#GunCrisis Solution of the Day: Trauma-informed practice and getting everyone to the table

Maiken Scott of newsworks.org reported on this week’s conference of the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs, that the main theme was “trauma informed care,” innovative interventions that take the traumatic experiences people have had into account:

“Drexel University’s Dr. John Rich works with Philadelphia’s “Healing Hurt People” program, which connects with youth who have been shot or assaulted while they are still in the hospital.

He says understanding that people have been hurt and traumatized is key in providing good care and services — across many disciplines.”

Women grieve at the scene after a man was shot to death Tuesday in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. Photo by Joseph Kaczmarek for GunCrisis.org.

Event co-chair Dr. Ted Corbin says “Philadelphia is rampant with violence” according to a post from philadelphia.cbslocal.com.

The Association of Schools of Public Health identified conference speakers, including Dr. Robert Ross, president and CEO of The California Endowment, and Dr. Don Schwarz, Philadelphia health commissioner and deputy mayor for Health and Opportunity.

Stoneleigh Foundation Executive Director Cathy Weiss tweeted that Ross said “trauma is next big public health issue to come out of the closet.”

On Wednesday, Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), announced more than $10.7 million in grants for neuroscience, scientific and medical research in Philadelphia. A tweet from The Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice quoted Ross saying “Congressman Chaka Fattah has never forgotten his roots in the community.”

Conference participants agreed that getting all parties to the the same table is vital to achieving a reduction in violence, according to Scott.

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