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Talking to Your Kids About Tragic Events

Sheri Meyers | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Sheri Meyers

On the surface, your child may seem OK because they are not talking about how your new family situation or that terrible event is affecting them. That doesn't mean they're OK.

Colorado Shootings: Something in the Water? No, Just an Invitation to Reflect

Liz Carlston | Posted 02.15.2014 | Crime
Liz Carlston

There are no definitive answers to end school shootings, but we do get to make the choice to live and to love each day and that makes everything better.

The Right to Not Bear Arms

Kristen Hotham Carroll | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Kristen Hotham Carroll

I am not trying to convince the government to take your guns away. I'd just prefer for you to not want them.

Tucson Shooting Survivor: 'It's A Nightmare That's Relived Over And Over'

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

Mass shootings might seem like a distant fear, a random act of violence, and something that will not affect the lives of the ones we love so dearly. Y...

He Didn't Call You a Nazi? Yes, He Did

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In an editorial Monday, The Denver Post slammed Mike McAlpine, a leader of the Evie-Hudak-recall campaign, for calling pro-Hudak protesters Nazi "Bro...

Lisa Belkin

Should We Blame The Parents Of The Nevada School Shooter? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents

I have been very public about my disagreement with those who would have guns in homes with children, and even going so far as to call it lax parenting. But is it criminal? And is punishing parents when children do the wrong thing the way to keep other children from doing the same?

Michael Calderone

Should Media Give Mass Shooter The Spotlight? | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.17.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- Dave Cullen, a journalist and the author of the definitive book on the Columbine High School massacre, says he's conflicted when interview...

Screaming for One Direction

Bob McKinnon | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Bob McKinnon

Caring is not a feeling it is an action. If we care about school safety, we need to move beyond hoping for it when we drop off our kids and towards acting upon it every day after we do.

Every Teacher in America Should Have a Gun

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

The Arkansas Christian Academy in Bryant, Arkansas, is making national headlines after it announced that some staff members will be armed with guns. ...

Columbine High School Principal Writes Touching Goodbye Note

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.13.2013 | Denver

After two students stormed Columbine High School and perpetrated one of the deadliest school shootings in United States history, principal Frank DeAng...

Can Social Media Predict Behavior?

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 09.14.2013 | Media
Jane Adams Ph.D.

Social media has gotten the credit -- and, in some quarters, the blame -- for inspiring social and political revolutions around the globe.

Lost for Life -- Resolution and Redemption

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 09.06.2013 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Lost for Life -- a compelling new documentary about juvenile offenders who are serving life sentences without parole -- struggles mightily to answer the universal questions of crime, punishment and forgiveness.

From Columbine to Sandy Hook -- Building Resilience and Hope

Liz Carlston | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Liz Carlston

In our very busy and cluttered lives, it's important to make time to consider how we can help the people around us. Frankly, it's comforting to know that there are people who, despite tragedy, have found a way to help themselves and those around them.

Matt Ferner

'It's Just Like In A Horror Movie' | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.13.2013 | Denver

In March, The Huffington Post began talking to teens and adults throughout the U.S. about their experiences with gun violence. This is one individual'...

Reflections on Boston

Ron Brounes | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
Ron Brounes

To my daughters, a bad day simply means "time out" and a meal without dessert. Bad guys look like Darth Vader and the Joker and they don't know about Adam Lanza or Timothy McVeigh. I fear those conversations are coming one day soon.

My Right to Be Safe

Kim Goldman | Posted 06.23.2013 | Crime
Kim Goldman

I don't want to be accustomed to living in a society where nothing feels safe anymore, but that it's just the "way it is now."

'We Must Never Give Up!'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The United States Senate's failure to pass common sense gun safety measures -- the Manchin-Toomey Amendment to expand background checks to keep guns away from underage or dangerous people, and amendments to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines designed only to kill as many human beings as possible -- is a moral failure of great magnitude. Once again the safety of children has been sacrificed by political leaders in service to the gun lobby. As Americans do we value guns more than the lives of children? Do we really want to continue to have political leaders who kowtow to the threats and money and half-truths of the gun lobby and who think their political jobs are more important than the right of children to live and learn and grow up in safety?

Congress, A Failure to Its Constituents

Jamison Doran | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics
Jamison Doran

Even before the tragic events at the Boston Marathon or before the explosion in West, Texas, this week was full of tragedy. The failure to pass the gun control measure hit me and many others particularly hard. I will remember who voted against common sense.

Boston Mayhem: The New, New, New Normal

Lisa Belkin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

I spent much of Thursday night virtually holding my 21-year-old niece's hand -- and she mine. She was alone in her house in Newton, MA, across the Mass Pike from Waterbury, and she could hear the explosions and the sirens. "Is this normal?" she asked as we texted through the night. It is now. Over and over we learn -- that we can't protect our children, that we can't guarantee tomorrow, that we should treasure today because tomorrow a crazy police chase might lock down your neighborhood. That is something lost, yes, but it is also something found. This is not the first time we have been knocked off our feet, and we are not the first generation to pick ourselves back up. That is normal. It will take us a while. We'll mourn and grieve and recalibrate. And then... We'll get started.

Healing Columbine's Wounded Minds

Jeff Kass | Posted 06.17.2013 | Denver
Jeff Kass

Want to make a film on a tough but relevant topic without big time Hollywood backing? So does Columbine survivor Sam Granillo.

Young Coloradans Remember the Victims of VA Tech

Steve Fenberg | Posted 06.16.2013 | Denver
Steve Fenberg

Today, we remember the young victims of the Virginia Tech shooting by committing ourselves to reduce gun violence. Too many mass shootings and daily acts of gun violence have ended young lives for us not to speak out.

A Columbine Survivor's Children's Book for Newtown

Amber Wright | Posted 06.11.2013 | Books
Amber Wright

As a Columbine student, I personally witnessed the horror of the events that took place on April 20, 1999. On the morning of the Sandy Hook tragedy, these feelings resurfaced as I imagined what the students and teachers were going through.

How to Heal After Violence

Liz Carlston | Posted 06.11.2013 | Good News
Liz Carlston

Each time I hear of another shooting, my heart hurts for the innocence that is lost and the unwanted residual grief waiting for survivors. I know personally that the road to recovery is long and you never really 'get over it.'

WATCH: Columbine Survivor Visits Scene Of Massacre

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.10.2013 | Denver

On April 20, 1999, fourteen years ago this month, seniors Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, set off bombs and shot off guns in what became one o...

WATCH: How One Columbine Survivor Found Healing

OWN | Posted 04.10.2013 | OWN

April 20, 1999 started out like any other day. Then the country was shocked to its core when news broke that 12 students and one teacher had been kill...