| Jan 11, 2013
| 3:02 PM
One month after the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a group of local residents who formed "Newtown United" plan to unveil a national grass-roots initiative aimed at reducing gun violence with the goal of "preventing similar tragedies...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 12:23 PM
The fight against gun violence shouldn't focus too tightly on one possible solution, the father of a 6-year-old who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre said on national television Monday.
"Focusing on one or another, I don't think would be...
| Feb 19, 2013
Last fall, residents of Newtown were having a debate that could have taken place almost anywhere in America.
It was an argument over guns. The issue was fairly simple: Should amateur shooting ranges be subject to inspection and approval by the police...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Will the Sandy Hook Promise be kept?
If you watched the Hartford Courant / Frontline special "Raising Adam Lanza / Newtown Divided" on PBS Tuesday night, you know there is a group of people in Newtown, with supporters across the country, intensely...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 6:21 AM
WASHINGTON — At the end of an emotional day of deeply personal meetings with senators Wednesday, families of victims of the Newtown school massacre sat down for a public conversation with Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who had just...
| May 12, 2013
The gravity of the moment that comes with holding your child for the first time — looking into their eyes, rocking them to sleep, allowing their breath to fill your heart, marveling at how nature has taken a part of you and a part of your husband to...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Shock, horror and grief poured out over social media Friday as an all-too-familiar scenario played out when a student opened fire inside Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo.
It was just a day before the anniversary of the school shooting in...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:35 PM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Armed with a shotgun, a student entered Arapahoe High School and opened fire, hitting two other students before fatally turning the weapon on himself in the latest incident to confront a nation already debating the effects of...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 7:22 AM
From the steepled churches of Newtown, Conn., to the state Capitol in Hartford, bells chimed 26 times Saturday to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which sparked a debate on gun laws that continues to divide the nation....
| Jul 22, 2014
The phrase came fast after the death of Shamiya Adams: turning point.
A sweet 11-year-old child at a sleepover making s'mores with friends. A stray bullet fired from the violence-plagued streets of Chicago's West Side. An innocent snuffed out in an...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Editor's Note: The author will be a panelist at a Courant Key Issues Forum on Friday, Sept. 19, at Hartford Hospital's Heublein Hall. See here for details.
As a psychologist who has worked solely in the field of trauma for 25 years, my work has taken me...