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LESS THAN 2 SPOTS! Chicago District CEU Event: Interrupting the Violence (Chicago)

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 4:00pm
This event lasts 0 days 4 hours and 15 minutes.


Training Schedule

4:00-6:00pm | Cure Violence

6:15-8:15pm | Northwestern Trauma and Surgical Initiative (NTSI)

Cure Violence

Since 1995, Cure Violence (originally named CeaseFire), an initiative of the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health, has successfully worked to reduce violence around the world. In partnership with local government agencies and community organizations, the CVCF health model of addressing community violence is currently being implemented in more than 60 sites in over 25 cities in eight countries. CV’s Hospital Response Program is the highest volume and longest-running multi-institutional program of its type operational in Chicago. Established in 2005, the program now serves almost 2,000 patients and 3,000 family members and peers annually (1,771 patients and 2736 visitors in 2016). It began in one hospital trauma center (Advocate Christ Medical Center) and has since expanded. Other CV implementation cities have also chosen to implement the program as part of their violence prevention efforts, including Philadelphia, New Orleans, New York, Kansas City, and Baltimore. Evaluation of the program in Chicago found that it was associated with a nearly 50% decrease in readmission for violent injury over a 3-year period relative to a non-intervention control group. Evaluation of the program in New Orleans showed a reduction in repeat shooting victims of 44% due to the intervention. Successful implementation sites serving Chicagon include: Advocate Christ Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, John H. Stroger Hospital, and burgeoning sites at Loyola Medical Center and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The goal of this workshop will be to provide information about violence in Chicago, best practices for violence reduction using the public health approach, and iterative conversation with program Leadership, Hospital Responders, and Case Managers.

Speakers: LeVon Stone Sr. is the Program Director for Cure Violence Illinois. He began volunteering with Cure Violence (known at that time as CeaseFire) in 2004, as a key liaison between Violence Interrupters and the community. In 2006, he was hired to work as a Violence Interrupter in the Roseland community. He worked part-time in 2006 and full-time by 2007 as a Hospital Responder. When the program expanded in 2011 to include a long-term follow-up case manager, LeVon advanced to the role of Hospital Case Manager. In May of 2012, LeVon was promoted to become the Hospital Response Coordinator, managing oversight of all hospital partnerships across the Chicagoland area. Advancing within the organization again in January 2016, LeVon’s current role as Program Director for Cure Violence Illinois requires oversight of all program operations for the organization in Chicago and throughout the state of Illinois, including management of community, hospital and school program activities. In 2009, he enrolled in Northeastern Illinois University to pursue higher education. He received his bachelor’s degree in Inner City Studies with a Public Health concentration in May 2013 and completed his master’s degree in the same discipline in May 2015. He is frequently invited to speak at events, to the media, and academic conferences.

Sheila Regan is a Certified Health Data Analyst with expertise in public health interventions, specifically around violence prevention and with vulnerable populations. She has 10 years of direct experience analyzing population level health data for underserved populations in Chicago, Illinois and the nation. Ms. Regan has partnered with clinicians on multiple studies aiming to improve scientific understanding of health issues among disenfranchised populations and interventions to ameliorate disparities. In roles at Cure Violence, she worked extensively to bridge gaps between community members and academic/medical institutions, specifically with the goal of violence prevention & violent injury impact reduction. Ms. Regan also worked with various government and medical institutions to improve understanding & analysis of interinstitutional trends, with the long-term goal of building cross-institutional data systems with trauma hospitals and healthcare systems on initiatives to improve care provider capacity and patient outcomes. Ms. Regan has worked in multiple roles on research project in this realm including study design, development, data systems development, abstract/manuscript writing and data analysis. Sheila Regan has played an integral role in the development of the Cure Violence Illinois hospital intervention, starting as an external partner employed by Mount Sinai Hospital, a local level 1 trauma center. As the hospital program director from 2007 – 2013, Ms. Regan was solely responsible for oversight of 24/7 operations of the program in Chicago, development of program structure & foundational documents as well as technical assistance to Cure Violence replication sites nationally. Prior to her time with Cure Violence, Sheila worked directly with violently injured patients, including injury by sexual, domestic, shooting, stabbing and other violence, as the Crime Victim Advocate for Mount Sinai Hospital. Since 2000, she has worked as an advocate for individuals experiencing sexual abuse and/or domestic violence and has certification working with both populations. She completed her bachelors of science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2004 with dual degrees in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Critical Theory. Sheila received the National Merit Scholarship in 2000.

John Hardy is a Senior Program Manager for CeaseFire Chicago. Prior to this promotion in 2016, Mr. Hardy served for 5 years as case manager for patients injured by violence and treated at John H Stroger Hospital, Cook County’s public trauma center. In this role, John provided supportive aftercare to patients shot, stabbed or beaten in an effort to ameliorate the impacts of trauma injury and direct at-risk individuals on a healthier trajectory. Born and raised in Chicago, Mr. Hardy has dedicated the past 20 years of his career to developing youth and young adults, in particular working with Chicago’s most vulnerable populations in a variety of settings. Directly prior to his employment with CeaseFire, John supervised employment program situated directly in a neighborhood with elevated rates of violence, composed of a team of 19 coordinators & mentors working with 80 disconnected youth, on for the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative. Prior to this work, Mr. Hardy served as Director of Multi-Cultural Students Services/Student Life Coordinator & Assistant Football Coach/Recruiter for Northland College in Minnesota. A graduate of this college, Mr. Hardy served as a liaison between a rural college & city students to ensure successful outcomes for students and a resource for the institution to develop a diverse student body.

Northwestern Trauma and Surgical Initiative (NTSI)

The TRUE Communities Course, created by The Northwestern Trauma and Surgical Initiative, is based on focus groups done in the community and a qualitative analysis of the bystander effect. A free, 3-hour course was designed with a focus on skills that utilize easily available supplies on the scene, thereby negating the need for a formal first aid kit. The course addresses basic first aid, trauma wound care, principles of bystander care, and the psychological impact of trauma.

Speaker: Mamta Swaroop, MD FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery and serves in the Center for Global Health in the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her General Surgery residency at the University of South Florida in 2009 and her Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Northwestern in 2010. She serves as the Global Surgery Program Director for the residency and as a coveted mentor for the medical students’ Area of Scholarly Concentration Projects.

All courses offered through the NASW-Illinois Chapter meet the continuing education qualifications for LSWs, LCSWs, LPCs, LCPCs, LMFTs, RNs, LPNs, APNs, LCPs, and PELs (formerly Type 73) licensed in Illinois as required by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Location: Mt. Sinai Hospital
1500 South California Avenue
Chicago IL 60609
Auditorium Glasser A

Cost: 4 CEUs / $60 Nonmember / FREE NASW Member

CEU's Earned:  4 CEU's

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Registration Required: Yes

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    LESS THAN 2 SPOTS! Chicago District CEU Event: Interrupting the Violence (Chicago)

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  • 10-24-18

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