APA advocates for a public health approach to gun violence prevention, supporting evidence-based programs and policies that can reduce the occurrence and impact of firearm-related violence in the United States.
APA's Recommendations to Prevent Gun Violence
- Creating Healing School Communities: School-based Interventions for Students Exposed to Trauma
- Mental Health First Aid: Training Laypeople to Spot Mental Health Concerns
- Warning Signs of Youth Violence
- Firearm Violence Prevention is a Human Rights Issue
- Are You Talking to Parents about Keeping Guns Away from Children? 5 Reasons You Absolutely Should
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APA Action on Gun Violence Prevention
Every day in the United States, about 30 people die of homicides and 53 persons die of suicides committed by using someone using a gun.
About APA Advocacy
APA represents the largest and most visible national presence advocating for psychology at the federal level. There are three APA government relations offices and two APA-affiliated organizations that engage in government relations activities.