A Clinical Case Report of a Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Treatment Team Serving a Client with Complex Medical and Social Needs

Melik Coffey, Kateri Chapman-Kramer, Kristen L. Mueller, Christopher A. Behr, Michael A. Mancini, Lindsay M. Kranker, Matt Vogel, Vicki Moran

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Abstract

In this case study, we describe a client, pseudonymously named Kai, who suffered multiple firearm injuries and was enrolled in a hospital-based violence intervention program (HVIP). Kai required multi-disciplinary care in pediatric and adult Level I Trauma Centers. His care was complicated by behavioral health issues, poverty, and a lack of adequate access to community-based healthcare and social support, leading to deteriorating health, frequent hospitalizations, and high health care utilization. Providers from the HVIP repeatedly worked with Kai, advocated for enhanced care, and provided him with the support necessary to heal and recover. This case report details the exceptional work HVIPs can do to support at-risk individuals, disrupt the cycle of violence, and promote healing and safety.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Social Work Journal
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2024

Keywords

  • Access to health care
  • Community care networks
  • Multidisciplinary communication
  • Violence prevention

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