Document Type

Article

Original Publication Date

2017

Journal/Book/Conference Title

CURRENT TRAUMA REPORTS

Volume

33

Issue

2

First Page

79

Last Page

88

DOI of Original Publication

10.1007/s40719-017-0084-0

Comments

Originally published at http://doi.org/10.1007/s40719-017-0084-0

Date of Submission

August 2017

Abstract

Purpose of Review

This review focuses on pitfalls and lessons learned during the development, implementation, and sustainability of hospital community-based youth violence prevention program.

Recent Findings

In the USA, homicide is the third leading cause of death among youth aged 10–24. The re-injury rate seen at Virginia Commonwealth University Trauma center (VCU-TR) is comparable to the nationally observed rate of 10 to 50%. VCU-TR, along with several other Trauma Centers, has taken an active role in the development of hospital community-based youth violence prevention programs. The efforts have been effective in reducing recidivism and the risks of violence. Significant pitfalls can be avoided in the development and sustainability of an evidence-based, collaborative, hospital community-based youth violence prevention programs.

Summary

This review highlights the effectiveness of hospital community-based violence prevention programs in reducing the risks of re-injury. There are significant pitfalls to avoid both internal within the institution as well as external with the community partners.

Rights

(C) Springer International Publishing AG 2017

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