Gun Violence Prevention Advocacy 101

Widespread approaches to strengthening youth and making communities safer require policy, systems and environmental change. Getting to those changes requires each of us to raise our voices, but how do you effectively become a gun violence prevention advocate in a clinical setting? How do you make sure your voice is heard and how do you say the right thing?

In this training, you’ll learn about the powerful role all health professionals can play in advocating for gun violence prevention.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Check-in, networking, and refreshments start at 8:00 am; event begins promptly at 8:30 am

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
11th floor Conference Center
Please check-in at 2nd floor registration table near concierge desk


Learning Objectives
  • Gain an understanding of how advocacy can advance changes in policy, including tools for to advance your work

  • Demonstrate newly gained advocacy knowledge through role play

  • Share and discuss your own experiences—successes and challenges — with advocacy in your work

Additional Information

Parking is available at 321 E. Erie (entrances on E. Erie and E. Ontario) or at 222 E. Huron (entrances on E. Superior and E. Huron). Discounted parking vouchers will be provided reducing rate to $11 for up to 7 hours (see Streeterville Campus Map).

Light refreshments will also be provided.


SCY's Training Series is supported in part by the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Founders' Board, the Michael Reese Health Trust, and the Zeisler Family Foundation.

Because of the generousity of these foundations, SCY has trained over 1200 violence prevention partners across Chicago since 2012.