Community Violence and Nonfatal Gunshot Injuries: Implications for Mental Health Care

Mar 31, 2019 7:30am ‐ Mar 31, 2019 8:30am


Description

Nonfatal gunshot injuries present challenging physical and psychological consequences that are often complicated by barriers to services and racial disparities in health care. This session will discuss the unique needs of victims of community violence and the mental health counselors’ role in mitigating barriers and providing trauma-informed care.

  • Attendees will develop a more comprehensive understanding of the physical and psychological sequelae of nonfatal gunshot injuries and the unique psychosocial needs of this population.
  • Attendees will develop a deeper understanding of the barriers to healthcare faced by victims of community violence and the perpetuating factors of these barriers. Attendees will learn useful strategies to reduce these barriers and improve clinical outcomes.
  • Attendees will become familiar with principles of trauma-informed care and relevant perspectives from behavioral medicine and will reflect on how they can be incorporated into future clinical work with victims of community violence.

Speaker(s):

  • Jiaqi Ma, MA, Actively seeking clinical positions at the time of proposal submission, Recent graduate of Boston University

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