During well-child visits, pediatric clinicians deliver the S.A.F.E. (Suicide and Accident prevention through Family Education) Firearm program by offering brief counseling around making sure children don’t play with or use firearms without parents’ or guardians’ permission and offering families a free cable lock.

The S.A.F.E. Firearm project is led by a team of researchers and clinicians at Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, and Henry Ford Health and is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.

In collaboration with firearm safety experts, we have compiled many resources related to firearm storage and locking options, talking with your children or other parents and caregivers about firearms and child safety, and how to use cable firearm locks. Visit our Resources page to learn more.