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National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs

Bridging the Gap

MISSION STATEMENT:

Bridging the Gap seeks to reduce re-injury and mortality among youths and adults by providing intentionally injured patients at VCU Medical Center with support from a victim advocate, individualized goal planning, and access to resources in the community.


GOALS:

Bridging the Gap works with intentionally injured youths and their families in both the hospital and community setting to offer support needed to break the cycle of violence by:

  • Providing alternative choices to violence through community resources, education, and employment.

  • Building of existing strengths within individuals and families in order to address specific needs of each participant.

  • Positive role modeling.

  • Affecting the attitudes and behavior related to violence.

  • Working closely with a variety of community organizations to meet the needs of individuals and families.

 

 

last updated: March 12, 2015

 

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