Session: Social Workers and Gun Violence SIG (Society for Social Work and Research 24th Annual Conference - Reducing Racial and Economic Inequality)

Social Workers and Gun Violence SIG

Saturday, January 18, 2020: 7:00 AM-8:00 AM
Congress, ML 4 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)
Jennifer Elkins, PhD, University of Georgia and Caroline Sharkey, MSW, University of Georgia
In the United States, more than 100 people are killed every day with guns and many more injured. Gun violence and the growing frequency of mass shootings shape the lives of people and is a rising social justice issue. As social workers, it is imperative that we work together engage in social discourse to curtail gun violence and collectively seek the best interventions and policies for addressing the impact of trauma. In this SIG, we will examine issues of gun violence as they impact individuals, communities, and systems and ways we can address our ethical responsibilities to the broader society through social action.
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