District of Columbia — Targeted Issue

Mental Health Services for Youth Who Present to Emergency Departments for Self-Destructive and Interpersonal Assault Injuries

Oct. 1, 1999 - Feb. 28, 2001

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Project Overview
Injury, violence, and drug abuse threaten American youth. Presentation to an emergency department for an injury or poisoning may be an opportunity for prevention. The goals of this project are to (1) develop, implement, and evaluate a service delivery model to identify needs of youth injury victims in the emergency department; and (2) explore the feasibility of a case management strategy of linkage to mental health services and community resources to prevent future injury.
George Washington University
Main Contact
Award Amount


Name Role(s) Phone Email
Tina Cheng, MD, MPH
  • Principal Investigator


Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
Effectiveness of a mentor-implemented, violence prevention intervention for assault-injured youths presenting to the emergency department: results of a randomized trial Research Paper/Publication Pediatrics 2012
Randomized trial of a case management program for assault-injured youth: impact on service utilization and risk for reinjury Research Paper/Publication Pediatr Emerg Care 2008
Youth and parental attitudes toward fighting Research Paper/Publication J Interpers Violence. 2008;23:544-60. Epub 2008 Feb 14. 2008