How will this effect teachers and core curriculum?
STOP gives all educators and administrators access to critical funding to bring violence prevention programming to their schools at no cost. STOP is not a mandate and provides flexibility for states, districts and tribes to choose the evidence-based programs that best fit the needs of their students and communities. Sandy Hook Promise’s Know the Signs programs are just some of many programs that meet the STOP Act requirements. States and school districts may also choose programs, like Know the Signs that can be delivered through digital, in-person, classroom, or large assembly training – offering even more options to fit with their current curriculum.
Do these types of measures work?
Yes! To date, Sandy Hook Promise has trained more than 12 million youth and adults in 14,000+ schools in its Know the Signs programs that focus on prevention to help end the epidemic of gun violence. Through these no-cost programs, Sandy Hook Promise has averted multiple school shooting plots, teen suicides and other acts of violence across the country. We know that school violence is preventable when we teach youth and adults the warning signs and how to take action to save a life.