What You Can Do to Combat Gun Violence (Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition action sheet)
Mission statement: The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the reduction of death and injury caused by firearms.
Mission statement: The Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition (ILGVP) advocates for common sense, evidence-based gun violence prevention measures that will save lives in Illinois.
Guns in the Home
Learn how to make your home safer at EndFamilyFire.org.
"We look at this as a public health issue," said Seattle Children's Hospital's chief medical officer.
House to hold first hearing on gun violence in nearly a decade (The Hill, 01/31/2019)
On February 6 the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on gun violence prevention for the first time in eight years.
Even before the final votes are counted, one thing is already clear: the politics of guns has shifted dramatically in the past year.
Why do so many Americans kill one another, and how can the violence be stopped? The C.D.C. quit studying these and other questions over 20 years ago.
To end gun violence in Chicago, should we focus on quick fixes or root causes? Yes. (Crain's Chicago Business)
The debate often is whether it's more important to focus on immediate solutions or to take a longer view and address its root causes. A new survey shows that this is a false choice, Nina Vinik, director of the Joyce Foundation's Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform Program, writes in this Crain's op-ed.
At least four counties have passed resolutions declaring themselves "sanctuary counties," meaning they would not enforce any gun control measures passed by state lawmakers.
Nearly one mass shooting a day, according to the Gun Violence Archive’s count.
Active-Shooter Drills Are Tragically Misguided (The Atlantic, March 2019)
There’s scant evidence that they’re effective. They can, however, be psychologically damaging—and they reflect a dismaying view of childhood.
The ACE Questionnaire was developed as part of a groundbreaking study that found that certain adverse experiences in childhood can affect not only adult social and emotional well-being but physical health as well.
Many members of Generation Z—young people between 15 and 21—have taken more active roles in political activism this year, and a new survey indicates that the state of the nation is to blame for this generation's stress levels.
Helping Teachers Manage the Weight of Trauma (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Teachers, counselors, and administrators may recognize the cumulative stressors that they face, but they don't always realize that their symptoms are a common reaction to working with traumatized children.
How Trauma Affects Kids in School (Child Mind Institute)
Learn how trauma from ongoing neglect, abuse, homelessness or violence causes children to have problems with learning and behavior, and how to help these kids.
Worried about gun violence, more than 20 Illinois schools install blue emergency boxes that notify police of an active shooter (Chicago Tribune)
Concern over gun violence at schools has prompted one parochial school on Chicago's North Side to install a nearly $90,000 security system, designed to quickly notify police in the event that an active shooter is on the church or school premises.
Mission statement: Gun Violence Archive (GVA) is a not for profit corporation formed in 2013 to provide free online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence in the United States. GVA will collect and check for accuracy, comprehensive information about gun-related violence in the U.S. and then post and disseminate it online.
The Armed States of America (Statista)
Gun ownership data.
Total and per capita gun ownership.
Data from the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention