Violence Prevention and Intervention

Violence Prevention The MMS and its Committee on Violence Intervention and Prevention educates physicians and others in violence intervention and prevention. 

Youth Violence Prevention Resources

Violence is a leading cause of injury, death, and disability for American children. Physicians and other professionals have a role in violence prevention.

Tools for Parents

Information for parents of children, from toddlers through teens, to protect them from violence. All of these brochures are in PDF format. 

Partner Violence Resources

Basic information about partner violence, recognizing varied clinical presentations of violence, and referral to identify, counsel, and offer options to at-risk patients.

Latest News & Resources

  • Child Abuse Reporting Form (pdf) March 25, 2015

    The state form for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Obligations March 25, 2015

    Overview of state requirements of physicians, who are mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect under Massachusetts law.

  • Human Trafficking December 3, 2014

    The Human Trafficking Guidebook is designed to provide basic information about human trafficking and its health effects, and to offer guidance regarding efficient and trauma-sensitive techniques for identification, assessment and response. The guidebook also includes local, statewide and national...

  • Physician Focus: Violence and Mental Illness December 2, 2013

    Dr. Bradley, who retired from the Unites States Army with the rank of Colonel and was previously Chief of Psychiatry at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, appears as the principal guest on the December episode of Physician Focus with the Massachusetts Medical Society. He is joined by...

  • Gun Violence, Physician Employment Lead List of Policies Adopted by Massachusetts Medical Society at its Annual Meeting May 11, 2013

    Policies on gun violence and principles of physician employment led the list of resolutions adopted as policies by physicians of the Massachusetts Medical Society at the organization’s annual meeting.

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Advance Care Planning

Health Care Proxies thumbnailA brochure to facilitate conversations about planning health care goals between patients, their families and health care providers. 

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Physician Focus

Physician FocusWatch videos from the monthly MMS TV program that covers a wide variety of health care topics.

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Student Health Flyers

Student Health -BullyingThe MMS Committee on Student Health & Sports Medicine launched a series of information sheets for students in grades 5 - 8. 

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2015 Anti-Tobacco Poster Contest Winners

Alliance - Anti Tobacco Poster Contest Children in grades one through six are eligible to enter the contest.

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