Community Violence

Feb 15, 2018
Broward Health hospitals received 17 patients from a mass shooting yesterday at a high school in Parkland, FL, including two who have died and five who are in life-threatening condition, the health system reported today. Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach was treating nine patients, Broward…
Jan 31, 2018
Modern Healthcare, December 15, 2016: Hoping to reach residents who are often hesitant to seek out professional counseling, Northwestern has partnered with University of Chicago Medicine, which only has a level I pediatric trauma center on its south side campus, to back a program that enlists those who often are sounding boards for the community. Pastors in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood are being trained by a group of Israeli trauma counselors who, having treated victims of terror and war, say gun violence victims are experiencing much of the same psychological effects. View…
Jan 31, 2018
Boston Globe, February 27, 2017: Gunshot victim Kynndal Martin, who benefited from Boston Medical Center’s Violence Intervention Advocacy Program, now works as a dietary aide. View details.
Jan 31, 2018
St. Louis Public Radio, March 6, 2017: The program targets children between the ages of 8 and 19 who have been treated at Children's Hospital for such things as gunshot wounds or stabbings. The kids and their families are paired with a mentor — a licensed social worker — who helps them access needed services and come up with goals to meet over the course of a year. View details .