Images from the Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) research symposium hosted at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The Symposium featured national experts to bring attention and focus to the current science and evidence-based solutions on a critical and growing public health issue: prevention of firearm injury in children and teens. Among those experts, PISC Senior Scholar Elinore Kaufman, MD, with contributions from several other PISC Scholars.
Below are links to Live Streams of the event:
Preventing Firearm Violence: Communities and Schools
Preventing Firearm Violence: Health Care Settings
The Long-term Consequences (health, social and criminal justice) and Outcomes After a Shooting
Examination of Policy: Understanding Current Policies and Child and Adolescent Outcomes
FACTS is an interdisciplinary group of more than 30 researchers, practitioners, and firearm owners across the U.S. who are dedicated to reducing child firearm injuries and deaths, while respecting gun ownership as an important part of the cultural fabric of the U.S. The FACTS consortium was funded as part of a 2017 NICHD effort to increase research on child injury prevention. The consortium seeks to engage multidisciplinary research experts across the U.S. to catalyze the science of child firearm injury prevention.
At FACTS believes that by building the knowledge base through research, child and adolescent firearm injuries and death can be decreased.
Core mission activities:
Defining a pediatric-specific injury research agenda to guide research priorities
Stimulating and conducting novel firearm prevention research to inform the field and guide best practices
Improving access to and use of national firearm data through development of an online data repository where researchers can easily access data
Training research scholars across disciplines who will advance the next generation of research
FACTS is a growing, multidisciplinary community of researchers and practitioners working to prevent firearm injury among children and teens. Consider joining to move the research field forward. Membership includes access to the FACTS newsletter, your name listed on the website, research announcements and publications, Invitations to FACTS events, and the ability to apply for training opportunities.
If interested, please fill out this survey: FACTS Membership Survey
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