Gun Safety

Gun violence is a public health epidemic that is injuring and killing children at alarming rates. Any death from gun violence is one too many if it's in your family or your community. We must implement common-sense solutions that have been proven to reduce these injuries and deaths.

#ASKingSavesKids #EndGunViolence 

AAP Policy Statement on Firearm-Related Injuries and Deaths in Children and Youth: Injury Prevention and Harm Reduction

AAP Technical Report Firearm-Related Injuries and Deaths in Children and Youth

AAP Toolkit on Gun Violence Prevention

AAP Gun Safety Campaign Toolkit

Podcasts that might be helpful:

‎Pediatric Meltdown: 84 Pediatric Firearm Injury Prevention: What You Need to Know on Apple Podcasts

Pediatric Meltdown: 136 Youth Violence Prevention: Threat Assessment and Management on Apple Podcasts

Pediatric Meltdown: 137 Understanding Aggressive Behaviors: Who, What, Why, When and Where on Apple Podcasts

Pediatric Meltdown: 138 Aggression in Youth: Assessment and Treatment on Apple Podcasts

AAP State Advocacy Webinar: A Conversation Between Chapters: State Strategies to Prevent the Gun Violence, the Leading Cause of Death in Children (June 2022)

Resources shared in Gun Safety Workgroup Meetings

AAP Gun Safety Campaign Toolkit

AAP Gun Violence Prevention Toolkit

AAP Policy; Firearm-Related Injuries Affecting the Pediatric Population

ASK Toolkit/resources from Brady United:

Community Support Resource for Those Impacted by Gun Violence

Doctor Training and Other Supports Promote Lifesaving Firearm Safety Conversations in Pediatrics Offices

Education Campaigns and Clinical Interventions for Promoting Safe Storage | RAND

Gun Deaths: Urgent Public Health Crisis Affecting Children & Teens

Gun Violence Prevention and Intervention — MPHA Policy Statement

Maine Gun Laws | Giffords

Screening for Firearm Safety in the Inpatient Setting

Talking to patients about firearm safety

The Impact of Gun Violence on Children and Teens | Everytown

Unload, Lock, and Separate: Secure Gun Storage Practices to Reduce Violence | Everytown

Wear Orange Social Media Toolkit

Behavioral Health Resources For Those Affected By The Tragedy In Lewiston

DHHS will be holding two webinars on Wed, Nov 8 & Nov 15 (12N-1P) focused on additional BH topics: