Showing posts with label awareness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label awareness. Show all posts

Saturday, June 4, 2022

“Community violence intervention has shown us that there’s a way"

"For decades, US researchers have studied behavioral signs that could help identify people who are at risk of carrying out mass violence.

They have looked at histories of drug abuse, interpersonal violence or “red flag behaviors” like posting images of firearms on social media and threatening their classmates or co-workers.

“These behaviors are observable. Someone can notice if their nephew or neighbor is starting to wear fatigues and carry a gun,” said Mary Ellen O’Toole, a retired FBI agent, profiler and the director of George Mason University’s forensic science program."
Continue reading The Guardian article online (subscription maybe required)

Balloons honoring the victims killed in last week's school shooting at a memorial at Robb elementary school in Uvalde, Texas Photograph: Jae C Hong/AP
Balloons honoring the victims killed in last week's school shooting at a memorial at Robb elementary school in Uvalde, Texas Photograph: Jae C Hong/AP




For more info about March for our Lines -> https://marchforourlives.com/

Health Department - Weekly Wellness Update - June is Alzheimer's Awareness Month (video)

"June is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), can be an early stage of Alzheimer's.  
Learn more at: www.alz.org"

Link to YouTube video -> https://youtu.be/WO2atmDGmaI 


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The Franklin Farmers Market is a place to grow your nonprofit awareness. Apply now for a table this summer!

 Via the Franklin Farmers Market:

"Did you know we have a table available for FREE to any non-profits in the area?

That’s right, our Community Table is the perfect place to spread your mission to the local community and make connections!

Head to the link in our bio to apply for your spot today!"

Link =>  https://www.franklinfarmersmarketma.com/2022-community-table 

Follow the Farmers Market on Instagram   https://www.instagram.com/franklinfarmersmarketma/

Did you that the Franklin Farmers Market is a place to grow your nonprofit awareness?
Did you that the Franklin Farmers Market is a place to grow your nonprofit awareness?

Monday, February 28, 2022

Reminder: Geography Night - FHS Cafeteria - Mar 1, 2022 - 5 to 8 PM

 The Franklin High School Diversity Awareness Club is holding a cultural fund raising night on March 1, 2022 in the cafeteria.

"Community members can immerse themselves in different cultures as they experience music, art, and try foods from all around the world!" 
Reminder: Geography Night - FHS Cafeteria - Mar 1, 2022 - 5 to 8 PM
Reminder: Geography Night - FHS Cafeteria - Mar 1, 2022 - 5 to 8 PM


Friday, February 25, 2022

Diversity Awareness Club schedules a Geography Night for Tuesday, March 1 at FHS Cafe

"Don't forget to join the Diversity Awareness Club's (DAC) Geography night next Tuesday (3/1) from 5-8 PM in the FHS cafeteria! 
Explore and learn more about different cultures around the world in one night"  
https://t.co/zZAqFhtnOG
Geography Night - Mar 1, 2022 from 5 to 8 PM in the FHS cafeteria
Geography Night - Mar 1, 2022 from 5 to 8 PM in the FHS cafeteria

Short video contained here -> 

Monday, February 21, 2022

Geography Night - Mar 1, 2022 from 5 to 8 PM in the FHS cafeteria

The Franklin High School Diversity Awareness Club is holding a cultural fund raising night on March 1, 2022 in the cafeteria.
"Community members can immerse themselves in different cultures as they experience music, art, and try foods from all around the world!" 


Geography Night - Mar 1, 2022 from 5 to 8 PM in the FHS cafeteria
Geography Night - Mar 1, 2022 from 5 to 8 PM in the FHS cafeteria

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Identity theft can happen to anyone

"It’s the second day of Identity Theft Awareness Week and today we’re talking about steps that can help reduce your risk of identity theft. 
Many of us access our online accounts — credit cards, investments, insurance, or checking and savings accounts — nearly every day. In our digital world, bits of our personal information are everywhere. Identity thieves know this and look for ways — both high-tech, like lifting our passwords, or low-tech, like stealing our mail — to get their hands on our money and personal information. "
Continue reading about tips to help protect your identity

Identity theft can happen to anyone
Identity theft can happen to anyone


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

FHS PCC - Letter from Mr. Hanna - FHS Response To Hate Speech Graffiti

09/28/21

Dear Franklin High School Community,

I am deeply saddened to inform you that last week, graffiti saying “I Hate Gay People” and additional insensitive images were found scrawled into an exterior door on the East side of our building.  The graffiti was promptly removed and an investigation was immediately initiated.  Throughout the week we followed leads.  Through an exhaustive search, we were able to identify these individuals who are being held accountable.  I believe it is important to note that this was not done by an FHS student.  We will take appropriate steps to remedy the negative impact of these acts on the school community and restore a sense of safety and support for all.  

The fact that this graffiti was found at Franklin High School is far beyond disappointing.  It is extremely troubling and highly inconsistent with the inclusive culture we are committed to creating at Franklin High School.   Franklin High School is no place for hate.   I pledge to you continued vigilance in promoting and supporting a positive, hate-free, and safe school environment.  Last week, I presented the Franklin High School school improvement goals at the FPS school committee meeting and shared our plans to thoughtfully incorporate areas of diversity and inclusion into our daily lesson plans and long term unit designs.  

