April 12 -16 is National Youth Violence Prevention Week
School shootings and teen violence is a growing issue in America. The purpose of National Youth Violence Prevention Week (NYVPW) is to bring awareness to the signs and statistics of youth violence while also finding and practicing different strategies to prevent youth violence.
Check out ways YOU and your OMM chapter can get involved!
April 12 – Spread the word that it’s National Youth Violence Prevention Week!
April 13 – One of the warning signs of violence is social isolation or loneliness. Call or text a friend you haven’t talked to in a while and let them know you care about them.
April 14 – Comment something positive on 3 or more social media post of people you follow – a positive comment of someone’s selfie, picture, or post can make someone’s whole day. Feel free to do this on a regular basis!
April 15 – Share the 9 warning signs of violence that indicate that an individual may be in crisis or need help.
April 16 – Identify ways you will try to prevent teen violence.
- Educate yourself on the warning signs of violence
- You can find more information about NYVPW from Sandy Hook Promise