NNHVIP Training and Technical Assistance Center
Youth ALIVE! operates the technical assistance clearinghouse for the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (NNHVIP). This is a resource for existing NNHVIP members as well as new and emerging programs, hospital staff, community-based providers, government officials, and other interested parties. Check out this page for resources, including:
- Where do I start?
- Webinars and videos
- Annual Conference
- List of NNHVIP technical assistance services
- The Network can conduct on-site, off-site, web-based and phone trainings to meet your needs. Download our list of services and prices for more information.
- Please fill out this online survey, so we can determine how to best assist you.
- Contact Linnea Ashley, NNHVIP Training Manager, (510) 594-2588 x314, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Violence is Preventable: A Best Practices Guide for Launching & Sustaining a Hospital-based Program to Break the Cycle of Violence
Authors: Naneen Karraker, MA, Rebecca Cunningham, MD, Marla Becker, MPH, Joel Fein, MD, MPH, and Lyndee Knox, PhD
- Download the online version for FREE or
- Order a printed copy for $12.95 ($7.95 plus $5 shipping and handling).
Across the country, members of National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs have stopped simply treating victims of violence with the lingering expectation that retaliation and re-injury are inevitable. We have instead begun engaging patients in targeted services during their recovery to interrupt the cycle of violence. In 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime recommended that “hospital-based counseling and prevention programs be established in medical facilities that provide services to gang violence victims.” This replication guide supports the development of these programs in medical facilities across the country.
Author: Bob Bennett
The purpose of this document is to outline opportunities that are available to Hospital‐based Violence Intervention Programs to achieve ongoing long‐term fee‐for‐service revenue streams. This document is focused on funding sources that will support outreach, advocacy, and case management for victims of violence, with a specific focus on serving at‐risk youth and young adults who reside in communities in which opportunities for youth are limited.
Editors: Melissa Martin-Mollard and Marla Becker
This handbook is a resource for individuals and organizations who want to start a hospital-based violence intervention program, as well as emerging and established programs across the country. It was developed by the founding members of NNHVIP and covers the basics onhow to: Secure Hospital Buy-in; Select Target Population; Establish Goals and Objectives; Streamline Referral Process; Determine Structure of Service Provision; Engage Resource Networks; Make Informed Direct Service Staff Hiring Decisions; Support Direct Service Staff through Training and Supervision; Conduct Effective Evaluations; and Set Funding Goals for Sustainability.
Looking for more reading? Check out our list of recommended publications.
2011 NNHVIP Conference Sessions
Click on the links below to watch some of the popular sessions from the NNHVIP Conference which took place on April 28 & 29, 2011, in Oakland, Ca.
- Opening Keynote: What Role Do Hospitals Play in Violence Prevention?
- Starting Up a Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program
- Conducting Effecting Program Evaluations
- Trauma-Informed Care 101—Principles of Trauma Informed Care (This video is password-protected for NNHVIP members only)
- Trauma-Informed Care 102—The Practice of Trauma Informed Care
- Crisis Response vs. Case Management
Trauma Informed Practice
One of the leaders of NNHVIP, the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Drexel University, is offering a series of webinars on "Transforming Violence Intervention in Health Care through Trauma-Informed Practice" through the National Network to End Disparities (NNED). These sessions provide specific, practical guidance about trauma-informed practice to hospital-based and hospital-linked violence intervention programs to better address violence intervention in diverse communities. Recordings of these webinars are available on their website.
- Webinar #1: Trauma Informed Care and Violence Prevention - Recognizing Hyperarousal
- Webinar #2: Addressing Re-experiencing & Avoidance in Victims of Urban Trauma
- Webinar #3: Psychological First Aid & A Public Health Approach to Trauma
The next NNHVIP national conference will be held in September 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. Sign up for Network e-bulletins or check the NNHVIP conference web page for updates on the date, location and agenda.
Sign up for Network e-bulletins to get more information on the latest research and best practices, funding opportunities, upcoming trainings and conferences, and general updates about the Network and our members. You can also check out the online archive for back issues.
Are you in the early stages of planning a hospital-based violence program? The Network would love to help you get started! Feel free to contact us to set up an informational phone session and fill out this survey to help us to diagnose your needs. If you are just starting out, we recommend reading Key Components of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Handbook.
Other resources for programs just starting are:
- Watch the video session on Starting Up a Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program
- Download Youth ALIVE!'s Caught in the Crossfire Program Manual
- Download the online version for FREE or order a printed copy of the NNHVIP Best Practices Replication Guide
A key component of the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (NNHVIP) mission is to help develop and support new and emerging hospital-based violence intervention programs. In order to achieve this, the NNHVIP Technical Assistance Center offers a wide array of technical assistance activities, including:
- one-time as well as ongoing trainings
- pre-set training modules as well as tailored coaching and consultation
- on-site training and off-site visits to established programs, including job-shadowing
- trainings available in-person as well as by phone or Skype
For more information about format and pricing, download the NNHVIP T.A. services list.
Please fill out this online survey so we can determine how to best assist you.
Contact Linnea Ashley at (510) 594-2588 x314 or email@example.com for more information.