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GUN VIOLENCE: AMERICA’S PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS
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GUN VIOLENCE RESOURCES
The resources listed below are not meant to be comprehensive, but serve as a starting point for building awareness, empowerment, and engagement in our CSUN community.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS FOCUSED ON PREVENTING AND ADDRESSING GUN VIOLENCE
- Gun Violence Archive \ An online archive of gun violence incidents in the United States collected from over 2,500 media, law enforcement, government and commercial sources daily to provide near-real time data about the results of gun violence.
- Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence \ The Brady Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and implementing various public health and safety programs to combat gun violence.
- American Public Health Association Gun Violence Prevention \ Articles, data, and other resources provided by public health professionals in the United States about gun violence.
- Everytown for Gun Safety \ A nation-wide coalition committed to understanding the causes of gun violence, examining its impact on individuals and communities, and communicating this information to the public.
- American Psychological Association: Gun Violence Prevention \ Resources for coping with mass shootings, understanding the impact of gun violence on children, families, and communities, and addressing gun violence in the United States.
- National Register of Health Service Psychologists \ The National Register provides resources and articles to better inform and prepare psychologists and other mental health professionals to work with individuals and communities affected by gun violence.
- Children’s Defense Fund: We Can Do Better \ Resources, articles, tool kits, and data fact sheets designed to raise awareness, advocacy, and a commitment to child advocacy in addressing the impact of gun violence in the United States.
- Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence \ The Law Center is a policy organization dedicated to researching, writing, enacting, and defending laws, programs and policies to support citizens who seek to make their communities safer from gun violence.
- Be Smart Campaign \ Resources and tools to reduce the number of child gun deaths and unintentional shootings that occur when children get ahold of firearms.
CALIFORNIA ORGANIZATIONS SEEKING TO REDUCE AND PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE
- Women Against Gun Violence \ A coalition of legislators, community and activist groups committed to taking meaningful action to stem the public health epidemic of gun violence affecting communities through innovative programs, legislation, education, and speakers bureau.
- UC Davis Firearm Violence Prevention Research Center \ The newly launched center, with a $5 million appropriation from the state of California, seeks to focus on understanding the underlying causes of firearm violence and finding effective ways to prevent it.
- Los Angeles Gun Violence Prevention Network \ The purpose of this network is to reduce and prevent firearm-related injuries and change the culture that allows gun violence by providing education and resources to communities, the media, and elected officials.
- Hope and Heal Fund \ A network of California funders and community leaders focused on addressing gun violence in California and elevate community solutions that can be replicated across the United States.
- California State PTA \ A state-wide coalition for children, families, and education focused on social and educational programs that strengthens family engagement in all schools and communities.
- Curbing Gun Violence: Lessons From Public Health Successes \ from the Journal of the American Medical Association \ The study highlights the need of developing a multidimensional strategy for tackling the problem of gun violence in the aftermath of the Newtown school shootings.
- Reducing Gun Violence in America \ from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America \ Researchers argue that the adoption of mandatory waiting periods for handgun purchases lead to reductions in the number of gun homicides and implications for future policy interventions.
- Search for Ways to Reduce Gun Violence Spurred \ from the Journal of the American Medical Association \ Gun policy experts outline and discuss ways to reduce gun violence.
- Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence \ from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council \ A focus on the characteristics of firearm violence, risk and protective factors, intervention and strategies, and the influence of video games and other media.
- Gun Violence and the Meaning of American Schools \ from Educational Theory \ This essay examines the social meanings that exist in America society that might contribute to the phenomenon of targeted school shootings.
- The New Normal? Addressing Gun Violence in America \ from the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry \ A set of commentaries that seek to help support a better understand response to gun violence, challenge typical policy responses, and offers constructive strategies for preventing gun violence.
- Guns, Schools, and Mental Illness: Potential Concerns for Physicians and Mental Health Professionals \ from the Mayo Clinic Proceedings \ As the state and national debate continues regarding gun control, authors examine the role of physicians and mental health professionals in this debate and ongoing prevention.