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