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Community Violence and Mental Health: Supporting Health Center Staff and Building Resilience

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, Promising/Best Practices

Resource Subtopic: Behavioral Health.

Keywords: Community Engagement, Education of - Staff (e.g., Competency-Based), Eligible Professionals, Health Risk and Behavior, Health Systems, Injury and Violence Prevention, Mental Health.

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Community violence is an urgent public health issue and an important social determinant of health. Experiencing or witnessing community violence can impact one’s physical, psychological, and emotional health. Community health centers can play a unique role in identifying, treating, and preventing violence exposure.

Resource Details: This is part two of a three-part webinar series that will discuss the impact of community violence on the mental health of patient and health center staff, and showcase health center-based violence prevention and intervention strategies. This session focused on the effects of community violence on health center staff mental health, and strategies to support staff and build resilience

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.