Young guns: U-M study finds high rate of firearm violence in high-risk youth after assault injury

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Research done in an urban emergency department suggests this may be a prime location for efforts to intervene and stop the cycle of firearm violence ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Two young men in their late teens sit in adjacent rooms of an inner-city emergency room. One is getting care for injuries he suffered in a fight, the other, for a …

Hollywood’s Unapologetic Portrayal of Gun Violence

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During a recent trip to the movie theater to see Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie ‘Django Unchained’ I felt rather unsettled to see two young parents sitting in front of me accompanied by a young boy who was barely ten years old. In classic Tarantino fashion the controversial film became a glorified blood bath as its characters wielded guns, fought violently …

Social Justice Forum on Gun Control & Violence

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This past Friday, I attended a forum with a focus on gun control, gun violence, and social justice solutions. As a brief introduction, the speakers at this event were: Dr. Desmond Patton – his “research is broadly focused on urban African American male development and identity. He is specifically interested in the mechanisms and processes underlying how African American adolescent …

Are There Lessons to Be Learned?

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By: Pete Hutchison, YES Program Manager and Flint resident Sitting in my office in Flint, Michigan reflecting on the tragedy that has taken place in Connecticut,  I’m not sure what to make of it.  After spending 39 years trying to prevent violence generally and youth violence specifically, it seems that there should be something profound to say.  Yet as I …

December 2012 Connecticut School Shooting Position Statement

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Nine school violence prevention researchers and practitioners nationwide have developed a position statement on the Dec. 14, 2012 Connecticut school shootings that is being disseminated across the U.S. today. This statement is in response to the tragic acts of violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School and updates the School Shootings Position Statement that was disseminated nationally following the tragic school-related …