Our highly trained intervention specialists are available to respond to violence-related incidents within the hospital. They provide emotional support, crisis intervention, and resource referrals to individuals and families affected by violence, helping to address their immediate needs and ensure their safety.
Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program
The Paterson Healing Collective is a compassionate and comprehensive hospital-based violence intervention program aimed at addressing the devastating impact of violence on individuals and communities in Passaic County. We are dedicated to providing support, healing, and empowerment to individuals affected by violence, with a focus on breaking the cycle of violence and promoting positive change.
Our program operates within the hospital setting, recognizing that hospitals often serve as critical entry points for individuals impacted by violence. We work closely with medical professionals, social workers, and community partners to ensure a holistic and integrated approach to violence intervention and prevention.
Key Program Components
Our ultimate goal is to empower individuals affected by violence to reclaim their lives, heal from their traumas, and build a future free from violence. The Paterson Healing Collective is committed to fostering a community where every individual can thrive, free from the fear of violence, and with access to the support they need to lead fulfilling lives.
The Financial Literacy and Mental Wellness Leadership Academy is a transformative violence intervention program that equips individuals with the essential skills and knowledge needed to break free from cycles of violence and build a brighter future. Our program recognizes the interconnectedness of financial well-being and mental wellness, understanding that addressing both areas is crucial for sustainable personal growth and community empowerment.
Key Program Components
The Financial Literacy and Mental Wellness Leadership Academy is committed to fostering a community where individuals have the knowledge, skills, and support necessary to achieve financial stability, mental wellness, and community leadership. Through our comprehensive approach, we empower participants to break free from the cycle of violence, overcome barriers, and create a brighter future for themselves and their communities.
Survivor Support Group
The Survivor Group for Parents and Family is a compassionate and supportive program specifically designed for individuals who have tragically lost loved ones to gun violence. We understand the unique pain, challenges, and complex emotions that arise in the aftermath of such devastating loss, and our program is dedicated to providing a safe space for healing, connection, and growth.
This survivor group is a place where parents and family members can come together, share their stories, and find solace among others who have experienced similar losses. Facilitated by experienced counselors and grief support professionals, the group offers a confidential and non-judgmental environment where participants can freely express their feelings, fears, and struggles.
Through sharing and listening, participants will discover that they are not alone in their grief. The survivor group aims to foster a sense of community, empathy, and understanding among its members. The power of peer support is invaluable in navigating the complex emotions that accompany such profound loss, and this group provides a space for individuals to connect, heal, and find strength in each other.
In addition to emotional support, the survivor group offers practical resources and coping strategies to help participants navigate the challenges they may encounter on their grief journey. Workshops and discussions may focus on self-care, grief processing, trauma healing, navigating the justice system, and advocating for change in the realm of gun violence prevention.
The Survivor Group for Parents and Family understands that healing is a unique and ongoing process. We recognize that each individual’s grief journey is different, and our program is tailored to honor and respect the diverse needs and experiences of its members. We aim to empower participants to find meaning and hope amidst their pain, supporting them in rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of loss.
If you are a parent or family member who has tragically lost a loved one to gun violence, we invite you to join our survivor group. Together, we can create a space where healing is nurtured, connections are formed, and the memory of our loved ones lives on. Let us walk this journey together, supporting one another and finding strength in our shared experiences.
Community Outreach Walks and Events
Our Violence Intervention Program is proud to present our Community Outreach Walks, an engaging and proactive approach to raising awareness about violence prevention and intervention in our local community. These walks aim to foster unity, promote dialogue, and empower individuals to take a stand against violence while building stronger, safer neighborhoods. By actively engaging community members and local organizations, we strive to create lasting change and support those affected by violence.
Join us for our Community Outreach Walks and be a part of the movement toward a safer, more compassionate community. Together, we can make a difference and create a future free from violence.
Socio-Emotional Learning Program
The Socio-Emotional Learning Program is a transformative initiative designed specifically for high school students who have been impacted by violence and are justice involved. We recognize the unique challenges and barriers these students face in their academic and personal lives, and our program is dedicated to fostering resilience, emotional well-being, and positive growth.
Through a comprehensive curriculum rooted in socio-emotional learning principles, the program equips students with essential life skills, self-awareness, and tools for navigating adversity. Our team of dedicated mentors provide a safe and supportive environment where students can explore their emotions, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and build positive relationships.
The program focuses on developing key socio-emotional competencies, such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Through engaging workshops, group discussions, and experiential activities, students gain a deeper understanding of their own emotions, develop empathy for others, and learn effective strategies for conflict resolution and communication.
We understand the impact of trauma and the importance of trauma-informed care. Our program provides trauma-sensitive support, ensuring that students feel heard, validated, and empowered on their healing journey. We aim to help students process their experiences, overcome challenges, and build a foundation for a brighter future by using a transformative and restorative justice model.
The Socio-Emotional Learning Program also emphasizes the cultivation of positive relationships and a sense of belonging within a supportive community. Students are encouraged to engage in peer support networks, mentoring programs, and community service initiatives that allow them to connect with others who share similar experiences and develop a sense of purpose and agency.
Additionally, the program offers academic support, career exploration, and college readiness resources to help students envision and pursue their future goals. By providing guidance and equipping them with the necessary skills, we aim to empower students to overcome barriers, break cycles of violence, and shape their own narratives of success.
If you are a high school student impacted by violence and involved in the justice system, we invite you to join our Socio-Emotional Learning Program. Together, we can create a space where healing is nurtured, resilience is fostered, and personal growth flourishes. Let us embark on this transformative journey together, supporting one another as we navigate the path to a brighter future.
Training and Technical Assistance
Under the direction of Dr. Liza Chowdhury, our team can provide training and technical assistance around the topics of restorative justice, transformative justice, critical race theory, violence as a public health problem, cvi strategies, grant writing, and wellness approaches for staff. Please email inquiries for training and technical assistance directly to Dr. Chowdhury at firstname.lastname@example.org.