MAYOR WALSH TO LAUNCH NEW TRAUMA RESPONSE TEAMS

Neighborhood Trauma Teams in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and East Boston to strengthen City response efforts
BOSTON – Friday, April 21, 2017 – Next week, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) will launch new, neighborhood-based trauma response and recovery teams that will offer immediate support to Boston residents and ongoing access to trauma treatments. The Neighborhood Trauma Teams will be in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and East Boston, and will be managed by BPHC and co-led by teams consisting of a community health center and a community partner.
The Neighborhood Trauma Teams will expand on other citywide violence prevention efforts to offer a more coordinated system of care for residents impacted by violence and trauma in their neighborhoods, and will offer individual and family crisis response services, short-term case management, coping groups and ongoing trauma recovery services.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

                  11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Whittier Street Health Center, 2nd floor

                  1290 Tremont St., Roxbury
WHO: Mayor Martin J. Walsh

                  Felix G. Arroyo, Chief of Health and Human Services

                  Monica Valdes Lupi, JD, MPH, Executive Director, BPHC

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