San Juan County Partners with Sandy Hook Promise to Rollout
"Say Something Anonymous!" Reporting System
Students will learn how to spot the signs of at-risk behaviors, especially in social media,
and will be able to take action by submitting a tip anonymously
Sandy Hook Promise to host informational meeting for parents and teachers on September 6th
On Thursday, September 6th, parents and educators from the San Juan County community will join Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) at the Henderson Fine Arts Center at San Juan College from 6 PM – 7:30 PM for an informational meeting to learn about SHP’s Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) app.
SHP has partnered with four school districts in the county including, Aztec Municipal Schools, Farmington Municipal School District, Bloomfield School District and Central Consolidated School District, and San Juan County Schools, to onboard over 8,000 students in 21 schools across the county. Mark Barden, co-founder and managing director of SHP, and the father of Daniel who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, will speak with parents and educators at the event.
SS-ARS allows students to submit secure and anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals before they hurt themselves or others. Concerned students simply submit a tip using the SS-ARS app, website, or by calling a dedicated 24/7 crisis center. SHP’s crisis center then triages the tip and dispositions it back into participating school districts and, as needed, to law enforcement.
“Building upon on our Say Something program, we are happy to partner with San Juan County to help its students be “upstanding” by training them to Know the Signs of potential violence,” said Nicole Hockley, managing director at Sandy Hook Promise and mother to Dylan, killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “With SS-ARS, students can now take action to submit a tip anonymously and be sure it is case managed by schools and local law enforcement. From bullying, to substance abuse to suicide and school shooting threats, schools and communities can take tangible action to prevent violence before it occurs.”
The SS-ARS system is managed and maintained by a national digital leader in the school safety space and 24/7 Crisis Center national compliance leader, both have 20+ years of experience. SHP provides overall management and training of SS-ARS to school districts and students and pays for 100% of the costs to train and sustain the program in a school district.
About Sandy Hook Promise: Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. We are led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and 6 educators. SHP is focused on preventing gun violence (and other forms of violence and victimization) BEFORE it happens by educating and mobilizing youth and adults on mental health and wellness programs that identify, intervene and help at-risk individuals. SHP is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible non-policy and policy solutions that protect children and prevent gun violence. Our intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation.
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