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STPPS Earns Safety Grant

The St. Tammany Parish Public School System is partnering with Sandy Hook Promise, a national, nonprofit organization, in securing $500,000 in grant funding under the STOP School Violence Act. This funding will be used district-wide to train students, educators and school administrators how to identify, assess, intervene and get help for those exhibiting at-risk behaviors. The grant will help train almost 39,000 students in 55 schools across the district.

“We are pleased to receive this grant under the STOP School Violence Act, said Superintendent Trey Folse. “We believe it will support the training of our students and educators in prevention methods to maximize safety and security measures.”

The School System will receive the following programs under Sandy Hook Promise’s Know the Signs programs:

  • Say Something: Training for youth and teens on how to recognize signs, especially in social media, of an individual who may be a threat to themselves or others and how to say something to a trusted adult to get that person help.
  • Start with Hello: Training for youth and teens on how to be more socially inclusive and connected to one another.
  • SOS Signs of Suicide: Training for students and adults about the warning signs of youth suicide and how to intervene before violence or self-harm occurs.
  • Safety Assessment and Intervention: Training for schools on how to identity, assess, and respond to threatening behaviors before they escalate to violence.

The STOP School Violence Act, part of the FY 2018 omnibus funding bill, is based on research and lessons learned from Sandy Hook and other tragic shootings targeting the prevention of school violence.

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