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Press Release: NASW-PA Brandywine Division Hosts Legislative Panel Discussion on School Violence

Friday, March 28, 2014   (0 Comments)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              CONTACT: Tara Breitsprecher 
March 28, 2014                                                                                                     (717) 232-4125 
 
NASW-PA HOSTS LEGISLATIVE PANEL DISCUSSION ON SCHOOL VIOLENCE 
Legislators and Administrators Discussed Collaboration with Social Workers to Reduce School 
Violence 

Camp Hill, Pa. – The Brandywine Division of the National Association of Social Workers, 
Pennsylvania Chapter (NASW-PA) hosted a Legislative Panel Discussion in Springfield on 
March 28, 2014 in collaboration with Child Guidance Resource Center. Legislators and 
administrators from Chester and Delaware counties were featured and over 70 social work 
professionals were in attendance. 

The legislative panel discussion focused on ways in which politicians and social workers can 
work together to reduce school violence. District Attorney John Whelan; State Senator Ted 
Erickson; Deputy District Attorney George Dawson; Delaware County emergency preparedness 
coordinator, Timothy Boyce; State Representative Dan Truitt; and representatives from 
Congressman Patrick Meehan, State Representative Becky Corbin, State Representative William Adolph, State Senator Anthony Williams, and State Senator Dominic Pileggi’s offices 
participated in the event. Troy Brindle, NASW-PA Brandywine division chair moderated the 
panel discussion. 

“School violence affects our children, our families and the sustainability of our communities. It’s a multi-faceted issue that cannot be solved with just one group” says NASW-PA executive 
director, Ron Simon. “We are pleased to have legislators and administrators from the 
surrounding area join us today to recognize and address this growing issue. It is opportunities 
such as the panel discussion today that are needed in order to work together to reduce school 
violence”. 

For more information about this event, contact the Chapter office at 717-232-4125. 

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NASW is the largest membership organization in the U.S. for professional social workers, serving more than 130,000. NASW-PA represents nearly 6,000 members in Pennsylvania and works to enhance the professional growth and development of social workers, create and maintain social work standards, and to advance sound social policies. 

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