National Youth Violence Prevention Week – Government

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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

Government can make the Promise to Prevent Youth Violence!

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

  • Contacting your local schools to encourage them to participate in National Youth Violence Prevention Week (NYVPW) and to initiate a SAVE Promise Club
  • Promoting NYVPW to your colleagues, other government agencies, and local legislators
  • Participating in your constituents’ event and recognizing NYVPW with an official proclamation
  • Expressing your support for NYVPW on your social media and by issuing a press statement
  • Wearing violence-prevention ribbons and hanging NYVPW banners in your offices to demonstrate your support for the event
  • Joining or organizing a local roundtable and uniting in action with others in your community to reduce violence during NYVPW and bring Sandy Hook Promise’s free Know the Signs violence prevention programs to all schools in the district
  • Speaking at workshops for local in-school violence prevention conferences
  • Informing your staff of opportunities for them to help out with local events throughout the week
  • Making a speech at your respective institution on NYVPW and the importance of taking action to prevent violence; share your remarks through social media, press release, and other methods
  • Creating and displaying posters with information on local in-school conferences
  • Attending your local school’s violence prevention conference and expressing your concerns about youth violence
  • Providing schools with educational resources to teach young people how to reduce violence
  • Creating a special webpage on your agency’s website that highlights NYVPW, its strategies, and Sandy Hook Promise’s free Know the Signs programs
  • Adding a links from your agency’s website or social media page to National Youth Violence Prevention Week
  • Encouraging your staff to become mentors and teaching their mentees effective ways to prevent violence. Encourage them to review the Say Something materials from Sandy Hook Promise, and learning what it means to be a trusted adult to youth.
  • 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