Post-Traumatic Stress in Victims of Gun Violence
“Relief of Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress for Victims of Gun Violence”
To test the hypothesis that adult individuals who are victims of gun violence will have decreased symptoms of post-traumatic stress after an individual-level intervention with the Screening and Tool for Awareness and Relief of Trauma (START).
Behavioral - Screening Tool for Relief of Trauma (START)
The Screening and Tool for Awareness and Relief of Trauma (START) was developed for patients that come from communities with sustained and persistent trauma. It consists of six screening questions adapted from the validated Primary Care PTSD Screen, with input from focus groups, surveys and in-depth interviews with victims of violence. The full START intervention requires 30-45 minutes of structured conversation at the end of which the participant leaves with a better understanding of trauma ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org
Behavioral - standard of care
Screening for PTSD and referral for outpatient services if warranted as well as usual care from Violence Prevention and Outreach Program (VPOP) staff.
Relief of Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress for Victims of Gun Violence: