Washington State Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network Compiler

The WA Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network (FTPN) is a partnership between Seattle Children’s Hospital, Lock It Up, Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, working to bring people together in a non-political effort to work toward preventing firearm tragedies.

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

Firearm Homicides and Suicides in Major Metropolitan Areas – United States, 2015-2016 and 2018-2019 (published January 7, 2022)

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published updated data for firearm homicide rates and firearm suicide rates in large metropolitan areas collectively and nationally. Read the report.

Source: CDC MMWR

Talking About “Firearm Injury” and “Gun Violence”: Words Matter
Suggestions and opinions as a starting point for culturally respectful, conversation-promoting language related to firearms, suicide by firearm, and community violence involving firearms from the perspective of varied organizations and disciplines. Read it here.

Source: Children’s Safety Network, published by the American Journal of Public Health

New Children’s Safety Network (CSN) Infographics on Firearm Safety
See the new infographic series, Firearm Safety: Preventing Death by Suicide and Firearm Safety: Preventing Death by Homicide, to learn more about firearm death rates by sex and race/ethnicity, as well as suggestions for families, clinicians and schools/communities to prevent these deaths.

Additionally, CSN and Children’s Safety Now Alliance did analysis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data and found that American Indian/Alaskan Native youth have the:

Source: Children’s Safety Network

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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