Session 1 9:00-10:30 Keynote

May 17, 2019

9:00-10:30 am

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza Ballroom

Keynote Speaker: Jaleel Abdul-Adil, Ph.D.

Over a (Gun) Barrel:

Roles and Responses in Violence Prevention

(1.5 CE/CEU Credits)

 

This introductory workshop will present a professional provider framework for perspectives and practices in violence prevention that was developed at the Urban Youth Trauma Center (UYTC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a site in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Adapted from the World Health Organization violence prevention model, UYTC has constructed a socio-ecological model of trauma-informed violence prevention and intervention to serve a continuum of public and mental health needs related to community violence exposure, perpetration, and victimization.

The workshop will apply the UYTC violence prevention model to addressing gun violence in contemporary urban contexts.  Topics will also include historical contexts, socio-political dynamics, peer group influences, and other contemporary factors that can both contribute to current crisis as well as support best practice solutions.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this introductory-level workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the context and causes of contemporary community violence with an emphasis on gun-related factors.
  2. Describe recommended professional best practices for community violence prevention and intervention for urban populations.
  3. Discuss specific applications of recommended best practices in daily settings for attending providers.

Professional Bio of Presenter, Jaleel Abdul-Adil, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Jaleel Abdul-Adil, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has worked as provider, supervisor, researcher, and consultant for almost 30 years addressing violence and other stressors in Chicago and other low-income urban communities in major metropolitan areas in the U.S. Dr. Abdul-Adil is currently the Co-Director of the Urban Youth Trauma Center, a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), and he is Chair Emeritus of the NCTSN Community Violence Committee.

References:

  1. Mercy J.A. (2016).  Global violence prevention: The time is now.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 50, 2016. Mikton, C.R., Butchart, A., Dahlberg, L.L. & Krug, E.G. (2016).
  2. Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 50, Issue 5, 652-659.
  3. Wolf, A., Gray, R. & Fazela, S. (2014). Violence as a public health problem: An ecological study of 169 countries.  Social Science & Medicine, Volume 104, 220-227.