Violence Prevention and Intervention
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.
Raise Your Child With Praise: Tips for Parents with Two- to Five-Year-Olds (.pdf, 8 pages)
Time Out! A Time for Quiet and Calm; A Break From Negative Behavior (.pdf, 8 pages)
Pulling the Plug on Media Violence: :Facts and Tips for Parents (.pdf, 4 pages)
When Children Witness Violence in the Home: Helping Children Cope (.pdf, 8 pages)
Bullying Prevention:When Your Child is the Victim, the Bully or the Bystander (.pdf, 12 pages)
Street Violence: Your Child Has Been Hurt - What You Can Do (.pdf 8 pages)
Some Myths & Facts About Violence (.pdf, 8 pages)
Dating Violence: What Parents Need to Know (.pdf, 8 pages)
Protecting Your Child From Sexual Abuse (.pdf, 12 pages)
Protecting Your Child From Gun Injury (.pdf, 8 pages)
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.
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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.
Child Abuse Reporting Form (pdf)
March 25, 2015
The state form for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect
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.