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Sandy Hook Families Want Money From Insurance Of Gunman's Mom

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2015 | Crime

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., March 13 (Reuters) - Nine families of victims of the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School ...

Sandy Hook Ceremony Praises Kids For Kindness

HooplaHa | Posted 03.12.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Newtown Kindness is an organization which was was formed after 6-year-old Charlotte Bacon passed away in the Sandy Hook school shootings.

Man Tried To Cash In On Newtown Tragedy: Cops

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2015 | Crime

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., Feb 18 (Reuters) - A Tennessee man who U.S. prosecutors contend set up a fraudulent charity tied to ...

Newtown Votes To Raze Home Of Sandy Hook Shooter

The Associated Press | IKE EJIOCHI AND PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 01.21.2015 | Crime

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre...

How The Effects Of Trauma Can Be Passed Down From One Generation To The Next

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.28.2014 | Science

Experiencing trauma early in childhood can lead to mental health problems in adolescence and adulthood, but mild to moderate trauma could also have an...

Solstice Solace

Janine Francolini | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Janine Francolini

As we embrace these cold, dark moments in the shadows -- together with the light, the gratitude, the laughter and love -- let's start by taking care of ourselves and giving from our overflow to our loved ones and our neighbors.

Don't Forget Our Anniversary: The Surgeon General's Report

Mary Giliberti | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Giliberti

This month marked the two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook elementary school tragedy in Newtown, Conn., in 2012. In a report on State Mental Health Legislation in 2014, NAMI noted that on the first anniversary of the tragedy last year, Americans could see progress flowing from both the White House Conference on Mental Health and state legislation. This year, progress has slowed.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? When the Holidays Aren't So Jolly

Sezin Koehler | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Sezin Koehler

To all of you who, like me, struggle through this time of year: Please be gentle with yourself. If grief visits, let it. Reach out if you need help. Set clear boundaries and don't be afraid to honor them even when you're feeling pressured not to. Don't force things.

Dana Liebelson

Sandy Hook Charities Find Generosity Of Strangers No Relief From Tough Choices

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The outpouring began within hours of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School two years ago, which killed 20 first-graders and ...

A Christmas Gift

Alissa Parker | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Alissa Parker

That moment. That very moment has played over and over and over and over again in my mind, hundreds of times. That moment was the same moment my Emilie was being killed in her first grade classroom... and I was picking out Legos.

Two Years to Nowhere

Liza Long | Posted 02.14.2015 | Parents
Liza Long

What changed for my family in the two years since Newtown? One word: treatment. Before Newtown, I was afraid to speak up and demand help for my son. After Newtown, in large part because I shared our family's private tragedy, my son, unlike Adam Lanza, got the help he needed.

Do Mass Shootings Like Newtown Actually Reduce Support for Gun Control?

John A. Tures | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The increased demand for more gun rights predates the election of President Barack Obama. Sure gun control support increased as the overall crime rate fell in the 1990s, but also fell as the crime rate continued to decline in the following decade.

Two Years After Newtown, Some States Are Retreating On Mental Health Funding

Stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Families Of Newtown Victims Sue Rifle Manufacturer, Gun Store

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB and DAVE COLLINS | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushma...

Newtown -- Two Years Later

Shannon Watts | Posted 02.13.2015 | Impact
Shannon Watts

When people discuss school shootings, what immediately comes to mind are those like Sandy Hook that shatter entire communities within minutes, even seconds. And yes, mass shootings take a devastating toll, but they are not the only senseless acts of gun violence that threaten our schools.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Barely Anyone Thinks The U.S. Has Made Progress On Gun Violence Since Newtown

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

Two years after the Newtown school shootings, just 9 percent of Americans think the U.S. has gotten better at preventing gun violence, a new HuffPost/...

How To Honor The Legacy Of All 26 Newtown Shooting Victims

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg & Sally Lauckner | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact

Sunday marks two years since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which claimed the lives of 20 children and six faculty members. In the tim...

A Letter To The Mom I Used To Be

Nicole Hockley | Posted 02.13.2015 | Parents
Nicole Hockley

It hurts. It just hurts. You suppress your feelings as much as you can because you fear if you really let it out, you would never recover. And here's the thing -- you didn't have to be that mom. For all the moms and dads reading this now -- this doesn't have to be you.

Families Of Newtown Victims Take Steps Toward Lawsuits

Reuters | Richard Weizel | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec 14 (Reuters) - Parents of almost half the young children killed by a gunman at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, two...

Gun Control Advocate Says NRA Doesn't Care About Public Safety

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

Dan Gross, president of the advocacy group Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, says the National Rifle Association incites "fear” in people to i...

Jennifer Bendery

Chris Murphy Dedicates Day To Acts Of Kindness To Honor Newtown Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the anniversary of the Newtown shootings approaches, one of Connecticut's senators decided to do something different to honor the mem...

In Newtown, Mental Health Problems Still Emerging

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, marital strife, drug and alcohol abuse — two years after the massacre at Sandy Ho...

Sandy Hook Principal's Daughter Remembers the Last Day She Saw Her Mother

Erica Lafferty | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Erica Lafferty

This year, I ask you all to honor my mother's life with action. I ask you all to take one small step to honor her, and all of the others whose lives were taken far too soon by gun violence.

Violence as a Public Health Problem: A Most Violent Year

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Cure Violence appreciates that kids killing kids is the product of biological and group processes. This type of violence is a learned behavior: proximity and ongoing exposure to violence in a community triggers youth to imitate what they see.

Here's How You Can Honor The Newtown Victims

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

This Sunday marks the two-year anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and community organize...