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Guidelines for Reporting on Mass Shootings

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.

Treatment Advocacy Center

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.

Safe and Supportive Schools – School Climate (EDSCLS Model)

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”

Stop Handgun Violence

“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”


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