children, education, schools

Offering Protection and Comfort for Kids in the Wake of Latest Shooting Tragedy

From: PBS.org

How can parents and schools keep kids safe, and how can they reassure them when tragedies occur? Judy Woodruff speaks with a panel of experts, including Stephen Brock of California State University, Dewey Cornell of University of Virginia and Mo Canady of the National Association of School Resource Officials.

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children, schools, youth violence

Help for victims of Sandy Hook Shooting

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An official fund for victims’ families, and the community as a whole, has now been established: The Sandy Hook School Support Fund, set up by the United Way of Western Connecticut will provide support services to families and the community. All donations to this fund will go directly to those affected.

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children, education, youth violence

Sandy Hook: Children and a violent world and what we can do.

Friday December 14,2012

THE SEATTLE ACTION NETWORK

With this mornings school tragedy, and other recent events involving violence and children, The Seattle Action Network is requesting that all schools, businesses and churches come together and discuss these serious issues with our young children.

The links below will offer information to help you educate children and young adults.

Educating Young Children for a Peaceful World
http://www.humiliationstudies.org/documents/QuisumbingEducatingChildren.pdf

Teaching Children – National Crime Prevention Council
http://www.ncpc.org/topics/by-audience/law-enforcement/teaching-children

NIMH · Children and Violence
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/child-and-adolescent-mental-health/children-and-violence.shtml

The NIMH website also offers:

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters:

*What Parents Can Do
*What Community Members Can Do
*What Rescue Workers Can Do

The Seattle Action Network
Ron Williams – Executive Director
http://www.seattleactionnetwork.wordpress.com
206-538-9564

employment

SUPPORT! – 12th Annual Pre-Apprenticeship Fundraising Dinner

You are invited!

Each year Seattle Vocational Institute’s Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (SVI PACT) holds an Annual Dinner to raise funds to provide support to our students. This year is the 12th anniversary of our renowned dinner!

The proceeds will help train members of our community for good paying jobs and careers that can support their families. This is the lifelong mission and commitment of PACT and we will continue to be a part of the success of our students. We hope you will be part of this mission & support by joining us Saturday, October 6th, 6:00 P.M. at the Brockey Conference Center, South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Avenue S.W. Seattle, WA 98106-1499.

Registration
You may register at the official SVI PACT 12th Annual Dinner website:
https://sccd.ejoinme.org/svipact12

Contact & Info
Please contact Vanessa Lamb for ticket & sponsorship inquiries.
Individual tickets: $75; Table for 10: $750
vanessa.lamb@seattlecolleges.edu
206-934-0961

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employment

Stopping The Violence: “The Interrupters”

“The Interrupters” (download this important PDF click here)

Directed by Steve James. Produced by Alex Kotlowitz and Steve James.

Every City Needs Its Heroes.

An epic tale of courage and hope, The Interrupters is a new film from Chicago-based director/producer Steve James (Oscar-nominated for Hoop Dreams) and award-winning author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here), whose original article inspired the film.

Filmed out of Chicago’s Kartemquin Films, The Interrupters follows a year in the life of the city as it grapples with the plague of urban violence. At the heart of the story are Ameena Matthews, Cobe Williams and Eddie Bocanegra, each of whom has credibility on the street because of their own personal histories.

With gumption, wisdom and wit, they work to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they themselves once employed. These “Violence Interrupters” (their job title) — work for CeaseFire, a local organization whose guiding principle is that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so respond with similar treatment: go after the most infected, and stop the infection at its source.

See it this summer and fall: http://www.theinterrupters.com
To order The Interrupters on DVD or Blu-ray go to http://kartemquin.com/store

Directed and Photographed by Steve James
Produced by Alex Kotlowitz and Steve James