Winter Webinar Series – 3/13/18

March 13, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 pm, CST

C. Reardon photo (110617)Social Work in the Age of Mass Shootings: Understanding America’s Complex Relationship with Guns

Presented by Christina Reardon, MSW, LSW

During the past several years, Americans have repeatedly experienced the shock and sorrow that comes with each new report of a mass shooting. Each incident brings renewed debates over gun violence, but unlike other countries that have enacted tough gun control measures in the wake of mass shootings, new restrictions on firearms continue to face opposition in the United States. Why is this? Many people point to the influence of groups such as the National Rifle Association, but this is only part of the story. This webinar will examine the historical, political, social and cultural factors that shape Americans’ unique relationship with guns and outline why it is important for social workers to understand these factors. The presentation also will explore how social workers can find creative and effective ways to prevent and respond to gun violence despite the political reality that sweeping gun control measures are unlikely in the near future. 


$25 – Members 
$20 – Members – Student/Unemployed/Retired
$35 – Non Members

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