Jaclyn Williams | Jan 9, 2020 | 0
(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 https://t.co/TgugYPNlos pic.twitter.com/3RNSCCg8m6— NASW (@nasw) June 9, 2019
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.”https://apadiv15.org/reducing-weapons-in-schools/
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.