Collaboration between UChicago Medicine and Advocate Health Care has awarded $650,000 since 2019
Tag: Violence Prevention
Experts available: UChicago Medicine’s Trauma Center Marks Five Years
Five years ago this month, University of Chicago Medicine opened a Level 1 adult trauma center — filling a decades-long void on the city’s South Side. Since then, the center has treated more than 18,000 people, saved countless lives and…
DePaul University experts available to discuss Chicago mayoral run-off, issues that will decide race
CHICAGO — As Chicago voters head to the polls in less than a month to decide whether Brandon Johnson, a Cook County Board Commissioner, or Paul Vallas, a former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, will be the next mayor of the third largest city in the U.S., DePaul University faculty experts are available to provide insight and commentary.
Over $5M Awarded to Community Violence Reduction Programs at Penn Medicine
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) awarded over $5 million in grants to three community violence prevention and intervention programs across Penn Medicine. The Penn Medicine programs not only aim to reduce and prevent community violence, but also address the lasting impacts of violence on victims, such as treating their mental health, and helping them utilize social service agencies.
DePaul University experts available to discuss upcoming Chicago elections
As Chicago voters head to the polls in less than a month to decide the next mayor of the third largest city in the U.S.—in addition to aldermanic elections in all 50 city wards—DePaul University faculty experts are available to provide insight and commentary.
What are ‘red flag’ laws and how can they prevent gun violence?
UC Davis Health Psychiatrist Amy Barnhorst explains how red flag laws work and how ordinary people can utilize them if they are concerned someone is at risk of harming themselves and others with a gun.
Study: Community Violence Interventionists Face On-the-Job Violence, Secondary Trauma
Two newly published articles by researchers at the University at Albany and Northwestern University show the extent to which civilians working to intervene in and de-escalate street violence face job-related violence themselves, as well as secondary trauma from that violence.
Tulane researchers to help Louisiana schools launch proactive violence prevention programs
Under the project, experts will work to better prepare school crisis intervention teams to prevent violence and promote a positive school atmosphere.
Collaborative between UChicago Medicine and Advocate Health Care supports 18 grassroots organizations helping to keep kids safe this summer
Eighteen South Side community groups are receiving $150,000 to support their grassroots work supporting youth and keeping them safe during the summer — a time when violence and violent injuries typically increases in the Chicagoland area. The funding is made possible through the annual grants program from Southland RISE (Resilience Initiative to Strengthen and Empower), a collaborative uniting the trauma recovery programs from the University of Chicago Medicine and Advocate Health Care.
UC Davis offers free online course to help health care providers reduce gun violence
The BulletPoints Project at UC Davis Health has launched a free online course to help health care providers and others reduce gun violence. The hour-long training teaches clinicians how to identify at-risk patients and how to intervene according to the type and level of risk of firearm violence. Health care providers who complete the course can receive one hour of Continuing Medical Education (CME) through the California Medical Association or Continuing Education (CE) credits through the American Psychological Association.
Survey finds alarming trend toward political violence
A new report published by researchers at the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program reveals alarming trends in attitudes toward violence, including political violence, in the United States.
California’s ‘red flag’ law utilized for 58 threatened mass shootings
A new study from the Violence Prevention Research Program shows that California’s “red flag” law was utilized for 58 threatened mass shootings during the first three years after it was implemented. The majority of GVROs (96.5%) were filed by law enforcement officers to prevent threatened violence.
Hackensack Meridian Health Project HEAL Receives $500,000 Grant to Target Community Violence
Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that Project HEAL, a hospital-based violence intervention program based at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, received a $500,000 grant to expand services in the successful multi-disciplined program to address community, domestic, and gang-related violence.
Most Californians unaware of law to prevent gun violence but would support using it
A new study shows that two-thirds of Californians don’t know about a law designed to prevent a person at risk of hurting themselves or others from possessing or purchasing firearms or ammunition. More than 80% of survey participants were supportive once they read about this law.
‘Breaking the links’ in the chain of violence: Journal of Psychiatric Practice continues series on therapeutic risk management approach
With mass shootings and other seemingly meaningless acts of violence in the headlines all too frequently, strategies to assess the risk and reduce the potential for violent acts are sorely needed. The fourth in a series of five columns devoted to therapeutic risk management of violence – focusing on a method called chain analysis to identify and target pathways leading to violent thoughts and behaviors – appears in the May issue of the Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Exposure to violence takes a toll on the socioemotional well-being of Californians
A survey of Californians finds that exposure to violence has pervasive social and emotional impacts on people, especially when firearms are involved.
What are the links between violence and mental illness? Update from Harvard Review of Psychiatry
When there is news of a violent attack, we sometimes hear that it could be related to mental illness – which may make us ask whether the violence could have been predicted or prevented. Current research and perspectives on associations between violence and mental illness are presented in the special January/February issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
329 People Injured by Firearms in U.S. Each Day, But for Every Death, Two Survive
Researchers examine trends in fatal and nonfatal firearm injuries to inform prevention strategies, finding that twice as many people who died from gunshots survive
Gun owner perceptions about actual firearm dangers suggest opportunities for improving gun safety
People who own guns and those living with gun owners are substantially less worried about the risk of firearm injuries than individuals living in homes without guns, says a new study by violence prevention experts at UC Davis Health.
New Report on Enforcement of Gun Laws in Baltimore Finds More Focused Approached Could Reduce Violence, Improve Community Relationships with City Police
A new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that broad “stop-and-search” practices used for many years by Baltimore police to look for illegally possessed guns have minimal, if any, impact on gun violence. These practices also result in mental and physical harm to those who are unjustifiably searched and serve to undermine community trust in police. The researchers also found that residents of communities most impacted by gun violence in Baltimore want more focused and accountable law enforcement to reduce gun violence.