January 22, 2014, 7:00-8:30pm

Gun Safe Mom Interactive Workshop

Traverse City Presbyterian Church

701 Westminster Road

Traverse City, MIĀ  49686

Do you have a personal family policy about firearms safety for your children? Do you address the issue of firearms safety at home and in all areas where your kids play? Do you struggle with why people even keep firearms in the home to begin with? How can we easily converse about this “taboo” safety topic with our friends and family in the interest of our kids’ safety?

Each year, thousands of children are injured or killed because they are in a home where they have (or a friend has) access to firearms. No matter which side of the gun control issue you come from politically, this interactive workshop aims to help parents (and grandparents as well as medical professionals, teachers, and caregivers) keep firearms out of the hands of children and vulnerable young adults via open, respectful, and preventative conversation.

Learn about the Gun Safe Mom mantra and philosophy for approaching this foreign and often avoided topic in parental conversation. You are guaranteed to leave with new skills, a family firearm policy that suits your values, and conversational strategies to keep your child safe. You will also gain confidence in your ability to broach this sometimes sensitive topic across a span of greatly varied perspectives.

See this event on the Traverse City Presbyterian Church website here.

January 22nd, 2013 at 7:00pm
City Opera House (Traverse City, MI)

Newtown is Our Town:
Peaceful * Forward * Motion

Hear presentations from community leaders in the areas of law enforcement, mental health, education, faith, and firearms specialization and safety education who will present their proactive ideas for moving forward and keeping our Northern Michigan communities peaceful places. The evening’s event also serves as the launch platform for a new local business, Gun Safe Mom. Local owner and founder, Missy Carson Smith, designed a new home safety signage campaign to promote the open and peaceful conversation among parents about gun accessibility in places children play. She will share her story and conversation model. The evening will also feature an audience Q & A.

Watch the event in its entirety here (1 hour and 53 minutes).

Some of the presenters include:

Missy Carson Smith – Gun Safe Mom
Joe McCarthy – Law Enforcement
Jill Kimball – MSW, ACSW Lakeview Counseling
Rick Vandermolen, Ed D, Principal of Traverse City Central High School

Jeff Stewart, Local Traverse City dad and native of Newtown, CT

The Reverend Dr. Robin Long, Congregational Church, Suttons Bay

Friends of the NRA

Visit the City Opera House website