Hospitals, especially those with trauma services, need to implement measure to properly deal with victims of violence.  More specific information about how to implement a hospital-based violence intervention program is available at the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs.

Steps for every hospital:

  1. Assessment of the types, severity, and amount of violence that your hospital treats.
  2. Identification of available resources in your community for domestic violence prevention, conflict mediation, behavioral change, and mental health.
  3. If your hospital treats a high volume of victims of community violence, implement a hospital-based program to prevent retaliation, treat mental trauma, and address behavioral effects.

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