Resources and Events from the Washington Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network

Spring Washington State Firearm Tragedy Prevention (FTPN) meeting is May 18 – join us!

Safe firearm storage education and giveaway event in Chehalis on June 25

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Joe’s Outdoor Sports Shop, Providence Swedish, and Valley View Medical Center are offering safe firearm storage education and a free lock box or trigger lock to each registered event attendee in Chehalis on Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn more and register:[SI1]  – for help registering in a language other than English, call 206-987-6197. Source: Seattle Children’s

How Hospitals Can Help Prevent Gun Violence (podcast)

Trauma surgeon Dr. Chethan Sathya talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about treating gun violence as a public health issue in emergency departments, how to help people at risk of being shot, and the push to make conversations about gun safety standard practice. Listen to the podcast (11 min). Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention 2021 Report

The Legislature created the Washington Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention (OFSVP) in the Department of Commerce to support and coordinate the implementation of evidence-based firearm violence intervention and prevention strategies across Washington state. See the 2021 report for progress made so far, recommendations, and next steps.

Source: Washington State Dept. of Commerce

New video series from DOH: Vaccine Conversations Using a Trauma-Informed Approach

The Washington State Department of Health has developed a series of videos on using a traumainformed approach during when discussing the COVID-19 vaccine. The videos provide guidance and tools for health care providers and public health professionals to help increase their awareness of trauma in a practice setting, strategies for building trust, the influence of historical and previous experience of trauma on vaccine hesitancy, strategies for working with children, teens and adults, and more.  We hope you take the time to watch these important videos! The video playlist is available on the DOH YouTube channel.

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