Missouri — Targeted Issue

Psychological First Aid for Violent Injuries to Children

Oct. 1, 1994 - Sept. 30, 1997

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Project Overview
Goal: Enhance the community's ability to respond to the growing incidence of violence and its impact on the children who view the violence. Objectives: (1) establish a community referral network among organizations and systems that respond to and treat children affected by violence; (2) train and implement multidisciplinary pediatric CISM teams who are sensitive to children of diverse cultures; (3) identify and reduce the emotional toll on children ages 5-11 who witness violence in the target community of Kansas City; (4) establish a baseline data set on the incidence of children under the age of 16 who witness homicides and firearms injuries to another child; (5) disseminate to a wide audience the findings on community response and childhood witness to violence and firearm injuries.
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Main Contact
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Name Role(s) Phone Email
Jane Knapp, MD
  • Principal Investigator


Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
Psychological First Aid Presentation Emergency Medical Service Conference 1997
The Injured Child: A Pediatricians Point of View Presentation Grand Rounds, University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine 1997
Psychological First Aid for Children Who Witness Violence Presentation Grand Rounds, St. Louis Children's Hospital (1996); Pediatrics for the Practitioner, AAP Annual Meeting, Plenary Session (1997) 1996 & 1997
Psychological First Aid For Children Who Witness Violence Presentation Grand Rounds, St. Louis Children's Hospital 1996
Family Violence and Chemical Dependency Presentation University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy 1995
Violence in the Lives of Children Presentation Grand Rounds at the 11th Annual Intensive Course in Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1994