Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice-Drexel University School of Public Health

The mission of the Center is to promote health, nonviolence and social justice through trauma-informed practice, research, professional development, and advocacy for policy change.

John A. Rich, MD, MPH


Date Project Title
06/2007 to 12/2012 Healing Hurt People


The Liberation of a Unique Determination

By Sam Klossner,  MPH Candidate at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

One of the most impactful quotes I love is by the infamous Dr. Seuss: “Today You are You, that is truer than true! There is no one alive who is You-er than You!” I love this quote, not only for its message of encouragement, but because I truly am I, you are truly you, and we are truly we. We are told...

Emotional Spending: 'Tis The Season

By Nina Figueroa, MPH Candidate at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

Whether it is the holiday shopping season or not, I often find myself running to the mall to indulge in some retail therapy and eat a nice meal at one of my favorite restaurants after a long day filled with unexpected, unpleasant surprises at work and school in addition to an ongoing argument with my...

Worshipping Busy

By: Cara King,  MPH Candidate, Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health

Every day I’m surrounded by people that are in a hurry.  They’re speeding by in their cars, they’re pushing the time of the yellow light, they’re walking when the light is red, they’re talking on the phone gesticulating wildly, while run-walking to their next meeting. Please, don’t get me wrong. I am in...

MindKare Kiosk Featured in USA Today College

Drexel University implements new mental health kiosk   By Emily Rolen, Temple University June 25, 2015 1:32 pm   Walking through the Drexel University Recreation Center, I couldn’t even spot it at first. In fact, I walked by it multiple times. I just didn’t expect a kiosk that screens for mental illness to look like a sleek version of an ATM.   The sign next...

Let’s Not Hush the Issue Anymore

By Caitlin O'Brien

The scope of public health has grown tremendously over the past century. With the emergence of germ theory, the sanitation revolution, rise of chronic disease and new understandings of health disparities, the field has seeped into many aspects of society that affect our health. Despite this ongoing expansion, there is a serious threat to our health that is...

Ted Corbin Speaks to NPR's Weekend Edition About Helping Victims of Urban Violence

This past Sunday, Dr. Ted Corbin spoke with Rachel Martin, host of NPR's Weekend Edition, about hospital-focused efforts to help victims of urban violence.  Dr. Corbin spoke about how individuals in his field of Emergency Medicine can sieze on what he refers to as the "golden moment," when a victim of violent injury comes to the Emergency Room and is ready to make a change in his/her life, to...

The Price of Public Violence

By Alex Kotlowitz

Published on 2/23/13

EVERY year, the Chicago Police Department issues a report with the macabre title “Chicago Murder Analysis.” It’s a short but eye-opening document. Do the calculations and you realize that in the past 15 years, 8,083 people have been killed, most of them in a concentrated part of the city. There’s one particularly startling revelation that...

Lessons Learned in Our Use of Social Media to Reduce Mental and Behavioral Health Stigma

Social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter are used by millions of individuals everyday to communicate and keep in contact with family, friends and acquaintances.  Because of the millions of people who use these sites everyday, social media can also be of great use to businesses and organizations within the private, public or social sectors as such sites can help increase an...

Welcome to Hell: Philadelphia Has a Serious Case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Philly Magazine has recently featured a story about Violence, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and how indviduals deal with trauma in Philadelphia communities. Dr. Theodore Corbin, Dr. John Rich, and Dr. Sandra Bloom of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice discuss PTSD, the effects of trauma, and help to share inspirational stories of individuals surviving violence and making a...

Healing for Victims of Violence

  By Theodore Corbin, MD, MPP

As an emergency-room physician, I am used to dealing with the results of violent attacks. But after many years of stitching up injured young people, I understand ever more urgently that this is not enough. We must break the cycle of violence.

We can start by intervening in hospital emergency rooms, the place where we engage victims right after...

The Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice

The Drexel University School of Public Health, in partnership with the Drexel University College of Medicine and Hahnemann Hospital, has established the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice with more than $1M in grants. The Center focuses on trauma as a public health issue and provides a program of healing for victims of violence.

The center is designed to help provide the social...