Capitol Hill Briefing on Reducing Weapons and Violence in Schools and Communities

The American Educational Research Association, the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, and the National Academy of Education held a congressional briefing to address current scientific data surrounding the pressing need to reduce violence in schools and communities on June 12, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Experts presented empirical research detailing the impact of gun violence on the education and well-being of students, their families, and local communities and addressed the evidence-based policies and practices that can assist with successfully mitigating weapons and violence, increasing student empowerment, and enhancing community safety.

In addition to AERA, AASWSW, and NAE, sponsoring organizations included the American Psychological Association; Brady Campaign; Clark-Fox Policy Institute, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis; Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy; Grand Challenges for Social Work; National Association for Rural Mental Health; National Association of County Behavioral Health and Development Disability Directors; National Association of Social Workers; and School Social Worker Association of America.