ERIC Number: ED467099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Gun Violence: Making Connections with Suicide, Domestic Violence, and Substance Abuse. Join Together Action Kit, Spring 2002.
Join Together, Boston, MA.
Frequently, firearm fatalities occur in the context of domestic violence, suicide, or acts committed under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs. Because gun violence is related to these other social problems, it must be considered more than just a criminal justice issue. It is also a public health issue that should be addressed by domestic violence prevention advocates, suicide prevention groups, and substance abuse prevention coalitions on a regular basis. This Action Kit is designed to encourage those who are working to prevent domestic violence, suicide, and alcohol and other drug abuse to become well-educated about the links between each of these problems and gun violence; integrate this knowledge into work and activities with peers and clients; and lend support to local prevention activities, such as those that support tougher gun policies or increase public awareness. Examples are offered of short-term and long-term strategies that can be implemented in communities to support local efforts to stem the tide of gun violence. A directory of organizations is included. (GCP)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Family Violence, Guns, Prevention, Public Health, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Violence
Join Together, 441 Stuart St., Seventh Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Tel: 617-437-1500; Fax: 617-437-9394. For full text: http://www.jointogether.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Join Together, Boston, MA.
Note: Also funded by the David Bohnett Foundation.