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Louisville bank shooting: IU experts can comment

Law enforcement officers respond to an active shooter near the Old National Bank building on April 10, 2023, in Louisville, Kentucky. Get...

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A shooting at a downtown Louisville bank that left at least five people dead April 10 is one of 145 mass shootings in the United States so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. There is no official definition of a mass shooting in the U.S., but the nonprofit organization categorizes them as an incident where four or more people are shot or killed. 

IU mental health and gun violence experts can discuss gun culture in America, the link between mental illness and violence, gun violence prevention, how to talk to children about mass shootings and more. 

For more information, contact Marah Yankey at mqharbis@iu.edu or 812-856-1442.

Zachary Adams
IU

Zachary Adams

IU School of Medicine

Zachary Adams is an assistant professor and licensed health service provider in psychology in the IU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. His clinical and research interests center on improving access to high-quality care and promoting healthy outcomes for young people with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, with a particular emphasis on youth and families impacted by trauma and adversity.

Expertise

Pediatric traumatic stress, evidence-based psychotherapy for child and adolescent mental health disorders, adolescent substance use treatment, integrated treatment of co-occurring behavioral health disorders, technology facilitated behavioral health care.

Pierre Atlas
IUPUI

Pierre Atlas

O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Pierre Atlas is an expert in gun policy and culture in the U.S. He can discuss American gun culture in the context of the April 10 shooting at a downtown Louisville bank. 

Expertise

U.S. foreign policy, Middle East politics, Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict, civil wars and ethnic conflicts, terrorism, U.S. and Canada, gun culture and politics of gun control.

Michael Day
IU Southeast

Michael Day

Counseling and Psychological Services

Michael Day is director of Counseling and Psychological Services at IU Southeast. In his role in counseling services, Day provides individual therapy to students and crisis intervention. His areas of professional expertise and interests include trauma and psychological assessment.

Expertise

Trauma, psychological assessment, spirituality, supervision, organizational leadership.

Jody L. Madeira
IU Bloomington

Jody L. Madeira

Maurer School of Law

Jody Madeira is a professor in the IU Maurer School of Law. Madeira can discuss recent mass shootings and the Second Amendment. 

Expertise

Tort law, criminal law, children and the law, assisted reproductive technology, Second Amendment/firearm violence, interdisciplinary perspectives.

Beth Trammell
IU East

Beth Trammell

Department of Psychology

Beth Trammell is an experienced clinician who has worked with kids and families for over 15 years in a variety of settings. She engages parents and teachers in the community through online and community-based offerings, including having hard conversations with kids, making words matter about race and online book studies about the power of allowing kids to fail.

Expertise

Parenting, teacher training, communication, behavior management, mindfulness, stress management, diversity, how to have hard conversations with kids, how to communicate about grief and loss with kids.

Paige Williams
IU Southeast

Paige Williams

Department of Psychology

Paige Williams, a counselor educator who has taught for 25 years, is an assistant clinical faculty member in the Department of Psychology and is director of the Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling Program at Indiana University Southeast. She is a licensed professional counselor with experience treating clients with anxiety, depression, schizoaffective disorder, eating disorders and trauma.

Expertise

Trauma, critical-incident stress, wellness, anxiety, depression, schizoaffective disorder, eating disorders, non-suicidal self-injury, group counseling.

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