National Safe Place Week will be celebrated nationally on March 19-25, 2017 (#NSPWeek2017). This annually recognized week shines at spotlight on Safe Place, an outreach an prevention program for youth in crisis. NSP Week serves to recognize the many valued partners who work together to provide immediate help and safety for all young people. It is a dedicated time to acknowledge licensed Safe Place agencies, Safe Place locations and community partners and volunteers. These individuals and groups are the pillars of strength that support the national safety net for youth.
NSP Week garners support for Safe Place and calls attention to local and national issues affecting youth. Well-planned awareness activities provide opportunities for individuals and organizations to share information about Safe Place and youth in crisis as well as opportunities to get involved in local Safe Place program efforts. Effective NSP Week activities:
- Increase awareness about Safe Place;
- Provide opportunities for advocacy;
- Build community support for Safe Place and licensed Safe Place agencies; and,
- Recognize individuals, organizations, and businesses involved in Safe Place.
NSP Week 2017 will be celebrated nationally using the following themed days:
- Safe Place Sunday – March 19
- Make Some Noise Monday – March 20
- Tell-All Tuesday – March 21
- We Stand Together Wednesday – March 22
- TXT 4 HELP Thursday – March 23
- Friends of Safe Place Friday – March 24
- Safe Place Site Visit Saturday – March 25
Create “Thunder” to Keep Kids Safe
Join the official NSP Week 2017 Thunderclap campaign to to make some noise about Safe Place and youth safety. Thunderclap is a tool that amplifies a message when you and your friends say it together. Think of it as an online flash mob. By joining the NSP Week Thunderclap, you and others will share the same message at the same time, generating a wave of awareness for Safe Place on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr that can’t be ignored.
Please join and share the NSP Week Thunderclap here: http://thndr.me/4Re0Nb
Support and Share the NSP Week Thunderclap!
Once you have joined the official NSP Week Thunderclap, encourage friends, colleagues, and family members to join. Please consider using one of the following sample social media posts to increase support and awareness of Safe Place.
Facebook / Tumblr:
Join me in supporting #NSPWeek2017 and @Safe Place on @Thunderclap! Share the sign. Share the meaning. Together we can keep kids safe: http://thndr.me/4Re0Nb
I just supported #NSPWeek2017 and @SafePlace on @ThunderclapIt. Will you? http://thndr.me/4Re0Nb