Boston, MA: 1.19.2018 – Sandy Hook Promise Org’s founder Nicole Hockley holds a picture of one of her two sons, Dylan, who was killed in Newtown, CT during the Sandy Hook school shooting. “One came home. One didn’t.” Sandy Hook Promise launched today at Boston Public Schools to help communities spot signs for violence.
Boston, MA: Boston Public Schools (BPS) holds an informational kick-off for school leaders on the Sandy Hook Promise
initiative, a no-cost school-violence prevention program that educates students and adults alike on spotting warning signs, along with fostering inclusive environments in schools.
The Sandy Hook Promise, founded by parents affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy, will hold its “Start With Hello Week” beginning February 5, when students nationwide are taught how to create a culture of inclusion to help students dealing with chronic social isolation. The week is the part of “ Know the Signs
,” a multi-pronged effort to spot warning signs that someone may be considering an act of violence.
BPS is utilizing the partnership to build upon existing efforts to engage student voice, including the creation of a bullying hotline; and to prevent and respond to threats in collaboration with the Boston Police Department and community-based organizations.
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