Public Health Grand Rounds: Breaking the Cycle of Violence

April 30, 2008 at 9:49 am 2 comments

The next installment of the Public Health Grand Rounds (Act Locally/Act Globally, Partnering for Healthier Communities) this Friday will focus on violence.  The forums are jointly sponsored by the Center for Community Health and the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine.

The topic of this week’s discussion is “Breaking the Cycle of Violence: A Hospital and Community Program for Victims of Violence.”

Large and small communities across the United States continue to struggle with the epidemic of violence. The experience in Rochester is no different. In fact, Rochester has had one of the highest per capita murder rates in NY State during the past decade. There is an increasing realization of the need for communities to respond to the violence in a coordinated manner. Hospitals can and should play a vital role in this response by establishing crucial community linkages to address the needs of injured victims of violence. Strong Memorial Hospital has partnered with local community service providers in an effort help stop the violence.

The event is Friday, May 2, 2008 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM in the Upper Adolph Auditorium (Room 3-7619).  All are invited to attend!  Light lunch will be provided

Presenters include Mark Gestring, M.D., director of Adult Trauma at Strong Memorial Hospital, Jeff Rideout, LMSW, Social Work, Golisano Children’s Hospital, Paula Jarquin, Child Protective Services,  Monroe County Department of Human and Health Services, James McCauley, PAVE, Camp Good Days and Special Times, Mike Brooks, Pathways to Peace, City of Rochester, Office of the Mayor, and Michael Scharff, M.D., Children and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Rochester

This seminar series is funded in part by Cooperative Agreement which is shared by the American Association for Medical Colleges and the Centers for Disease Control.

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Entry filed under: Events, Injury and Violence.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. thememoryartist  |  May 12, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    “There is an increasing realization of the need for communities to respond to the violence in a coordinated manner. Hospitals can and should play a vital role in this response by establishing crucial community linkages to address the needs of injured victims of violence.”

    I think these these sort of secondary and tertiary efforts at violence prevention/reduction are important; however, not enough attention is given to programs of primary prevention.

    Placing more emphasis on the provision of services for the prevention of violence within communities and in families could reduce the need for a coordinated response to violence that has already been perpetrated, and needled to say, would leave fewer victims of violence.

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  • 2. inez & Joe kelly  |  February 13, 2009 at 10:25 am

    We need Tele # of this program so we may be able to attend workshops soon. Also, The name of the person in charge of the program would be helpful too. Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    Inez Kelly

    Reply

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