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Raising Awareness: National Youth Violence Prevention Week

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National Youth Violence Prevention Week took place the first week of April. The week is designed to raise awareness and educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence.

  Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE),  a student driven organization, is a founding partner of this week. SAVE helps students learn about alternatives to violence, crime prevention, and conflict management skills.


 AASA has been an active member of the STRYVE Action Council since it began.  The Action Council is a group of organizations working towards the vision of creating “a nation of safe and healthy youth who can achieve their full potential as connected and contributing members of thriving , violence-free families, schools and communities.” (

Throughout National Youth Violence Prevention Week, AASA Children’s Programs department promoted and shared resources on social media outlets including Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram and Twitter.

 Resource highlights included information on Anger Management from the American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC research on Youth Violence Prevention with a focus on bullying. 

 See a Recap of those posts on AASA Children’s Programs Storify feature.

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