Law and Policy Issues in Reducing Firearm Violence among Children and Teens: The Role of Public Health
This webinar, co-sponsored by CSN and the Network for Public Health Law, will focus on law and policy issues in reducing firearm violence among children and teens.
In light of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, and current federal and state debates about firearm legislation, this webinar takes a look at laws and policies that are known to reduce levels of firearm-related injuries, whether those injuries were intentional or not. Jon S. Vernick of the National Public Health Law Center will walk participants through the scope of the problem, practices that are and are not proven to reduce firearm-related injuries and death, and public health law issues, with a special focus on children and teens.
During this webinar, participants will learn about:
- The scope of the problem of intentional and unintentional firearm-related injuries among teens and children
- Best practices, policies and programs for reducing firearm-related injuries
- Commonly used practices, policies and programs which are not proven to reduce firearm-related injuries and death
- Challenges in public health law related to firearms and what they mean for practitioners