Sunday, March 26 at 7:30 pm. Conversations featuring Lauren Jasinski and Dylan Morris
Conversations! host Chuck Newman will be interviewing Lauren Jasinski and Dylan Morris, LIVE this Sunday evening for Conversations! Despite their grief over what they experienced and the unforgivable cruelty of gun rights advocates, they founded No Future Without Today to see that we will not have to experience what they did.
Be inspired by their resolve and hear how they became critical contributors to the historic passage of gun safety legislation. You will get the inside story of what’s involved in finally passing this legislation and where we are in finishing the process. We owe it to these extraordinary individuals to hear their story.
As usual, there will be an opportunity to ask them questions. Register for this meeting here. 7:30 pm ET
Saturday, April 1 at 9:15 am. Community Violence Intervention
Gun violence has become the leading cause of death for children and teenagers in this country. The Washtenaw Dems April General Meeting will focus on Community Violence Intervention (CVI) and our approach in Washtenaw County to preventing gun violence in our cities and townships and saving young lives.
This will be a Hybrid program.
The Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center (LRC) is at 4135 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, 48108. Social hour with coffee and snacks begins at 9:15 am.
Virtual attendees: Zoom link here. Program begins at 9:45 am.
RESOURCES – Prevention through Research, Community Collaboration and Education
Grief and heartbreak due to gun violence have been frequent visitors in our Michigan communities. Here are some Support resources from The Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, which collaborates with communities and harnesses the research might of the University of Michigan, to address the root causes of, and potential solutions for, the most important issues surrounding firearm violence:
- Tips for Disaster Responders: Understanding Compassion Fatigue
- Resilience Strategies for Educators: Techniques for Self-Care and Peer Support
- Federal Resources for Helping Youth Cope after a School Shooting
- Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters and Other Traumatic Events: What Parents, Rescue Workers, and the Community Can Do
- Resources for Child Trauma-Informed Care
The Institute is working to provide evidence-based solutions to address firearm violence and school shootings. Below is a list of select resources:
- Getting Buy-in for Anonymous Reporting Systems
- Essential Elements of School Threat Assessment
- Trauma Informed Practices Across School Settings
- Reducing Gun Violence: Extreme Risk Protection Orders
- Extreme Risk Protection Orders Assist in Preventing Mass Shootings
- Fact Sheet: Improving Access and Care for Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions
For immediate support reach out to the Crisis Text Line or the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.