Thank you to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, State Senator Karina Villa, State Representative Maura Hirschauer, and the support of NASW-Illinois Chapter members—their collective effort resulted in the signing of House Bill 2400 (HB2400) into law today, reforming active shooter drills to rein in traumatic training exercises law enforcement were doing with students present. The bill was an NASW-Illinois Chapter initiative and goes into effect immediately.
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Villa measure would establish guidelines for trauma-informed school lockdown drills (from Illinois Senate Democrats website)
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with over 120,000 members. The NASW-Illinois Chapter is one of the association's largest chapters representing over 20.000 licensed Illinois social workers and school social workers, with over 5,000 active members. NASW strives to advance social work careers, grow social work businesses, and protect the profession.