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Ferguson: Taking Steps to Support a Path Forward

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

As events continue to unfold in Ferguson, Mo., there are three questions we must ask ourselves: What are we to make of what is happening there? How can Ferguson not be the victim of empty promises of aid and justice that so often come after tragic events? And how can the community productively move forward?

Gov Makes Newtown Response A Campaign Issue

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is making a campaign issue of his handling of the 2012 mass school shooting in Newtown, using it as he ...

Newtown Teacher Who Saved 15 Students To Pen Memoir About Overcoming 'Unbearable Tragedy'

AP | Posted 07.29.2014 | Good News

NEW YORK (AP) — A Connecticut teacher who helped save students' lives during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has a book deal. G.P. Putnam...

There's Always Time for Empathy, Governor Christie

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

A grieving parent makes a respectful effort to initiate such change, or at least to establish a healthy dialogue, and they are reproached by a prominent politician for their "grandstanding."

Newtown Victim's Animal Sanctuary Dream Becomes A Reality

AP/HuffPost | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 07.07.2014 | Good News

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Before she was killed in the Newtown school massacre, 6-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard raised money from returnable bottle...

Report: Donors 'Exceptionally Generous' After Sandy Hook Shooting, Gave Over $28 Million

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — People from Connecticut, across the U.S. and around the world have donated more than $28 million to charities in the wake of ...

This Dancing Crossing Guard Is Making Sandy Hook A Brighter Place

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Good News

This is Kathy Holick. She's a dance-aholic; and if you saw her boogie, you'd be sure to crack a smile. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getE...

Newtown: A Shared Experience

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

A noteworthy event took place in Newtown, CT last month. On May 31, the Newtown community proudly hosted a gathering of visitors. No media, no politics -- just people.

Sales Of Bulletproof Blankets Beat Maker's 'Wildest Expectations'

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business

The alarming rate of school shootings across the country appears to have added an unsettling new item to parents' list of "back to school" items: bull...

Oregon School Shooting Calls For Faithful Outrage

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Too many people worship guns instead of God. Still, Jesus and the disciples were stronger then all the Roman Empire two thousand years ago. The Cross lobby will still prevail against the gun lobby.

Katy Hall

All 74 School Shootings Since Newtown, In One Depressing Map

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012, President Obama promised "meaningful action to prevent m...

Nick Wing

If It's A School Week In America, Odds Are There Will Be A School Shooting

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, there have been an average of 1.37 school shootings for each school w...

Jennifer Bendery

Jay Carney Reflects On Newtown Shootings: I've Never Seen Obama So Upset

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just days to go until he leaves his post as White House press secretary, Jay Carney is looking back on the moments that stand out t...

The Isla Vista Shooting: One Flew Under the Cuckoo's Nest

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Crime
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

I certainly don't want to go back to the days of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, but I wonder if our well-intentioned desires have swung the mental health pendulum too far. Would Elliot Rodger or Adam Lanza have revealed their violent intentions during an involuntary mental health hold?

What Do I Tell My Children? Parenting in Scary and Unthinkable Times

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

My wife texted my on Monday that there had been a shooting a few miles from our house on Sunday night. We don't have shootings where we live. Now we do.

Bullets, Ballots and Bullies

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

If there is anyone who would still advocate for unimpeded access to guns for all on the basis of ideology despite such an extreme (and admittedly absurd) epidemiology, there are names for it. The kinder designation is fanaticism.

An Open Letter to Whoever Stole a Sandy Hook Victim's Memorial Sign

Chez Pazienza | Posted 07.16.2014 | Crime
Chez Pazienza

What you've done to the McDonnell family and to the memory of Grace McDonnell, and why you've done it, fills me with the kind of rage decent society wisely doesn't condone.

Michael, Moms, and the NRA

Martha Burk | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

We've all heard the expression "Don't get mad, get even." Everytown for gun Safety is hoping that if enough moms get mad, they'll get even all right. With politicians who value the NRA over their safety and the lives of their kids.

As a Future Seminarian Headed to Georgia, I'm Scared About the 'Guns Everywhere' Law

Richard M. Weinberg | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Richard M. Weinberg

As someone about to become a seminarian in the state, I can't quite wrap my head around the idea that while receiving Communion on Sunday, one of my fellow congregants might be packing heat.

The Triggers I Still Face After Leaving Sandy Hook

Alissa Parker | Posted 05.13.2014 | Parents
Alissa Parker

Triggers are hard. They are often unpredictable and they are strong. I have learned to not fight these emotions, but to let them run through me.

Joy Resmovits

1 In 4 Black Students With Disabilities Suspended From School

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.13.2014 | Black Voices

A so-called school-to-prison pipeline flows from school discipline that lands disproportionately on students with disabilities and students of color, ...

Dear Mr. Lanza

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Much is being done to prevent other families and communities from experiencing the kind of horrific suffering that your family endured during Adam's life.

Together Through Mud

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

After all, with the ongoing therapeutic and financial needs that typically follow a community tragedy, why put time and energy toward what is ultimately a bunch of folks traipsing through the mud?

Beyond Beds and Meds: Accepting Nothing Less Than Transformational Change

Chantel Garrett | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Chantel Garrett

We must collectively take urgent action -- as the road ahead for people living with serious mental illness and their families is still a long one, riddled with obstacles on all fronts: social, scientific and political.

Post-Sandy Hook Security Hasn't Curbed School Shootings

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 02.03.2014 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite increased security put in place after the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, there's...