Professional Development and Training Programs at CVP

At the Center for Violence Prevention (CVP), we are national leaders with our evidence-based programs and interventions. Led by an exceptional team of researchers, clinicians, educators, and specialized staff, we work tirelessly to prevent violence by addressing bullying in schools, youth suicide, intimate partner violence, gun safety, community violence and other forms of trauma. We also work to help youth and their families affected by the aftermath of violence — from treating young victims in the emergency department to helping children and families cope long after an incident. 

On the front lines of treating patients affected by violence, our nation’s healthcare workers and professional staff also bear a disproportionate amount of stress and trauma. CVP’s dedicated efforts to change the trajectory of youth violence is complemented by groundbreaking professional development and training programs that are poised to create a positive ripple effect throughout CHOP, Philadelphia and the nation. 

Trauma-Informed Care Training 

Rooted in health equity principles, our trauma-informed care training teaches clinical and non-clinical personnel how to integrate an understanding of traumatic stress and pre-existing trauma into routine, culturally sensitive care.

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Stress-Less Initiative© 

This strengths-based, monthly peer support group is embedded into a team, offering coping skills and strategies that enhance staff well-being and mitigate the impact of secondary traumatic stress.

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Anti-Racism Training

To combat racism, CVP is contributing to the development of internal anti-racism and microaggression trainings for CHOP faculty and trainees with the hope to adapt them for school-based programming over time. 

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