Hospital Based Intervention Programs Addressing the Public Health Crisis of Community Violence

Jun 07, 2023 09:00am -
Jun 07, 2023 10:30am

Event Description

Hospital Based Violence Intervention Programs: Addressing the Public Health Crisis of Community Violence

It is an unfortunate reality that gun violence continues to affect our nation. On any given day, you can turn on the news and hear multiple reports of drive bys, armed robberies, assaults, and homicides. These shootings in our homes, places of worship, school buildings, and on the streets repeatedly threaten our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. As social workers and mental health practitioners, many of us see in real time the immediate effects of gun violence among our clients and their families. In addition to being a public safety concern, gun violence has also become a public health crisis. So much so that firearms have now become the leading cause of death for children & adolescents in the United States. Hospital Violence Intervention Programs work with individuals who have been injured through an act of violence in the community. Through a public health approach and addressing social determinants of health, these programs aim to reduce risk of re-injury, reduce retaliation which further perpetuates violence, and connect individuals to services and resources in the community. Session attendees will learn about trends in gun/community violence, evidence based research that supports the efficacy of these programs, and services available for participants in these programs.


Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will learn about the efficacy of Hospital Violence Intervention Programs in Virginia and across the US.
  2. Participants will learn about the services & support available through Hospital Violence Intervention Programs.
  3. Participants will learn about the public health approach to addressing community violence.


Upon completion of this course attendees will earn 1.5 Category I Contact Hours, including 0.5 Ethics Hours.



  • Arrival time is 8:50am; Training is 9:00am - 10:30am EST
  • This is a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.



Kamron Blue, LCSW

Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after training)

NASW Member    $22.50
Non-Member       $37.50



This will be a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.


Registration deadline: June 5, 2023



If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.


Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:

4860 Cox Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.


If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.



Individuals who require assistance under the ADA for participation in this training should contact NASW-VA at least 30 days prior to the start of the training.  Please call the Chapter office at 804.204.1339 to discuss your needs or any concerns with a member of the staff.  


Children under the age of 18 are not permitted into any NASWVA sponsored trainings or events, without prior written consent by the chapter. For special situations and/or circumstances, please call or email the chapter office.    

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Apr 24, 2023.
Regular registration starts on Apr 25, 2023 and ends on Jun 05, 2023.
Late registration starts on Jun 06, 2023.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 1.5 CE Hours
Member Fee: $22.50$22.50$22.50
Non-Member Fee: $37.50$37.50$37.50