Washington State Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network (FTPN) Compiler

October 2022

The FTPN compiler is an information email that highlights non-political informational resources, research, trainings, webinars, and events.

In this issue:

  • 2022 National Research Conference on Firearm Injury Prevention (conference)
  • Firearm Safety Webinar (webinar)
  • Quick-Look on Firearm Deaths (report)
  • 2022 Pediatric Community Health Assessment (CHA) Featuring Firearm-Related Injuries (report)
  • 5 Things You Should Know About Domestic Violence and Firearms (blog)
  • I Am a Gun Owner and Suicidologist: Here’s What You Need to Know to Keep Young People Safe (blog)
  • 5 Facts About Mass Shootings in K-12 Schools (article)
  • Firearm Locking Devices brochure available in multiple languages (resource)

2022 National Research Conference on Firearm Injury Prevention

The 2022 National Research Conference on Firearm Injury Prevention will take place November 29 – December 1, 2022, in Washington, D.C. It will showcase and advance the latest science in firearm injury prevention. Learn more or register.
Source: The Bullet Points Project

Firearm Safety Webinar, December 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. PDT

Safer Homes, Suicide Aware offers a firearms safety webinar to address the training needs of first-time buyers and other who are new to firearms ownership. This webinar is open to call but is particularly relevant for new or inexperienced firearms owners, those who are returning to firearms ownership after a long absence, or anyone else who wishes to attend a refresher course. Learn more or register.
Source: Forefront Suicide Prevention

Quick-Look on Firearm Deaths

The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention released the newest Quick-Look exploring data from firearm deaths entered into the National Fatality Review-Case Reporting System, including demographics, information on storage of the firearm, and components of the death scene investigation. Read here.
Source: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention

2022 Pediatric Community Health Assessment (CHA) Featuring Firearm-Related Injuries

As of 2017, nationwide firearm-related injuries surpassed motor vehicle crashes as the most common cause of death from injury in children and adolescents. The 2022 Pediatric CHA uses epidemiological data and feedback from community stakeholders and families to describe the health of children, teens, and families in Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, including impacts of firearm-related injuries noted on pages 86-87.
Source: Seattle Children’s

5 Things You Should Know About Domestic Violence and Firearms

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Half of intimate partner homicides are by firearm. Learn about the complex intersection of firearms and domestic violence. Read the blog.
Source: The Bullet Points Project

I Am a Gun Owner and Suicidologist: Here’s What You Need to Know to Keep Young People Safe

“In a moment of acute distress, access to lethal means (or lack thereof) can be the difference between life and death”. Adolescent suicidologist, gun owner, and sportsman, Dr. Kurt Michael, shares about the importance of reducing access to lethal means for adolescent suicide prevention. Read the blog.
Source: The Jed Foundation

5 Facts About Mass Shootings in K-12 Schools

Learn what’s been found through National Institute of Justice research about how to detect, prevent, and respond to these tragic events. Read the article.
Source: National Institute of Justice

Firearm Locking Devices brochure

Lock It Up offers a Firearm Locking Devices brochure for information on different types of gun storage devices. (Available in multiple languages including Amharic, simplified and traditional Chinese, Marshallese, Somali, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and English).
Source: Public Health Seattle & King County

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Sincerely,

The WA Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network

www.seattlechildrens.org/FTPN

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