Gun Violence

Read the following articles found in the Learning Materials section of this course:

  • An Analysis of US School Shootings (1840–2015) (Paradice, 2017)
  • Development of the SaFETy Score: A Clinical Screening Tool for Predicting Future Firearm Violence Risk (Goldstick et al., 2017).


  1. Has your community (Brockton, MA) been directly affected by gun violence / mass shootings?
  2. Discuss what you believe to be the greatest risk factor(s) in your community that could be associated with a potential for violence within your schools?
  3. What are your thoughts about the Predictive Firearm Violence Risk Scale?
  4. Will you use this scale in your practice? Yes or no? Why or why not?
  5. What type of changes has your community and local educational systems made to help improve campus safety?
  6. What are your thoughts about the Columbine Shooter’s Mother TED Talk?