Politico Deep Dive - Mental Health Policy & the 113th Congress
- C. Edward Coffey, M.D.
- Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)
- Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.)
- James Scully, M.D.
- Philip Wang, M.D.
The Social Work Perspective
This research guide offers suggestions on where to start when you are interested in the topic of gun violence, mental health and gun control. There are many resources available from the library while other resources are available for free on the web. Make sure you evaluate the source of the data and information you find. These are controversial topics, with passionate feelings on both sides of this issue.
Here are a few suggestions for finding a social work perspective on gun violence, gun control and how these relate to mental health.
- National Association of Social Workers (NASW) letter to President Obama After Sandy Hook Shooting.
- NASW Blog - Articles on Gun Control
- Guns: The data tells us... - Article in the open access journal, Behavior and Social Issues by Social Work Professor Mark A. Mattaini
- Mass Murder: Is There a Mental Health Issue? Article by Michael B. Friedman, Columbia University School of Social Work, January 18, 2013
- Social Justice Solutions - Gun Control - Social Justice Solutions is "a forum for social workers to promote the exploration of social welfare policy, and social work practice."
- Social Work Today - News Article on Public Opinion Poll Conducted by Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Social Work Speaks - A series of books, published every three years by the National Association of Social Workers which presents policy statements on such varied topics as youth suicide, school violence and other topics related to gun violence.
- University of Michigan School of Social Work Social Justice Forum on Gun Control and Violence, Feb. 22, 2013