National Youth Violence Prevention Week – Social Services

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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

Social Services 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 through your agency’s newsletter, blog and social media, #NYVPW
  • Inviting your local legislators and government contacts to participate in NYVPW and asking them to officially recognize the event
  • Asking your local media to cover NYVPW
  • Educating yourself on Sandy Hook Promise’s free Know the Signs violence prevention programs
  • Reviewing the Say Something materials from Sandy Hook Promise, and learn what it means to be a trusted adult to youth you work with
  • Wearing violence-prevention ribbons and creating banners to demonstrate your support for NYVPW
  • Offering to present or sponsor workshops at a local in-school violence prevention conference
  • Donating your time, talent, energy and resources to help out with events throughout the week
  • Attending your local school’s violence prevention conference and expressing your concerns about youth violence
  • Creating and displaying a NYVPW poster with information on local in-school conferences
  • Creating a special webpage on your agency’s website that highlights NYVPW and its strategies
  • 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
  • Selecting an agency representative to join a local roundtable and uniting in action with others in your community to reduce violence
  • Following and sharing @nationalsave and @sandyhook on social media to stay informed of #NYVPW activities
  • Adopting a school and donating educational resources to teach young people how to reduce violence