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03 Jun, 2022

U-M experts available to discuss prevention, aftermath of school shooting in Texas

University of Michigan experts are available to discuss school shootings and the community aftermath in the wake of the shootings at Robb Elementary School in Texas (May 25, 2022). Learn more about resources and find contact information here. William Lopez is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education. He can discuss issues […]

03 Jun, 2022

U-M Researchers Respond to School Shooting in Ulvade, Texas

The Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention researchers at the University of Michigan respond to the school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022 which killed 19 students and 2 teachers. Resources highlighting key areas of support for communities after a school shooting event are available from The Institute for Firearm […]

02 May, 2022

Increased organized activities could help reduce firearm violence among youth

Participation in organized and group activities may play a key role in preventing firearm aggression among youth who have been exposed to violence or violent behaviors, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention. Read more here.

01 Dec, 2021

Most school shooters get their guns from home – and during the pandemic, the number of firearms in households with teenagers went up

Most school shooters obtain the firearm from home. And the number of guns within reach of high school-age teenagers has increased during the pandemic – highlighting the importance of locking firearms and keeping them unloaded in the home. Since the onset of the public health crisis, firearm sales have spiked. Many of these firearms have ended up in […]

22 Sep, 2021

$6M grant to advance youth firearm violence prevention research

A $6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded to the University of Michigan will support researchers so they can partner with communities on innovative projects that ultimately aim to reduce youth firearm violence. Read more here

22 Sep, 2021

October 4: FACTS Symposium

The Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) consortium will host its third-annual symposium on October 4.

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