Say Something is a no-cost program that trains students in grades 6-12 to look for warning signs and threats, especially on social media, from an individual who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others – and how to “say something” to a trusted adult.
Here are the resources to conduct the Say Something and Say Something: Prevent Suicide trainings and Trusted Adult workshop, as well as tools to engage your community with the program, and launch a successful Say Something Call-to-Action Week. ** Please bookmark this page so you can find the resources easily. **
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You can find the Say Something training videos on Sandy Hook Promise’s online training center at SandyHookPromiseTraining.org. Once registered, you will have access to videos you can show in a classroom or virtual setting, and/or those that students can view independently using unique logins and passwords.
The Say Something curriculum is delivered to students through the Say Something PowerPoint presentation. For English, Spanish, Haitian Kreyòl, Portuguese, and Vietnamese translations, download the presentation, click on “Comments” and you’ll have access to the talking points for each slide.
To assist educators with the DIY training, Sandy Hook Promise has created a “Train-the-Trainer” video, in which Sandy Hook Promise Presenter Andre Elliott walks educators through the presentation step-by-step. Also included is a video of Sandy Hook Promise Trainer Jared Cavagnuolo delivering the Say Something presentation to students.
Please note: these videos are intended only for training purposes. They are not intended for student use.
The Say Something presentation can be completed in 30 to 40 minutes. If you are conducting this presentation for the first time, we encourage you to watch the Train-the-Trainer and digital student training videos first. We also encourage you to reference the Say Something Student Training Companion Guide for Educators for discussion questions and student surveys.
Prior to conducting the DIY presentation, review the supplemental resources below:
Say Something Promotional Video – This short two-minute video is designed to help promote Say Something and educate others about the three steps. It can be shared with school staff, parents, students and community members.
Say Something Quick Student Training Companion Guide for Educators – This guide contains suggestions for how to best deliver the Sandy Hook Promise Say Something student training video or do-it-yourself (DIY) PowerPoint presentation. Specifically, in this guide you will find: quick discussion guides, recommended pausing points in the training with interactive discussion questions, and student surveys.
Say Something Educator Guide – This easy-to-use guide is designed to assist adult educators in delivering and sustaining the Say Something program. The guide includes tips for getting started; key messages and action steps to emphasize; and ideas, activities and resources for supporting young people in carrying out Say Something throughout the year.
Say Something Student Guide – This easy-to-use guide is designed to assist peer leaders and SAVE Promise Club members in sustaining Say Something throughout the year. It includes tips for getting started; key action steps and messages to emphasize; and ideas, activities and resources that young people can do throughout the year to carry Say Something forward and create a culture of “upstanders.”
Say Something Parent Brochure – The Say Something Parent Brochure is a tool that is provided by the school or youth organization, and can be sent home via email, for parents and caregivers to help continue the Say Something conversation at home.
Say Something Customizable Letter for Educators
Say Something Community Organizing Guide – This easy-to-use guide is designed for community organizations and leaders. By providing this guide, we aim to continue the conversation beyond school to reach youth and connect with them where they are.