National Youth Violence Prevention Week – Faith Based

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Click on the National Youth Violence Prevention Week Community Wheel to learn how everyone can play a part in preventing youth violence! Community Wheel

Faith Based Organizations can make the Promise to Prevent Youth Violence!

You can demonstrate your commitment to protecting today’s youth and building safer communities by…

  • Ask youth in your organization to participate in the National Youth Violence Prevention Week (NYVPW) and to register a SAVE Promise Club
  • Educating yourself on Sandy Hook Promise’s free Know the Signs violence prevention programs
  • Playing the Evan Video with your youth group and facilitate conversations on how to Know the Signs and prevent violence BEFORE it happens
  • Inviting your local legislators to participate in NYVPW and asking them to officially recognize the event
  • Wearing violence-prevention ribbons and hanging campaign banners to demonstrate your support for NYVPW
  • Promoting NYVPW through your religious flyers
  • Talking about effective violence prevention strategies in your sermons and inviting members of your congregation to discuss these strategies with their children
  • Offering your time, talent, and energy to help out with events throughout the week
  • Adopting a school and donating educational resources to teach the students there how to reduce violence
  • Review the Start With Hello materials, and learn how to help youth create more connected communities.
  • Creating and displaying a NYVPW poster with information on local in-school conferences
  • Sponsoring workshops for a local in-school violence prevention conference
  • Asking your local media to cover NYVPW
  • Adding a links from your organizations’s website or social media page to National Youth Violence Prevention Week
  • Attending your local school’s violence prevention conference and sharing your concerns about youth violence
  • Creating and giving away NYVPW bookmarks to share violence prevention strategies with the general public
  • Selecting a representative from your house of worship to join a local roundtable and uniting in action with others in your community to reduce violence
  • Encouraging members of your congregation to become mentors and teaching their mentees effective ways to prevent violence
  • Reviewing the Say Something materials from Sandy Hook Promise, and learn what it means to be a trusted adult – share this with the congregation.
  • Promoting NYVPW with a newsletter article or blog
  • Delivering a daily NYVPW message through your social media #NYVPW
  • Following @nationalsave and @sandyhook on social media to stay informed of NYVPW activities