Dr. Kassam-Adams’ current research focuses on data sharing and data harmonization in traumatic stress research, and on the development and evaluation of tools that enable trauma-informed and family-centered care in pediatric health settings. Current National Institutes of Health-funded projects include an eHealth tool incorporating game-based screening of child symptoms and functioning, and online training for providers in non-pediatric emergency departments.
Dr. Fein conducts youth violence prevention research and has been the principal investigator (PI) or co-investigator of numerous federally funded projects addressing the youth violence epidemic through mixed-methods research, particularly community-based, participatory research (CBPR). He is currently the PI for a NICHD-funded study looking at the impact of a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) prevention program on assault-injured youth and their families.
The majority of adolescent males receiving care in the pediatric emergency department after experiencing a violence-related injury - typically from peer assaults - felt they needed mental health services, according to a study by researchers from the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
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Editor's Note: View the original blog post here, and click here and here to learn more about CHOP's approach to trauma-informed care training. Over the past few years, VPI@CHOP has implemented trauma-informed care (TIC) training across the CHOP organization using a theory-based approach developed from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Framework for Spread (FFS) and from
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