Dr. Michael Furlong, UCSB Project Covitality
Another day, another school shooting in America. Some suggest arming teachers. Some suggest redesigning schools to resemble fortresses. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Michael Furlong, a UCSB professor emeritus who has worked with a coalition of national researchers on a "Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America," an eight steps that would dramatically reduce the number of deaths due to gun violence in the United States.
In addition, Dr. Furlong suggests these links for listeners who would like more information:
- California Department of Education Resources
- National Association of School Psychologists Resources
- California Association of School Psychologists Resources
Michael Furlong is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of School Psychology and holds the 2021-2022 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship at UCSB. He collaborates with colleagues on Project Covitality that supports schools’ efforts to foster all students’ social-emotional development and complete mental health. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association. Between 2008-2015 he was the Editor of the Journal of School Violence and he is the co-editor of the Handbook of Positive Psychology in the Schools.
Bits of Music You May Notice: Yo La Tengo, "Georgia Vs. Yo La Tengo," Hello Saferide, "I Thought You Said Summer Was Going to Take the Pain Away," Peter Case, "Put Down the Gun."
This episode first aired on KCSB-FM 91.9 on June 9, 2022.