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(Update with Livestream Recording) SSW Researchers Tackling Gun Violence in Schools

(Update with Livestream Recording) SSW Researchers Tackling Gun Violence in Schools

New–June 12th Congressional Briefing Livestream: The Impact of Weapons & Violence on Schools & Surrounding Communities (featuring Dr. Astor and several other key SSW researchers) Link for the recording of the Livestream is here.

Please join #NASW for The Impact of Weapons & Violence on Schools & Surrounding Communities: A Congressional Briefing Weds June 12. It will be #LiveStreamed on #Facebook & #Instagram 330 EST. In conjunction w/ @SocWorkCaucus @RepBarbaraLee For details— NASW (@nasw) June 9, 2019

This Research Brief from SSW Researchers is available on APA’S Division 15 site.

From the APA Division Policy Brief introduction: “Weapons on school grounds can have negative emotional, physical and even lethal effects on victims and witnesses. Policies addressing these events at all levels are absent and needed.”

SSW Researchers Dr. Ron Astor (USC) and Dr. Rami Benbenishty (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) offer an evidence-informed take on what policymakers, researchers, and school mental health professionals need to know to take action, as we approach the anniversary of the Parkland School violence. Read the Policy Brief and head over to the APA Division 15 site to download the Research Brief, listen to a podcast of Dr. Astor discussing their research on school violence prevention, and to read a sample chapter from their book:

Astor, R.A., & Benbenishty, R. (2019). Bullying, school violence, and climate in evolving contexts: Culture, organization and time.  New York:  Oxford University Press.

About The Author

Michael Kelly

Michael S. Kelly PhD, LCSW is the Lucian and Carol Welch Matusak Professor and Director of the School Mental Health Advanced Practice certificate and Family and School Partnerships Program at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work. Prior to coming to Loyola in Fall 2006, he was a school social worker, family therapist, and youth minister in the Chicago area for 14 years. He has authored over 80 journal articles, books, and book chapters on school social work, evidence-based practice (EBP), and positive youth development. He is a fellow of the Oxford Symposium for School-Based Family Counseling, co-Chair of the Society for Social Work & Research SSW Special Interest Group, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of School Social Work, and Associate Editor of School Mental Health. He has recently brought his work on school mental health and EBP to researchers and practitioners in England, Rhode Island, Wyoming, Canada, Chile, and Japan.

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