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Schools Against Violence Los Angeles Program (SAVe LA)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $844,029)

Northridge Hospital Foundation’s Center for Healthier Communities will implement a program called Schools against Violence Los Angeles Program (SAVe LA). The purpose of the program is to increase school safety and prevent violence at 10 schools that are part of Los Angeles Unified School District North (LAUSD) in the San Fernando Valley. Project activities include evidence-based violence prevention education, including Safe Dates, Positive Action, and Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Training. The education focuses on dating abuse prevention, social emotional learning/character development, anti-bullying, recognizing the warning signs of suicide, and responding to students experiencing a mental health crisis. Workshops will be provided to parents and the community on teen dating violence and cyberbullying. In addition to working with LAUSD, partners will include the following: (1) LA Trust for Children’s Health, who will provide best practices for establishing student-led safety clubs and peer to peer education. Students will be included in school safety initiatives, plan tabling events, create social media posts, and organize a school anti- bullying campaign. (2) School law enforcement (school resource officers) will participate in the student-led safety clubs, cofacilitate the school student assembly’s focus on school safety, and attend trainings on Positive Action and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Training.

Date Created: September 27, 2023