3330.0 Youth Violence Prevention Programs

Monday, October 27, 2008: 2:30 PM
Hospital-based and community-based youth violence prevention programs are described in these five presentations, as are research projects that are components of the programs. These are oral, podium presentations in a room with a roundtable set-up.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the development of a randomized-trial violence prevention program in Philadelphia, the strengths and limitations of the community-based participatory approach that is being used, and the results of a companion study where 10-16 year-olds described their assessments of violence in their neighborhoods and their assets in dealing with these stressors. 2. Describe a hospital-based peer intervention program in California that employs as Intervention Specialists community members who have overcome violence in their own lives. 3. Describe results of quality improvement efforts in a state-funded intervention where 15-24 year-old gunshot wound patients are enrolled and over subsequent months are provided family-focused, tailored case management. 4. Critique the structure, processes and evaluation components of violence prevention programs based at Level One trauma hospitals in cities with high homicide rates.

2:30 PM
Developing a comprehensive violence prevention program through community-based participatory research
Stephen S. Leff, PhD, Duane E. Thomas, PhD, Nicole Thomas, MBA, Elizabeth Woodburn, MSEd, Julie P. MacEvoy, PhD and Alice Hausman, PhD, MPH
2:45 PM
Living Healthy in Philadelphia: How Youth Deal with the Stress of Living in Violent Communities
Therese Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Anne Teitelman, PhD, Catherine McDonald, BSN, MSN, CCRN, Terry Guerra, MS, Nicole Thomas, MBA, Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD and Tamara Haegerich, PhD
3:00 PM
Quality Improvement Assessment of a State-Funded Reporting and Intervention System for Youth Firearm Injury: Pennsylvania Injury Reporting and Intervention System (PIRIS)
Carol Thornton, MPA, Michelle Henry, Robert Ketterlinus, PhD, Doris Spears, Rose Cheney, PhD and Douglas Wiebe, PhD
3:15 PM
A Critical Review of Hospital Based Violence Intervention Programs
Sheila Regan, Elena Quintana, PhD, Cristina M. Thorsen and Gary Slutkin, MD
3:30 PM
Health risks of urban youth experiencing victimization, aggression or both
Catherine Stayton, DrPH, MPH, Katharine McVeigh, E. Carolyn Olson, MPH and Krystal M. Perkins

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services
Endorsed by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Public Health Nursing, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing