Monday, April 16, 2018
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR 'MEAN JEAN' PETERS BAKER ANNOUNCES AGENDA FOR UPCOMING KANSAS CITY GUN VIOLENCE FORUM!!!
Take a look at more info on the topic of increasing gun violence confronting Kansas City.
Here's the latest word from a top ranking local law enforcement official . . .
The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, with support from the Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, will hold on April 20, a special daylong discussion called The Realities of Gun Violence in Kansas City: A Community Discussion. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road in Kansas City.
The event will assemble the voices of gun violence’s toll – from a Columbine survivor to front-line responders to victims left behind to bear the long-term impacts of trauma.
“Our community must learn to better cope with the daily violence and its enormous impacts on children, families and community,” said Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. “Our children bear the greatest burden. Some in urban neighborhoods go to bed despite the sound of gunfire in the night. Others can’t help but worry about an unsuspected shooter at school.”
“We must all work together to reduce the level of violence,” Baker added. “But we also must all make ourselves more aware of the impacts of this level of violence on the institutions of our city, the hospitals, the schools, the businesses and our households.”
TONIGHT HERE'S THE FIRST LOOK AT THE AGENDA FOR THIS COMMUNITY CONVERSATION!!!
Topics for discussion include:
Gun violence in Missouri - Info on violence rates in Missouri, Kansas City and St. Louis and how they compare to rest of the nation.
Battlefield medicine, treating gunshot victims - Team response to gun violence and its victims, as well as new emerging trends to stop the bleed.
Treating the trauma that follows mass shootings - 1st Person Testimony - Dr. Samantha Haviland was a student at Columbine High School during the mass school shooting in 1999. She is now a director of counseling support services for Denver Public Schools.
Trauma exposure - Info on the psychosocial and health consequences of trauma exposure, including the evaluation of traumatic stress prevention and early intervention programs.
Impact from gun trauma on schools, parents, kids and family - A roundtable discussion by local professionals.
The Kansas City community response to victims, families and neighborhoods affected by gun violence - A discussion of models employed nationally to reduce violence and presentation of strategies currently used in Kansas City.
Will all of this work to prevent more violence???
You decide . . .