Gun Violence

Two new sessions on Gun Violence have been added to the ISTSS 32nd Annual Meeting:


Invited Presentation

Thursday, November 10, 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Houston C


Gun Violence and its Impact on Society

Primary Keyword:            Community-based Programs
Secondary Keyword:        Comm/Vio
Population Type:              Lifespan
Presentation Level:          M
Region:                           Global

Co-Chairs: Justin Kenardy, PhD1Carolyn Greene, PhD2
DiscussantJames Shultz, PhD3
Siri Thoresen, PhD4; Bradley C. Stolbach, PhD5; Heather Littleton, PhD6

1University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia

VA Office of Mental Health Services, San Francisco, California, USA
3University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
4Norwegian Center for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, Oslo, Norway
5University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
6East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Gun violence has become an all too common experience. This is at a level where the frequency of mass gun violence has meant that it becomes "yesterday's news" relatively swiftly and also chronic urban gun violence that is so routine that it does not even make the news. This special symposium aims to highlight the often under-recognized impacts of gun violence on the community. Speakers will report on aspects of gun violence impact. Siri Thoresen will explore community responses to the 2011 attack in Norway. Heather Littleton will discuss Lessons learned from a study of victims of the Virginia Tech campus shooting. Bradley Stolbach will address the effects of gun violence in Chicago's youth. Finally James Schultz will provide a summary and implications of the symposium.


Invited Presentation

Thursday, November 10, 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. San Antonio B


Trauma-informed Policing with Communities of Color—Learning from the Dallas Experience

Primary Keyword:             Social Issues – Public Policy
Secondary Keyword:        Comm/Vio, Cul/Div, Journalism, Pub Health
Population Type:              Lifespan
Presentation Level:          I
Region:                           Industrialized

Moderator: Amy Williams, PhD1
Michael Foreman, MD2; Tara Galovski, PhD3; Sargeant Demetrick Pennie, MA4; Brenda Richardson-Rowe, PhD, LPC-S5; Ann Marie Warren, PhD, ABBP-Rp2
1Steven A Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare, Addison, Texas, USA

2Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
3Women’s Health Sciences Division, VA National Center for PTSD, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
4Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, Texas Fallen Officer, Dallas PD, Dallas, Texas, USA
5Harmony Counseling Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

On July 17, 2016, a 25 year old African American man ambushed and fired upon a group of police officers in Dallas, Texas, killing 5 officers and injuring 9 others.  The shooting happened at the end of a Black Lives Matter-organized protest involving police killings.  This panel includes varying perspectives on the impact of that event in the immediate aftermath and how we can contextualize it within the current issues facing law enforcement.  Panelists will be invited to share their opinions on how we can respond most effectively as a community and how we can help reduce violence in the future.