Begun Center’s Dan Flannery discussed essential support for survivors of mass shootings

It was California’s forgotten mass shooting. But for victims, the ‘hell’ never ends

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Los Angeles Times: Dan Flannery, director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, said sustained help is essential to victims and their families in the months and years following mass shootings. “It’s the attention [shootings] get or don’t get that prompts the outpourings of support,” he said. “I think it’s the desensitization to these events that leads to people wanting to move on; the support that people need over time is just as important as the support needed at the time of the crisis.”