Reporting on Mass Shootings is a website that has compiled a two-page document about general recommendations traditional media can use when reporting about mass shootings. They list what harmful versus helpful media coverage of such events can do and considerations on language and type of content shown. Visit the webpage here.
“The Don’t Name Them campaign encourages media, law enforcement, and public information officers to move their focus from the shooters/attackers to the victims and heroes”. By focusing on the victims and heroes rather than perpetrator(s) and what they did/were like, it can shift from a feeling of despair and horror to a time of healingContinue reading “Don’t Name Them Campaign”
“No Notoriety” challenges the media to follow their drafted protocol that will help reduce mass shootings that are due to media-inspired fame. This can be done through being aware that infamy can breed copycat crimes, and when reporting, report facts about the mindset and motivational profile, not the perpetrator’s name or showing their photo, unlessContinue reading “No Notoriety Campaign”
The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 became a public law on October 17, 2020. The act designates a three digit number, 9-8-8, as the universal number for the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system. Read about the legislation here.
Treatment Advocacy Center is “dedicated to eliminating the barriers to timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness.” They promote laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and support the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses. Visit their website here.
The SELF act ensures that parents and teachers are able to teach children social and emotional skills. Read about the proposed bill here.
The Safe and Supportive Schools model ensures a positive school climate. They are dedicated to creating strong relationships between students, teachers, and parents, making sure that students are safe from violence, and creating a well-managed environment. Learn more about this resource here.
The Brady plan proposes 12 changes which are expanding background checks, expanding categories of prohibited individuals from purchasing guns, restricting access to assault weapons/high mag capacities and bump stocks, outlawing ghost guns, implementing ERPO laws, fund CDC and urban organizations, reduce unintentional shootings, end gun industry immunity, hold ATF responsible, and eliminating the Tiahrt amendmentContinue reading “Brady”
“SHV was the lead advocate for the Massachusetts Gun Control Act of 1998 (Chapter 180), the most comprehensive gun violence prevention law in the country. This common-sense law mandates safe storage, manufacturing standards, strict gun dealer regulations, safety training requirements, and effective licensing procedures. SHV continues to support legislation that keeps guns out of theContinue reading “Stop Handgun Violence”
“Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. We pass stronger gun laws and work to close the loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. We also work in our own communities and with business leaders to encourage a culture ofContinue reading “Moms Demand Action”