Today we at SHP are happy to announce our new partnership with Dovetail Learning, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening children’s innate capacity for resilience, self-mastery and empathy for others through its Toolbox curriculum.
The Toolbox Project is part of a comprehensive suite of programs to address the causes and risks of gun violence by empowering people to make changes in their families, schools and communities. It also gives children, teachers, parents, and schools a common language and the Tools necessary to form a cohesive, collaborative, non-violent, and caring community.
Nevada has officially collected the most signatures ever for a ballot initiative in the state, and more than double the amount required by law.
The almost 250,000 signatures were delivered to the governor earlier this November to pass a law to require background checks on all gun purchases, online and at gun shows.
If the Nevada legislature fails to pass the provisions, or if Governor Sandoval vetoes it, it will be on the ballot in 2016.
Read more, HERE.
Today, you can use the coupon code "PROMISE" for free shipping in our webstore this Cyber Monday.
Visit the Sandy Hook Promise webstore HERE.
Promise Day pledger Karen spoke to university students about being a better bystander: "I asked for them to take note of a faculty member, administrator or staff member they felt connected to, and let them know they were empowered to report any threats. I also made sure they had the phone number for the university police in their cell phones."
What did you do on Promise Day? Tell us HERE.
The Denver Post brings us an in-depth view into the lives of some of the many people struggling with mental illness in Colorado, a state ranking in the bottom half of per capita mental health spending.
From debilitating depression, anxiety, to schizoaffective and bipolar disorder, and the lack of resources that Colorado hospitals and mental health clinics possess to treat such patients, the Post takes a deep look into what can be done to improve mental health services here, and around the country.
New Haven, Connecticut will receive a $4 million grant to implement mental health programs in the city.
The program will include a new idea: The Stop and Shop on Whalley Avenue will host a counselor at the customer service counter 5 days a week. It's a neutral location to engage mothers and families, and there's no stigma associated with going to the grocery store.
We are excited to see the results of this new program and are encouraged by the plan to engage the community in the mental health needs of its children and families. Read more about the new initiatives here.