Press Release: NASW-PA Brandywine Division Hosts Legislative Panel Discussion on School Violence
Friday, March 28, 2014
Posted by: Tara Breitsprecher
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
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
“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
For more information about this event, contact the Chapter office at 717-232-4125.
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.