Preventing Gun Violence in Schools: Perspectives of SWs


In response to mass gun shooting incidents in schools, some school districts have been hiring additional social workers to help prevent further incidents.

This qualitative study explores the potential roles that school social workers may play, including early identification and intervention, screening, risk assessment, crisis intervention, referral, and ongoing support.


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For further information, please contact:

Dré Johnson, MSW

Allan Barsky, PhD, JD.  


Sandler School of Social Work

Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Road, SO 321

Boca Raton, FL 33431