Sandy Hook Promise is an organization that has experienced inexplicable shock, pain and loss from gun violence. We feel as though a part of us is grieving in Charleston, too. That such a heinous act would occur in a place of worship is as horrifying as it was in an elementary school. Our tragedy occurred outside the realm of race, and we claim no expertise on the issue of hate crimes, but we do know this: Churches, like schools, should be a safe place for everyone and to disrupt that sense of safety in such a violent way is unimaginable. With broken hearts we reach out to all those affected in Charleston and offer any support we can.
In a moving series by photographer Joe Quint, parents who have lost children to gun violence have a chance to tell their stories.
See their stories and pictures here: "The Love Doesn't Stop."
Check out this honest piece by Momtastic about why it’s so important to ask fellow parents if they have guns in their home and if they are safely stored and locked.
ASK Day is Sunday, June 21st. #ASKingSavesKids
Our love and prayers are with Charleston, South Carolina after a shooting Wednesday night at a prominent historical church left 9 dead, including the church's Pastor who is also a State Senator.
Please keep Charleston and all those affected in your thoughts during this extremely difficult time.
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To the families who lost loved ones, to the perseverance, strength and courage of survivors, and to the brave first responders, SHP sends all of our Love to Aurora!
Why are the #mentalhealth problems of infants and toddlers so often overlooked? Here’s how we can encourage positive mental health in young children and ensure that challenges are detected early: http://huff.to/1Q6RDiy
If you are interested in bringing Mental Health First Aid Training to your local school or community, visit http://bit.ly/16sNLE3 to download the training guide, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to a federal grant, over 600 teachers and community members from Sioux City, Iowa will receive #MHFA training over the next 5 years. Join the movement!