Encore Curbing Gun Violence: Gun Laws, School and Community Strategies

March 30, 2023
Hosted by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

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The year 2022 was the worst year for School Shootings. There have been three shootings already in 2023. On March 27 2023 there was a School Shooting in Nashville that took the lives of three school children and three school professionals. When does this stop? How can we make a difference? In this show Sara Rogerson, a professor at Albany Law School, the Vice President of Niskayuna School Board in Upstate New York speaks out last year as the aunt and mother in a family whose own members were victims of a school shooting and threats. Here message could not be more relevant. Sara Rogerson discusses how her personal and professional experiences influence her to support and utilize the recent gun control bill and initiate school and community programs to curb gun violence. In the first section of this show she clarifies and discusses the beginning gun reform steps outlined in a bipartisan Gun Law attempted in 2022. She clarifies and exemplifies (SEL) Social, Emotional Learning programs and references research that underscores the importance of SEL in making a school or community safer from bullying, stalking, racism, verbal violence and physical violence-all factors in the history of many school shooters. Given that we are continually faced with alarming headlines of one more shooting. It is worth listening to strategies for change.

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Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips has been a practicing psychologist, psychoanalyst, group therapist for over 35 years and a newly retired Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology of 28 years from LIU. She is the co-author of three books and over 40 articles and chapters. Most recently, she co-authored "Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress." She has written and presented on a wide range of topics including couples, marriage, divorce, trauma, teens, bullying, pets, military, managing stress, infidelity, sexual violence, bereavement and building resilience. Her work has been recognized with awards such as The Suffolk County Psychological Association Psychologist of the Year Award, The Rutgers University GSAPP Lifelong Distinguished Achievement Award, and The American Group Psychotherapy Association Social Responsibility Award. She has given testimony before Congress for the needs of military families. Suzanne is a blogger for Psychology Today. She has also blogged for Psych Central and This Emotional Life on PBS. She has appeared on television programs such as Fox 5 Good Day New York and Good Day Street Talk. She has been a radio guest on many shows including Military Mom Talk Radio,Tom Matt’s Boomer Rock and NPR. From 2013- 2015, Suzanne hosted Psych Up on CoSozo radio and on WMIQ 1450 AM in Michigan. Since 2015, her show, "Psych Up Live," airs globally on VoiceAmerica and has had 300 episodes, available as podcasts on VoiceAmerica, iTunes, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, TuneIn, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Apple TV, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, iHeartRadio, etc.

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