Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Learning Objective 1: identify the aims, purpose, goals, and objectives, of The Safer Tomorrows: Injury Prevention and Violence Reduction Project.
Learning Objective 2: state the proposed outcomes of The Safer Tomorrows: Case Management Research Practice Model and Advanced Practice Research Model for children, adolescents, and families.
Children and adolescents exposed to violence and trauma may exhibit moderate to severe psycho-social-emotional health problems. In collaboration with the Michigan Department of Community Health, as well as, with other Partners, Volunteers, Collaborating Agencies and Organizations, The Safer Tomorrows: Injury Prevention and Violence Reduction Project© is identifying children and adolescents who are at-risk and who may or may not be at-risk for exposure to violence and trauma in their lives. The purpose of the intervention/program is to assist this population of children, adolescents, and families by identifying services and programs to enhance their overall health and well-being. Similarly, we plan to proactively promote the healing and restoration of this population. One of the proposed significant outcomes is The Safer Tomorrows Project Case Management Research Practice Model© . This model consists of a structured format which addresses the issues of (1) safety nets for children and adolescents who may need immediate, acute, short or long term multidisciplinary health care services, (2) access to services, resources, and programs, (3) coordination of services with local multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary community-based professionals and volunteers, and (4) global health education around the themes of injury prevention, violence reduction, and healthy peaceful conflict evidence-based resolutions or strategies. Multidisciplinary health and interdisciplinary professionals or providers and volunteers are called to help promote the healing and restoration of children, adolescents, and families who are at-risk and who may or may not be at-risk for exposure to violence and trauma. The Safer Tomorrows: Injury Prevention and Violence Reduction Project© is trying to confront and eliminate these disparate social justice, economic, and health care issues for this population.