The Willamette Education Service District has partnered with Sandy Hook Promise, a national non-profit organization that provides research-based programs and practices to protect children. As a participating school district with the WESD, we encourage you to learn more about Sandy Hook Promise's no-cost, easy to implement, downloadable youth violence prevention programs and activities. Learning to identify warning signs, how to say something to a trusted adult, and how to be more socially inclusive and connected to one another empowers youth to change the climate of their school and to save lives. Click on the icons below to be re-directed to Sandy Hook Promise's website to learn more about each program.
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Say Something resources are no-cost, digital and downloadable tools that teach students, grades 6-12, how to look for warning signs, signals and threats, especially in social media, from an individual who may be threatening to hurt themselves or others and to Say Something to a trusted adult.
Start with Hello is a no-cost, easy to implement, life saving program that teaches students grades 2-12 the skills they need to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school.
The SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program uses an educational curriculum to teach students to recognize the symptoms of depression and suicide, and can be implemented by existing school personnel. The program includes a mental health self-assessment that screens every student for depression and suicide. This program is designed for all middle and high school students.