Teen Perspectives on Returning to School
Hear from a panel of Sandy Hook Promise’s National Youth Advisory Board. They’ll be discussing students’ biggest back-to-school challenges and what they think schools can do to help support students. The panel is hosted by Dr. Rachel Masi, Ph.D, Research Director, Sandy Hook Promise & Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
Several members of our Youth Advisory Board who will be speaking during the event include: Lena Kalandjian, North Broward Preparatory School, North Broward, FL; Medha Kishore, Aurora High School, Aurora, OH; Dyuthi Kumar, California High School, San Ramon, CA; Drew Landsaw, Cutler Bay High School, Cutler Bay, FL; Jordyne ‘JJ’ Lewis, Hickory Ridge High School, Harrisburg, NC; Aashi Mittal, Del Norte High School, San Diego, CA; Joel Morales, High Point Regional High School, Sussex, NJ; and Hanadie Tulemat, Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, Palos Hills, IL.
Passing Laws for Student Safety in 2021
You can take action to keep students safe. Learn about a year of advocacy to prevent violence and find out how you can help. From universal background checks to school violence prevention programs, Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund is already working to push policies that make us all safer. Your support and input can help lead the path forward to prevent violence at school, home, and in the community.
With the new Congress, there is a unique opportunity to enact change to protect children and youth in America. Here’s your chance to get involved. You’re invited watch to our first National Policy Webinar. Learn about our plans to advance violence prevention across the country, meet our policy experts, and find out how you can take action.
Speakers include: Mark Barden, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Sandy Hook Promise; Liz Murphy, National Policy Director; Aurora Vasquez, State Policy Director; Nalini Ramachandran, National Engagement Manager
Watch the recording of the Zoom webinar online.
Gun Violence Prevention During Covid-19: Know The Signs While Physically Distancing
Children are facing a unique set of challenges during these uncertain times. As COVID-19 continues to have dramatic impacts on daily life, we’re carrying on our mission and creating social connectedness in times of physical isolation.
Out of school, and away from their friends and school-based support systems, feelings of sadness, loneliness, frustration, and fear are all too common for today’s students. Others also face abuse, cyberbullying. Compounding these risk factors for violence, some also have weapons stored unsafely in their homes.
Research shows that violence is preventable when you know the signs and take action immediately to get help. That’s why we’re offering you this free, on-demand webinar series: to help you be part of the solution. If you’re interested in learning more about this series or future webinars, please contact us online.
Suicide Prevention During COVID-19 Social Isolation
Public health crises like the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to an uptick in suicidal thoughts and behaviors. This session focused on defining the risk factors, recognizing warning signs, and providing resources to help. Participants will leave understanding the scope of the issue surrounding mental health and suicide, how they can help themselves, and how they can help others.
Speakers include: Stan Collins, Suicide Prevention Consultant & Director of The Directing Change Program & Film Contest; Alex Intorcio, Training & Program Manager, Sandy Hook Promise
Safe Storage of Firearms at Home
As schools around the country announce long-term closures, children are spending more time at home, many of them with unsecured guns. This conversation focused on providing background on the issue of safe firearm storage within the context of COVID-19 and provide resources for gun owners and non-gun owners alike.
Speakers include: Cassandra Crifasi, Ph.D., MPH, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research; Liz Murphy, National Policy Director, Sandy Hook Promise
Youth Mental Wellness and Social Connectedness
With distance learning as the new normal, parents and students are both learning to adjust to a different reality where social isolation can grow quickly. It’s important that adults and children have resources to foster social connectedness while practicing social distancing. This session introduces you to a set of approaches and activities that can help keep children safe and happy at home.
Speakers include: Vae Champagne, Programs Manager, Sandy Hook Promise; Rachel Masi, Ph.D, Research Director, Sandy Hook Promise & Licensed Clinical Psychologist; John Dugan, Ph.D., The Aspen Institute; Arriana Gross, Youth Advisory Board Member, SAVE Promise Club; Amber McCormack, Mukwonago High School, Wisconsin, Youth Advisory Board Member, SAVE Promise Club
Sandy Hook Promise Partner Webinars
Trauma-Informed Practices Across School Settings
This on-demand webinar will address how to implement and adopt trauma-informed practices across school settings. During these unprecedented times, the social and emotional well-being of our students, parents, teachers, and administrators is of critical importance. Presenters include Rachel Masi, PhD, Director of Research at Sandy Hook Promise and Pamela Black, co-developer of Wisconsin’s Trauma-Sensitive Schools Professional Learning System.
A Conversation with Sandy Hook Promise
Nicole Hockley, co-founder, joined Donald Gaffney, Promise Leader, Pastor & Author of Common Ground: Talking About Gun Violence in America for a conversation on gun violence prevention. This is part of PCUSA’s (Presbyterian Church USA) year-long series on gun violence in America.