Call For Action to Prevent Gun Violence

Join national experts and over 150 organizations in signing the Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence.  Read about this 8-point plan which advocates for a comprehensive public health approach to gun violence that is informed by scientific evidence and free from partisan politics. Please sign and spread the word at  https://curry.virginia.edu/prevent-gun-violence

Although security measures are important, a focus on simply preparing for shootings is insufficient. We need a change in mindset and policy from reaction to prevention. Prevention entails more than security measures and begins long before a gunman comes to school. Learn more about a public health approach to protecting children as well as adults from gun violence, which  involves three levels of prevention: (1) universal approaches promoting safety and well-being for everyone; (2) practices for reducing risk and promoting protective factors for persons experiencing difficulties; and (3) interventions for individuals where violence is present or appears imminent.

 

Ashley Vigil-Otero