Gun Violence: A Mental Health Crisis for Youth
Over the past 20 years, almost 200,000 children under age 18 have been shot. Nearly as many attend schools where a shooting has taken place. Mass casualty events receive much of the attention — 60 percent of high school students say they are concerned that a shooting will occur in their school or community — but these actually represent just a fraction of the damage caused by gun violence. Along with physical injuries, the emotional impact of such trauma can be lifelong. This session opens with a video, followed by a conversation with children who have had personal experiences with gun violence.
Ted KoppelJournalist; Senior Contributor, "Sunday Morning," CBS; Former Anchor a...
Ann ThomasPresident and CEO, The Children's Place
Olivia WeschStudent, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL
Kayla SchaeferStudent, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL
Ke'Shon NewmanStudent, Perspectives Charter School, Chicago, IL