Gun Violence Prevention

Gripped by devastating mass shootings across the country, Americans are searching for answers to one of the most critical problems of our time. With cutting edge research that frames the epidemic through the lenses of public health, advocacy, education, community building and policy, Teachers College has assumed a lead role in addressing gun violence in the context of individual and collective activism.

There is no one solution to gun violence, but there are many things we can do to make a difference. Learn about the issues, what you can do as an individual, and what we can do together to prevent gun violence in our schools and communities.

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TC Take Action: Stand Up to Prevent Gun Violence

Gripped by devastating mass shootings across the country, Americans are asking, “what can we do?” Advocate to prevent gun violence in this virtual workshop with our experts, using evidence-based solutions to inform political action.

Facilitators:

  • Sonali Rajan, Associate Professor of Health Education, Teachers College, Columbia University; Columbia SURGE (Scientific Union for the Reduction of Gun Violence)
  • Matthew J. Camp, (Ph.D ‘21), Director of Government Relations/TC Take Action, Teachers College, Columbia University

Next Steps


Team up with TC Take Action

to participate in civic action and social justice efforts moving forward.

Easily contact your Congressional representatives here

about the proposed bipartisan gun violence prevention package, which would pass the most comprehensive gun violence prevention laws in almost 30 years.

Confirm that you're registered and ready to vote

in upcoming elections vital to preventing gun violence.

Resources


Learn More


Gun Violence

Gun Violence a ‘Solvable Problem,’ But Not a Quick Fix

In an interview with New York 1, TC gun violence expert Sonali Rajan discusses the research behind policy proposals

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Gun Violence Can Be Prevented with Research-Backed Policies

Following the murder of 19 children and two adults in the Uvalde school shooting, TC’s Sonali Rajan and Louis Klarevas join colleague Charles Branas in a call for reforms with proven results

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How to Talk to Children About Gun Violence

Prerna Arora, assistant professor of school psychology at Teachers College at Columbia University, offers some advice.

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Gun Violence Prevention Experts Respond to Mass Shootings

Gun violence prevention experts from Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and Teachers College respond to the recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York.

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Other Ways to Make an Impact

This is one of many ways that TC makes an impact through research, action and advocacy. Sustain the development of educators, mental health professionals and community leaders who play a critical role in the health and vitality of our schools and communities. Thank you in advance for your support. 

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