National Youth Violence Prevention Week – Parents

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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

Parents can make the Promise To Prevent Youth Violence!

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

  • Talking to your children about ways that you have avoided violence in your life and sharing your strategies
  • Watching the Evan Video with your middle and high school grade students, and open a discussion
  • Working with your PTA to promote and support National Youth Violence Prevention Week (NYVPW)
  • Sharing Sandy Hook Promise with other parents, plan an evening to discuss the programs and how to incorporate into your schools during NYVPW
  • Educating yourself on Sandy Hook Promise’s free Know the Signs violence prevention programs
  • Create and leave bookmarks where others can take one (such as your local library, favorite restaurant, dentist’s office, etc.) to share NYVPW strategies with the general public
  • Becoming a mentor and teaching your mentee effective ways to prevent violence. Review the Say Something materials from Sandy Hook Promise, and learning what it means to be a trusted adult to youth.
  • Inviting your local legislators to participate in NYVPW and asking them to officially recognize the event
  • Asking your local media to cover NYVPW
  • Contacting your local schools to encourage them to participate in NYVPW and to initiate a SAVE Promise Club
  • Informing your employers about NYVPW and asking them to sponsor various local events
  • Wearing violence-prevention ribbons to demonstrate your support for NYVPW
  • Creating and displaying a NYVPW poster with information on local in-school conferences
  • Offering your time, talent and energy to help out with local events throughout the week
  • Attending your local school’s violence prevention conference and expressing your concerns about youth violence
  • Joining or hosting a local roundtable and uniting in action with others in your community to reduce violence
  • Donating educational resources to teach young people how to reduce violence
  • Promoting NYVPW with an article or blog on social media
  • Signing up to be a Sandy Hook Promise Leader and help create safer homes, schools and communities all year long
  • Following @nationalsave and @sandyhook on social media to stay informed of #NYVPW activities