Sandy Hook Promise is a a national non-profit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.
Their mission: to prevent gun-related deaths due to crime, suicide, and accidental discharge, so that no other parent experiences the senseless, horrific loss of their child.
To that end, Sandy Hook Promise offers several informative programs aimed at educating the public–including students, teachers, and administrators–on how to recognize the warning signs of gun violence.
Say Something™ Teaches youth how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and “Say Something” to a trusted adult BEFORE it is too late.
Start With Hello™ Teaches youth how to minimize social isolation, marginalization and rejection by creating an inclusive community that reaches out and connects with at-risk individuals BEFORE they choose to hurt themselves or others.
SOS Signs Of Suicide® Teaches youth and adults about the warning signs of depression and suicide, and action steps to get help when concerned about themselves or a friend BEFORE a tragedy occurs.
Safety Assessment & Intervention™ Teaches adults in schools and youth organizations how to identify, assess and respond to threats of violence or at-risk behavior BEFORE a tragedy takes place. The program not only addresses the threat itself, but also helps identify and treat the underlying issue in that youth’s life that led to him/her making the threat.
For more information on these programs, please visit https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/