This webpage includes all the resources you need to implement a successful Say Something program and Say Something Week. There are nine sections:
Sandy Hook Promise’s no-cost Say Something program teaches students to recognize the warning signs of someone at-risk of hurting themselves or others and how to “say something” to a trusted adult to get help. Say Something develops social-emotional learning (SEL) skills and seamlessly aligns with existing SEL curriculum, instruction, and programs.
Each year, thousands of schools and youth organizations nationwide participate in Say Something Week. They come together to raise awareness about the Say Something, as well as celebrate upstanders and trusted adults. Below are resources that will help you to implement a great Say Something Week!
This Say Something Week Planning Guide provides ideas and best practices for teachers, staff, and administrators. The guide provides a planning strategy and sample, easy-to-implement activities —whether you do activities all week or just one day of the national call-to-action week.
This Say Something Week Planning Guide provides ideas and best practices for students seeking to play a leadership role in implementing Say Something Week. The guide provides a planning strategy and sample activities for the entire week or even one day.
Check out these signature activities that schools and student leaders have implemented during past Say Something Weeks. These engaging activities reinforce the Say Something message and help to integrate this message into a school’s culture.
Here are resources to help you promote and implement a great Say Something Week. They include our new Social Media Action Kit and customizable documents you can download and make your own.
This guide is for educators who are training students using the Say Something Core Student Training video. The guide contains lessons and activities you can use before, during, and after the Core Student Training video to engage your students in this life-saving content.
This guide is for educators who are training students themselves using the Say Something Core Student Training presentation. The guide contains lessons and activities you can use before, during, and after the Core Student Training video to engage your students in this life-saving content.
The Say Something Letter Template for Educators introduces the Say Something program to your school or youth organization.
The first step of the Say Something program is to deliver the Core Training via video or using the DIY model. Both are located at Sandy Hook Promise’s Learning Center.
This course expands on the Core Training to help students recognize the specific warning signs of suicide in their peers, take these warnings signs seriously, and get help immediately. Due to the sensitive nature of the content, an in-person school setting is required for this course. Located at Sandy Hook Promise’s Learning Center.
This professional development workshop is a companion to the Core Training and defines what it means to be a Trusted Adult. It provides strategies to support students when they report warning signs; and engages educators in interactive action planning to grow and sustain a community of care for students. Located at Sandy Hook Promise’s Learning Center.
After the student training, sustain the Say Something program into your school or youth organization’s culture using the resources below.
After you deliver the Core Training to students, you can begin to integrate the Say Something principles into your school’s culture by regularly engaging students in discussions using this easy-to-use Educators Guide.
This two-minute video is designed to help promote Say Something and teach the three steps. It can be used to quickly remind students of the three–step process and can also be shared with school staff, parents and community members.
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.