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WA Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network – Fall Meeting
November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
RSVP HERE by Wednesday, November 7
Call for meeting presenters/panel ideas!
Meeting speakers and agenda will be provided soon. If you or someone you know would be interested in sharing/presenting what you/your program or organization are doing related to firearm tragedy prevention or if there are any specific topics you’d like to see addressed at this meeting and/or future meetings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. An agenda and detailed meeting information will be sent out prior to the meeting.
What is the WA Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network?
Seattle Children’s, The Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Lok-It-Up and Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center came together to develop the Washington State Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network in 2016 to provide a forum for organizations, individuals, businesses and others from a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds to work together to prevent firearm tragedies. Topics addressed at meetings may include but are not limited to suicide prevention, violence prevention and response, injury prevention, safe firearm storage, community programming/tools/resources/education and research. Network meetings take place twice per year in various locations around Washington.
Who should attend the meeting?
Anyone with an interest in keeping communities safe, educated and informed about firearm tragedy prevention. We encourage individuals, community organizations, businesses, government leaders, public health professionals, law enforcement and first responders, social services, educators, firearm advocates, parents, mental health and healthcare providers and community leaders to attend Network meetings.
What does the Network do?
Network activities include the opportunity to bring people, organizations and resources together in a NON-POLITICAL way to learn, network, share information and resources and identify areas of opportunity to work together as it relates to firearm tragedy prevention.
Activities & Objectives
– Share and report-out on what you/your organization is doing, including tools and resources
– Share research, evaluation and best practices
– Learn from each other
– Build partnerships
– Identify areas of opportunity to collaborate
– Educate children, youth, families and adults about preventing firearm tragedies
– Use a public health approach to prevent firearm tragedies
See past meeting agendas, presentations and learn more about the WA State Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network by visiting the Network website.
Thank you from your WA Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network Leadership Committee,
Elizabeth ‘Tizzy’ Bennett & Cassie Simeona
Tony Gomez & Karyn Brownson
WA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. Julian Ayer, Sarah Rafton & Jennifer Donahue
Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center