Xavier University Alumna to Speak on Gun Violence

February 27, 2013

The theme of National Professional Social Work Month in March is, “Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy.” Xavier University’s Department of Social Work is bringing alumna Amy Krings (2002, BSW, MSW) to speak on “Gun Violence Reduction and Social Work: The Role of Community Based Practice.” Currently, Krings is a doctoral candidate in social work and political science at the University of Michigan.

The public is invited to hear Krings speak on Tuesday, Mar. 26 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Schiff Conference Center in Xavier’s Cintas Center. The cost is $20.00. RSVP by Mar. 20 to Hubbard@xavier.edu Her appearance is sponsored by Xavier University’s Department of Social Work, College of Social Sciences, Health, and Education, and Students for Social Work Organization.

Prior to beginning her doctoral program, Krings worked for six years at a Cincinnati non-profit organizing citizen-police problem solving teams. This included management of a community-based campaign to reduce street-level gun violence. She also has taught classes at Xavier on Social Change, Macro Social Work, and Community and Political Organizing.

Xavier University’s Department of Social Work offers the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) through a program with over 30 years of continual accreditation, making it one of the oldest bachelor’s-level programs in the nation. When Xavier acquired Edgecliff College in 1980, it absorbed the social work program. For more information about social work at Xavier, please visit www.xavier.edu/social-work.

More than 650,000 social work professionals influence and improve services in hospitals, schools, businesses, military branches, government, and thousands of non-profit and community organizations across the country. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job growth in the field to 800,000 by the year 2020.