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The Intersection of Mental Health and Firearms

 
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - 1-2pm EST

Join us for the second event in our webinar series

You’re invited to a much-needed conversation about firearms, mental health, and the entertainment industry and their collective impact on our culture.

 

FEAR-LESS: The Intersection of Mental Health and Firearms

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7/26/2023
Join us for the second event in our webinar series. You’re invited to a much-needed conversation about the intersection of firearms, mental health and the en...

 

Topics for our panelists include:
1. The Intersection of Mental Health and Firearms: Explore the connection between mental health support and access to firearms.

2. Hollywood's Opportunity to Shape Societal Norms: How can the entertainment industry accurately depict firearms while promoting safe storage methods and usage? We believe it's possible to balance entertainment value and story integrity without compromising public safety through simple prop choices.

3. Parents and Community Leaders Keeping Kids Safe: Emphasize the importance of child safety within the context of firearms and schools. We aim to discuss ways to safeguard children's well-being while fostering a constructive and inclusive environment.
Learn more about the Fear-Less mission on our website .
These webinars are not focused on legislation or policy issues. The intent is to bring together a diverse group of leaders for a critical conversation as a starting point for developing creative approaches that potentially produce a “FEAR-LESS” society, where communities can fear less that they’ll become victims of someone else’s trauma.

During these engaging webinars, we aim to foster constructive dialogue and provide insights that can help shape a more informed and safe approach toward firearms.
 
  • Nathan Monell,  National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Executive Director

    • As the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Executive Director overseeing America’s oldest and largest volunteer child advocacy association, Mr. Monell advances family engagement and public policy addressing the educational success and well-being of our nation’s children. This work is a continuation of his lifelong commitment to elevate the voice of consumers as partners in the design, delivery and evaluation of services.

  • Dr. Stephen Hargarten, Emergency Physician at the Medical College of Wisconsin

    • American emergency physician, gun violence researcher, and professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Hargarten is the founding president of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research. He also serves on the Violence and Injury Prevention Mentoring Committee of the World Health Organization

  • Todd Adkins, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Sportsmen’s Alliance: 

    • Mr. Adkins has held multiple positions with the National Rifle Association of America, including as a lobbyist, Director of Research, and as Managing Director of state and local affairs, supervising all of NRA’s political efforts in the states nationwide. He is an expert on firearm law and regulation, having worked on thousands of policies and statutes over 20+ years in the firearm advocacy community. While at NRA, Todd worked with Department of Defense personnel and numerous organizations to develop suicide reduction efforts at the local and national levels, including developing state suicide reduction policies that recognize Second Amendment rights. Todd holds a Master’s degree and PhD in political science from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from the University of Iowa. His research, publication record, and focus while in graduate school were on the media’s influence on politics, including individual opinions and behaviors.
  • Pamela Vona, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Center for Safe & Resilient Schools and Workplaces

    • Ms. Vona is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Center for Safe & Resilient Schools and Workplaces, Ms. Vona’s work focuses on how web-based platforms can support training in and the implementation of evidence-based practices in schools. Ms. Vona is currently the program manager the Center for Resiliency, Hope, and Wellness in Schools. She also serves as a liaison to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) School Committee, founded by pre-eminent experts in school crisis and disaster recovery.

 


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