Mass shootings have our nation once more desperately searching for answers to difficult questions. How could they have been prevented? Some question whether prevention is within our reach.
This question sparks debate around issues such as the proliferation of guns in America, hateful political ideologies, violence in video games and movies, and mental health issues (further stigmatizing it), among many others. But we’re not finding true solutions, including one I believe we have not brought into the fold: evidence-based prevention and early-intervention programs in childhood that support families and build resiliency in children.
This opinion piece by Sophie Phillips, CEO of TexProtects, discusses what we can do to prevent mass shootings by reducing childhood trauma for the next generations.
Source: Houston Chronicle
Author: Sophie Phillips