Evidence shows that 1 life is saved for every 10-20 Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) issued. ERPOs are legally issued civil orders that allow people on the front lines to ask a court to prevent a person at imminent risk of harm to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing firearms during a critical period of risk. As of October 2020, ERPO laws have been enacted by nineteen states and the District of Columbia and while some aspects differ by state, the general process for applying and issuing ERPOs are quite similar.
ERPO: A Civil Approach to Gun Violence Prevention Teach-OutJohns Hopkins University
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Frequently Asked Questions
When will I have access to the lectures and assignments?
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What is a Teach-Out?
Teach-Outs are short learning experiences, each focused on a specific current issue. Attendees will come together over a few days to learn about a subject or event and gain skills. Teach-Outs are open to the world and are designed to bring together individuals with wide-ranging perspectives in respectful and deep conversation. These events provide opportunities for diverse learners and a multitude of experts to come together to ask questions of one another and explore new solutions to the pressing concerns of our global community.
I see there are quizzes -- do I have to pass a quiz to complete a Teach-Out?
We're offering these Teach-Outs on a platform designed for learning, so sometimes we take advantage of the platform tools. Quizzes are one way of helping everyone "get on the same page" about the topic, and be better able to discuss and ask questions. You can take the quizzes as many times as you want in order to pass, or you can move past them if you aren't interested in testing your knowledge.
Does a Teach-Out have a fee?
Teach-Outs are free learning experiences@
Can I get a completion certificate?
No, this isn't a course, therefore we don't offer a Course Certificate.
Does this course contain anything disturbing?
The subject matter of this course covers situations and events that are potentially disturbing to some learners. For example, suicide, domestic and intimate partner violence, violent crimes, and mass shootings are discussed throughout this course and may trigger personally traumatic experiences.
I am or someone close to me is a survivor of gun violence. Is this course a place to seek and receive help?
No, this course is an opportunity to learn about the evidence and research behind the complex public health crisis of gun violence in America. This course is purely an educational tool and is not intended to replace treatment or other health services. If you or a loved one need help, we suggest that you contact your local mental health provider, or state associations for psychologists, psychiatrists, or social workers. They can often provide you with a list of resources, some at no cost, for receiving the help you need.
For more urgent needs or to find out more about how you can find mental health assistance, we encourage you to reference the following:
If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, we encourage you to call 911 and ask for assistance from a crisis intervention-trained officer.
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please know you are not alone. You can access the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 24 hours a day.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline operates 24/7 to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, and information on domestic violence-related issues. For the National Domestic Violence Hotline, call 1-800-799-7233.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Course?
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