Press launch from Sandy Hook Promise:
Dec. 12, 2020
Stress associated to the pandemic is inflicting elevated charges of suicide and the potential for violence amongst our youth. However research present that violence is not inevitable: it’s preventable, when you already know the warning indicators and converse up.
The Wi-fi Zone Basis for Giving is donating $25,000 to make sure extra faculties obtain Sandy Hook Promise’s acclaimed Know The Indicators violence and suicide prevention applications at no-cost. Begin With Hiya and Say One thing are confirmed to assist to lower social isolation, violence, and different types of victimization whereas strengthening faculty communities. They train youth the right way to establish the warning signs of somebody who needs to hurt themselves or others, and when and the right way to attain out for assist.
“With so many college students struggling in silence as we speak from social distancing measures, it is vital that we offer educators, mother and father, and college students with these life-saving instruments,” mentioned Nicole Hockley, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise, and mom of Dylan, who was killed within the Sandy Hook Elementary Faculty tragedy. “The beneficiant assist from Wi-fi Zone will permit us to deliver these trainings to 1000’s extra college students nationwide at no-cost to the colleges.”
“We’re very proud to have the ability to assist assist Sandy Hook Promise and all that the group does to succeed in out to younger folks throughout these exhausting occasions and past. As we’re headquartered in Connecticut, we really feel significantly related to this trigger and maintain everybody affected in our hearts. We’re grateful for the life-saving work that Sandy Hook Promise does,” mentioned Shelley Nemic, president of the Wi-fi Zone Basis for Giving.
Thus far, greater than 12 million folks nationwide have participated in Sandy Hook Promise’s confirmed Know the Indicators applications that concentrate on prevention to assist finish the epidemic of gun violence by coaching youth and adults the right way to establish at-risk habits and intervene to get assist earlier than a tragedy can happen. By these no-cost applications, Sandy Hook Promise has averted numerous faculty taking pictures plots, teen suicides, and different acts of violence.
This press launch was produced by Sandy Hook Promise. The views expressed listed here are the creator’s personal.