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Coffee & Conversation: Kids & Guns…Prevention Strategies


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All are welcome to join this community conversation, led by speakers from the U-M, Marc Zimmerman, PhD, School of Public Health and Patrick Carter, MD, Emergency Medicine.
Key findings from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Survey
• 8% of children said they carried a gun to school
• 18% of kids said they carried a weapon to school
• African-American children are 15 times more likely than
White children to die of homicide
• 40% of all child suicide is by gun; in over 80% of those cases
the guns are owned by a family member