Females are five times more likely to be murdered by a firearm when their intimate partner has access to this weapon. Many of these women suffered domestic abuse at the hands of this partner and lacked access to mental health supports before becoming a victim. Group mental health interventions can support women and inform them of their options to leave an abusive relationship.
Gun violence in communities does not disappear when children living in them enter their school buildings each day. Instead, these children often carry the fear, anxiety, stress, and trauma with them into their classroom settings. Very often school officials seek to support these students in need. Other times, outside organizations work to address gun violence in communities and facilitate the work of schools and community organizations to address the root causes of the violence.