CAP IN ACTION
Trauma Prevention Initiative
The Los Angeles County Trauma Prevention Initiative (TPI) serves to support intervention work with Hospital-based Intervention, Street Outreach and Community Violence Intervention. It provides Capacity Building through Peer-to-Peer Violence Prevention Learning and Training and Technical Assistance, and works in Prevention in communities through facilitated community engagement and strategic planning (CAP meeting) and implementing community identified prevention strategies.
Partnered with trauma centers, county departments and community stakeholders to decrease trauma disparities and reduce trauma injuries and deaths throughout Los Angeles County.
Violence is preventable.
Multisector collaboration is required to address root causes and symptoms of violence. Intervention strategies that address the immediacy of violence are critical to enable prevention strategies to take root. Through a public health approach, TPI is building a model through community empowerment
and systems change that includes intervention, capacity building, and prevention strategies.
Community stakeholders prioritize strategies that build leadership capacity and promote dialogue and healing. Examples include:
Group facilitation training
Healing informed arts instruction
and community storytelling in partnership with
LA County Arts Commission
mediation and implicit bias training
in partnership with LA County Commission on Human Relations
Community engagement in TPI communities builds local leadership, promotes positive identity, and develops priorities to guide violence prevention work through Community Action for Peace groups, community events and summits. Community engagement also provides avenues for other departments and initiatives to get involved in the communities.
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As part of ongoing community engagement efforts for the Trauma Prevention Initiative (TPI), Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) staff are supporting community residents and stakeholders in Westmont West Athens and other TPI communities to build local leadership and develop and implement strategic action plans to reduce trauma and violence.
COVID - 19 updates
The LA County Office of Communications and Public Affairs is dedicated to providing accurate and useful health information for consumers and external partners. The office serves as the department's primary liaison to the news media as a source of timely health information. The office also provides support for department program activities, legislative efforts, and relationship building with stakeholders.