Massachusetts Medical Society: Violence Intervention and Prevention

Violence Intervention and Prevention

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

YOUTH VIOLENCE

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 and other caretakers of children, from toddlers through teens, to protect them from violence. All of these brochures are in PDF format. 


INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

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


HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Human Trafficking: Guidebook on Identification, Assessment, and Response in the Health Care Setting (.pdf, 56 pages)

Human Trafficking Guidebook

Published by the MMS Committee on Violence Intervention and Prevention and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Human Trafficking Initiative, this guidebook provides basic information about human trafficking and its health effects, and offers guidance regarding efficient and trauma-sensitive techniques for identification, assessment and response. The guidebook also includes local, statewide and national resources both for patient referral and for ongoing education.


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