GESD will participate in Say Something Week February 25 - March 1

Posted by Jim Cummings on 2/21/2019

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The Glendale Elementary School District, in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, is taking part in National Say Something Week Feb. 25 through March 1.

Say Something teaches students how to look for warning signs, signals, and threats — especially on social media — from individuals who may want to hurt themselves or others and to “say something” to a trusted adult to get them help. The program is based on research conducted by Dr. Dewey Cornell and Dr. Reid Meloy, two leading national experts in threat assessment and intervention.

When it comes to violence, suicide, and threats, most are known by at least one other individual before the incident takes place. In fact, 80 percent of school shooters told someone of their violent plan prior to the event. Additionally, seven out of 10 people who complete suicide told someone of their plans or gave some type of warning or indication. Say Something aims to teach students the signals to that tragedy can be averted.

Say Something Week raises awareness and reinforces the power young people have to prevent tragedies, when they “say something” to a trusted adult to protect a friend from hurting themselves or others.

 Sandy Hook Promise is a national nonprofit organization led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.