Mass General Hospital

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Name of Treatment Program: Violence Intervention Advocacy Program (VIAP)

Short description: Violence-related injuries result in more than two million emergency department visits across the country per year, and have profound health and mental health effects.

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Call To Action 1: Please visit VIAP's new website|http://www.massgeneral.org/emergencymedicine/services/treatmentprograms.aspx?id=1803

Call To Action 2: Download the Center for Community Health Improvement's booklet|/cchi/assets/CCHI Brochure8x11625.pdf

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The Violence Intervention Advocacy Program (VIAP), as part of the HAVEN team and based in the MGH Emergency Department, helps victims of violence recover from the physical and emotional trauma by providing them with skills, services and opportunities so they can be empowered to make positive changes in their lives and contribute to building safer and healthier communities.

VIAP helps to reduce risk factors for violence and increase protective factors by utilizing engagement, motivations, advocacy and supportive techniques.

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Phone number: 617-726-7674

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Contact: Debra Drumm - 2058