Community-Based Support for Young Victims of Violence, Leading to Fewer Repeat Episodes 02/21/11

Under the Rochester Youth Violence Partnership, University of Rochester Medical Center staff work in collaboration with community partners to provide various services to young victims (under age...

Regular Meetings of Patients and Staff Reduce Violent Episodes by 85 Percent on Inpatient Psychiatric Unit 10/28/10

An inpatient psychiatric unit at Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital holds regular 30-minute “community” meetings focused on violence prevention, with all on-duty unit staff and...

Long-Term Expressive Therapy and Caregiver Support Improves Emotional Health of Low-Income Children Affected by Trauma 08/12/10

Jumping Mouse Children's Center, a nonprofit mental health center, provides free or heavily subsidized long-term, expressive mental health therapy for young, low-income children who have been...

Crisis Prevention Team Calms Agitated Patients in Psychiatric Units, Leading to a Reduction in the Use of Restraints and Seclusion and Fewer Injuries 04/21/10

Coney Island Hospital developed a trained crisis prevention and response team known as “Code Grey” to calm agitated patients in its psychiatric inpatient unit through the safest and least...

QualityTools

REALtalkDC 04/14/11

The REALtalkDC campaign is geared towards young people in the District of Columbia (DC). The campaign reaches youth by providing sexual health information online and through a text messaging service that allows users to text “REALtalk” to 61827...

Guide to Community Preventive Services 04/16/09

This guide is a resource for evidence-based recommendations and findings about what interventions work to improve public health. The guide helps public health professionals choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in...

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Rescue Workers Can Do 03/19/08

This booklet describes what police, fire, and other first responders can do to help children who experience trauma due to violence or disaster.

This booklet provides the following information:

  • Coping with trauma after violence...
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do 03/19/08

This booklet describes what parents and family members can do to help children who experience trauma due to violence or disaster.

This booklet provides the following information:

  • Coping with trauma after violence and disasters...
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Community Members Can Do 03/19/08

This booklet describes what teachers, clergy, and other adults in the community can do to help children who experience trauma due to violence or disaster.

This booklet provides the following information:

  • Coping with trauma...

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