Grand Challenges: AFTER: A Hospital Violence Intervention Program For Youth Victims of Gunshot Injury
Community Based Approach To The Development of The Acute Family Treatment and Emergency Reparation (AFTER)
The Acute Family Treatment and Emergency Reparation (A.F.T.E.R.) intervention is a hospital-based, short-term family intervention for youth who have been injured by gunshot. Partnering with community members, agencies, and hospitals, A.F.T.E.R. supports youth and their families by providing psychoeducation about trauma; addressing the immediate emotional and psychological effects of gunshot injury; increasing families' confidence in their ability to manage post-injury rehabilitation and reentry into the community; fostering strength-based coping skills; and strengthening communication between parents/caretakers and their injured youth.