Kids in crisis: Sandy Hook Promise virtual briefing on school safety, youth violence prevention, mental health challenges amid post-pandemic return to school

On Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 1p.m., Sandy Hook Promise will host a virtual news briefing to discuss actions, insights and recommendations to prepare parents, educators and students for the return to school. Experts will address critically important mental health and harm prevention topics, including ways that caring adults can support students’ highly emotional return to school amidst pandemic-related stress, as well as how to prevent school violence, suicide and self-harm among students.

WHAT: Back-to-School 2021 briefing on school violence and suicide prevention 

WHO: Sandy Hook Promise experts: 

  • Nicole Hockley, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise, and mother of Dylan who was killed in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012;
  • Dr. Rachel Masi, Ph.D., research director for Sandy Hook Promise, licensed clinical psychologist and board member for the National Center for School Safety; and
  • Bob Flynn, national programs director for Sandy Hook Promise, who oversees the development of the no-cost “Know the Signs” gun violence prevention and school safety programs.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 1 p.m. (EDT)

WHERE: For registration link, please RSVP to Kristin Kepplinger.