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Healing Hurt People: Hospital- and Community-based Violence Intervention

November 14, 2023

The Stoneleigh Foundation and Drexel University’s Healing Hurt People hosted a virtual convening featuring a presentation and discussion on an innovative approach to addressing the mental health needs of Philadelphia youth impacted by community violence.

Over the past two decades, hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) have been created to meet the needs of youth impacted by violence. Historically, HVIPs have focused on reducing re-injury and retaliation and accessing case management services. Only recently have HVIPs implemented interventions focused on mental health.

Established in Philadelphia in 2007, Healing Hurt People (HHP) is a hospital- and community-based violence intervention program at Drexel University. Since 2009, HHP has provided services to pediatric victims of violence in partnership with St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. In 2013, HHP onboarded its first Community Health Worker Peer, and in 2018, launched the implementation of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

This webinar reflected on the foundations and evolution of Healing Hurt People and presented findings from the implementation of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with peer services and case management for Black and Latino children ages 8 to 18 and their caregivers.


Judith Cohen
TF-CBT Co-developer
Professor of Psychiatry; Medical Director 

Drexel University College of Medicine; Center for Traumatic Stress for Children and Adolescents, Allegheny Health Network

Ted Corbin
Healing Hurt People Co-founder
Professor and Chairperson

Former Stoneleigh Fellow
Department of Emergency Medicine, Rush University Medical Center

Waltkeem Jenkins
Community Health Worker Peer
Healing Hurt People, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

Arturo Zinny
Stoneleigh Fellow
Assistant Clinical Professor and Executive Director

Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

Marie Williams (moderator)
Deputy Director
Stoneleigh Foundation