Click on these links to read about upcoming and past events that focus on various aspects of kids and guns.
Student Pledge against Gun Violence: October 23, 2003
The Student Pledge Against Gun Violence will be observed in schools throughout the country on October 23, 2003, a day of national concern about young people and gun violence. The pledge encourages young people to take a proactive stance in reducing gun violence.
The HELP Network, 4/16/2004
Defining a Medical Standard of Care for Gun Injury Prevention
This conference will consolidate progress from the past decade of gun injury prevention work and promote national consensus regarding a medical standard of care. This is an educational event designed especially for physicians, but other interested health professionals and advocates are welcome.
National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and Youth Crime Watch of America, 2/14/2004
15th National Youth Crime Prevention Conference and International Forum
This conference, subtitled "Youth Raising the Standard," is where youth and their adult allies can find inspiration, valuable skills, prevention knowledge, and national resources in the fight against crime, violence, and drugs. In Arlington, Virginia: February 14-17, 2004.
The ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Campaign, 6/21/2003
National ASK Day
The ASK Campaign urges parents to ASK if there are guns in the homes where their children play. ASK Day has been created to help parents and others spread this important message in neighborhoods and communities across America.
American Association of Suicidology, 5/4/2003
National Suicide Prevention Week
The theme for this year is "Competent Communities: Suicide Prevention Through Support, Research, and Practice." The website has a Community Education Packet ready for download.
National Youth Violence Prevention Campaign, 4/11/2003
National Youth Violence Prevention Week
The National Youth Violence Prevention Campaign is having a week long education initiative with various activities that will demonstrate the positive role young people can have in making their schools and communities safer. The initiative will offer advice on how to form in-school coalitions, engage communities, gain publicity, and conduct activities during the week of April 7-11th.
The HELP Network, 10/27/2002
Nonfatal Gun Injuries: The Untold Story
The 2002 HELP Network conference focused on the personal and societal costs of treatment and rehabilitation, as well as strategies for prevention.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Calendar of Youth Conferences
This website provides a monthly calendar for youth conferences and trainings on a wide variety of topics pertaining to today's youth.
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