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Voice for the Voiceless

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Lunchtime Keynote during the Links at the Legislature day where the theme was "Advocating for Children's Health." This talk address the prevalence and risk factors for injury & violence and proposes …

Lunchtime Keynote during the Links at the Legislature day where the theme was "Advocating for Children's Health." This talk address the prevalence and risk factors for injury & violence and proposes policy changes. See the enhanced talk here: http://presentz.org/u/tw/enBloomMedia/voice_for_the_voiceless_6y4n4http://presentz.

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  • MD youth are at greater risk than youth across America in some key areasDomestic Violence: the prevalence among youth surveyed in MD is 2x greater than a National sampleThere are also elevated prevalence rates for youth surveyed in MD for:Carrying a gun at least onceInjured in a fight more than onceAttempted suicide more than onceInjured from that suicide attempt
  • Carey’s story/ book excerpt
  • The stigma of mental illnessWe cannot treat what we do not acknowledge existEarly treatment and intervention are keyThough my brother was murdered by someone w/ paranoid schizophrenia but the statistics  seriously mentally ill are more likely to be victims of violence that perpetrate itCannot be lulled into a false sense of security; most gun crimes are not committed by the mentally ill
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    • 1. 8th AnnualLinks at the LegislatureLUNCHEON KEYNOTE: A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESSby Alisa Hughley, MPHAnnapolis, MD 12 March 2013
    • 2. "Guns can end lives, butthey cannot kill spirits. NowI find that a single bulletcould not silence [a] voice."H. Beverly CrawfordLos Angeles, CA
    • 3. Amber Stanley– age 17Markel Ross– age 18Elezer Reyez– age 14Marcus Jones– age 16Charles Walker, Jr– age 15Aaron Kidd– age 18YOUTH INMONTHSin Prince Georges county alone…lost to gun violence!
    • 4. VOICE
    • 5. Killer of all Americansyounger than 44
    • 6. Source:  Faul  M,  Xu  L,  Wald  MM,  Coronado  VG.  Trauma9c  brain  injury  in  the  United  States:  emergency  department  visits,  hospitaliza9ons,  and  deaths.  Atlanta  (GA):  Centers  for  Disease  Control  and  Preven9on,  Na9onal  Center  for  Injury  Preven9on  and  Control;  2010.  14 XMORE LIKELY IN MALES
    • 7.   Universal background checks  Strict enforcement against gun trafficking  Gun buy-back programs
    • 8. "“[Our children] are scaredbullets can find themanytime, anywhere, even ifthey play by the rules.””"Petula Dvorak,Washington Post
    • 9. •      "In the face ofour tragedy, wecould not ignorethe needs ofothers.””"
    • 10. >117,270minutes10Every2,416 live in Maryland
    • 11. 18 people daily run out oftime, dying before an organbecomes available
    • 12. noco$ttraditionalfuneral
    • 13. “”” "We cannot treat what we do not acknowledge exists. "”MentalIllness
    • 14. Shine yourlight...then, pass it on.Register to bean organ &tissue donor.photo: Carey Hughley, III
    • 15. @enbloommedia    alisa@enbloommedia.nethttp://enbloommedia.net