Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Counseling Families on Gun Safety in the Home Webinar

Gun violence is a complex public health issue in the U.S., and those who counsel families about child access to guns in the home play a pivotal role in keeping children optimally safe. Watch a webinar that provides the information and practical strategies to address gun safety in the home to those in a position to counsel families about preventing child access to guns, including physicians, nurses, social workers, mental health professionals, educators, administrators, counselors, and others.

The webinar is presented by Michael Nance, MD, FACS, FAAP, CHOP attending surgeon and director of the Pediatric Trauma Program, and Mary Fabio, MD, FAAP, a general practice attending physician at CHOP and co-director of the Hospital’s Refugee Health Program. The moderator is Joel Fein, MD, MPH, an attending physician in CHOP’s Emergency Department and co-director of VPI.

Webinar topics:

  • Facts and statistics about firearm injury among children and factors that place them at increased risk
  • Policy landscape related to the prevention of child access to guns
  • Appropriate ages and messages for anticipatory guidance
  • Practical strategies start the conversation with parents about safe storage of guns and ammunition
  • How to access resources on this topic

Click here to access a PDF of the presentation slides.

For more information on gun violence, click here.

**Please note that only those who watched this webinar live on September 10, 2015 are eligible for Continuing Education Credit.


Counseling Families on Gun Safety in the Home Webinar