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Know the Signs Program Evaluation, LAUSD

Principal InvestigatorsProject Manager
Project Dates
  • Jan. 1, 2017 - Dec. 31, 2017

In Spring 2017, Sandy Hook Promise Foundation partnered with the UM-SPH Prevention Research Center to evaluate the Say Something and Start with Hello programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The goal of this evaluation study was to understand the effects of the Know the Signs program on positive school climate and youth developmental outcomes. It was the first rigorous assessment of the implementation and fidelity of the program suite as it was introduced to this new school district.

About the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation

The Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) Foundation is a national non-profit organization that originated in Newton, Connecticut by family and community members affected by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. The organization focuses on protecting children from gun violence due to crime, suicide, and unintentional discharge. SHP does this by building a national community of parents, schools, and organizations while raising awareness and engaging with community educational programs. SHP has two standard school based interventions:

  • Say Something
  • Start with Hello