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Project Ujima Children’s Hospital and Health System
Project Ujima: Who we are  <ul><li>Ujima Kiswahili word  Ujima  (Creative Work & Responsibility) - To build and maintain o...
Project Ujima: Target Population <ul><li>Youth crime victims ages 7-18, 300 served annually through CHW EDTC </li></ul><ul...
Project Ujima: Goals <ul><li>Reduce the physical and psychosocial consequences of the injury </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treat t...
Project Ujima: Referrals <ul><li>Youth  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CHW EDTC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community agencies/schoo...
Project Ujima: Services <ul><li>Youth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crisis intervention, home visitation, medical follow-up, menta...
Project Ujima: Achievements <ul><li>2008-2009 Project Ujima was chosen as one of 10 best hospital programs in US showing s...
Project Ujima: Future <ul><li>Work with 10 model programs in the US to create: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Network of H...
Thank you! On behalf of the staff, children and families of Project Ujima!
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04.23.09 Project Ujima

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04.23.09 Project Ujima

  1. 1. Project Ujima Children’s Hospital and Health System
  2. 2. Project Ujima: Who we are <ul><li>Ujima Kiswahili word Ujima (Creative Work & Responsibility) - To build and maintain our community together and make our sisters' and brothers' problems our problems and solve them together. (Green Candle) </li></ul><ul><li>Started in 1995 in response to violence in Milwaukee </li></ul><ul><li>Legacy Child </li></ul><ul><li>In 1996, 163 children were treated </li></ul><ul><li>at CHW for GSW </li></ul>
  3. 3. Project Ujima: Target Population <ul><li>Youth crime victims ages 7-18, 300 served annually through CHW EDTC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Victims of Interpersonal Violence: GSW, Stabbings and Physical Assaults </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adults Crime Victims (2004), 500 served annually </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Victims of all assault types: robbery, assault, rape/sexual assault, DV and Homicide </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Project Ujima: Goals <ul><li>Reduce the physical and psychosocial consequences of the injury </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treat the “whole” child with comprehensive services—physical, mental and emotional </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reduce the chances of re-injury </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Since 2005 <1% recidivism rate for youth victims </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prevent the victim from becoming a violent offender </li></ul><ul><ul><li>65% of victims become offenders after injury (OVC, 2007) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Project Ujima: Referrals <ul><li>Youth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CHW EDTC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community agencies/schools/programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self Referral </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adults </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community agencies and partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self Referral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone can make a referral to Project Ujima by calling 414-266-2557. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Project Ujima: Services <ul><li>Youth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crisis intervention, home visitation, medical follow-up, mental health services and advocacy: court, school and victim. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Development Programs: Youth Leadership Council (YLC), summer camp, family activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adults </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support and intervention, home visitation, medical follow-up, mental health services and homicide survivor support group, family activities. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Project Ujima: Achievements <ul><li>2008-2009 Project Ujima was chosen as one of 10 best hospital programs in US showing strong outcomes for youth victims of violence </li></ul><ul><li>In November 2004, Project Ujima received the &quot;Professional Innovation in Victim Services&quot; award from the Federal Department of Justice. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2003, Project Ujima received the &quot;Outstanding Achievement in Sustained Community-University Partnerships&quot; award from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Project Ujima: Future <ul><li>Work with 10 model programs in the US to create: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Network of Hospital-based Violence Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best practice model for hospital violence programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Replication of Project Ujima program model in other areas of WI with high rates of violence </li></ul>
  9. 9. Thank you! On behalf of the staff, children and families of Project Ujima!

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