In response to this incident, we have reached out to SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Awareness Club), the Diversity Awareness Club, and the World of Difference Peer Leaders, to offer support and invite them to join us in raising awareness and provide opportunities for critical conversations and healing among students. Counselors are available to talk to any individual student wishing for support in the current moment.

Lastly, I’d like to thank the reporters who brought this to our attention.  It takes courage to call out acts of hate and it is a critical part of our growth as a truly safe and inclusive community.   As we move forward from this incident, please know that we are deeply committed to the goals that all students are safe and that all students develop empathy and respect for others. 

Respectfully,


Joshua Hanna


https://t.co/h0M1oZ5cPA - Letter from Mr. Hanna

(https://twitter.com/FHS_PCC/status/1442970624129998848?s=03)

FHS PCC - Letter from Mr. Hanna - FHS Response To Hate Speech Graffiti
FHS PCC - Letter from Mr. Hanna - FHS Response To Hate Speech Graffiti


Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Community acknowledgement of the 2104 lost to an overdose during 2020 (photo essay)

I had been out on my daily walk, approaching the Town Common and saw folks putting out purple flags. Remembered that International Overdose Awareness Day - Aug 31 was going to be celebrated with a vigil and prayers here later today. As I got closer I recognized Jim Derick and asked if he needed a hand. He did and pointed me to the box of flags.

I got busy spreading them out.

2104. Two thousand, one hundred and four.

Say that slowly. Let the number sink in. That is the number of MA residents who left us during 2020 due to an overdose. Recall a couple of years ago, the prevalence of the #2069 signs. While there is more help available today, the struggle is real.


I did go back to the Town Common for 6:30 PM

Jen Knight-Levine and Jim Derick opened the gathering welcoming the 70-80 folks who showed up.

Jen Knight-Levine and Jim Derick opened the gathering welcoming the 70-80 folks who showed up
Jen Knight-Levine and Jim Derick opened the gathering welcoming the 70-80 folks who showed up


Rev Kathy McAdams and Rev Eric Cherry provided a moment of reflection

Rev Kathy McAdams and Rev Eric Cherry jointly provided a moment of reflection
Rev Kathy McAdams and Rev Eric Cherry jointly provided a moment of reflection

Kathy Truitt told the story of her and her son's struggles and how it empowers her to this day.

Kathy Truitt told the story of her and her son's struggles
Kathy Truitt told the story of her and her son's struggles

The group took a brief candle light walk on the Common to the Veterans Walkway for a final prayer.

a brief candle light walk on the Common to the Veterans Walkway for a final prayer
a brief candle light walk on the Common to the Veterans Walkway for a final prayer

For me, the one photo that tells the story of the evening and the constant struggle.

the one photo that tells the story of the evening and the constant struggle
the one photo that tells the story of the evening and the constant struggle


Sunday, August 29, 2021

International Overdose Awareness Day - August 31, 2021

Town of Franklin, MA (@TOFranklinMA) tweeted Sat, Aug 28, 2021:
The SAFE Coalition and local leaders will gather for a vigil on Tuesday, August 31st at 6:30 PM in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day. 
All are welcome to attend. https://t.co/8U5XPVNfj6
Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOFranklinMA/status/1431713966003208193?s=03

International Overdose Awareness Day - August 31, 2021
International Overdose Awareness Day - August 31, 2021


Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Friday, June 4, 2021

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: What We Have Learned

"World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 raises awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. This is more important than ever as cases of elder abuse have increased significantly during the pandemic. Abuser tactics—isolation, manipulation, and systemic barriers (such as ageism and racism)—put older adults at greater risk for harm.

One common tactic scammers use is to pose as Social Security employees. They may claim the older person’s Social Security number is linked to a crime. Feeling isolated and frightened, the scammers get the older person to provide them money or vital personal information that they then can use to exploit them financially. Social Security offers guidance and reporting assistance to help prevent this form of elder abuse. If you or someone you know is a target of one of these scams, we encourage you to report it on the Social Security’s Office of the Inspector General website."

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: What We Have Learned
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: What We Have Learned

Continue reading the article online

https://blog.ssa.gov/world-elder-abuse-awareness-day-what-we-have-learned/ 

Friday, March 19, 2021

"Oil firms knew decades ago fossil fuels posed grave health risks, files reveal"

"The oil industry knew at least 50 years ago that air pollution from burning fossil fuels posed serious risks to human health, only to spend decades aggressively lobbying against clean air regulations, a trove of internal documents seen by the Guardian reveal.

The documents, which include internal memos and reports, show the industry was long aware that it created large amounts of air pollution, that pollutants could lodge deep in the lungs and be “real villains in health effects”, and even that its own workers may be experiencing birth defects among their children.

But these concerns did little to stop oil and gas companies, and their proxies, spreading doubt about the growing body of science linking the burning of fossil fuels to an array of health problems that kill millions of people around the world each year. Echoing the fossil-fuel industry’s history of undermining of climate science, oil and gas interests released a torrent of material aimed at raising uncertainty over the harm caused by air pollution and used this to deter US lawmakers from placing further limits on pollutants."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Sunday, January 31, 2021

FTC Marks Identity Theft Awareness Week with Events to Help Consumers Identify Risks of Identity Theft During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Federal Trade Commission is launching Identity Theft Awareness Week, February 1-5, 2021, with a series of events to highlight steps consumers can take to help reduce their risk of identity theft and recover if identity theft occurs.

Identity theft happens when someone steals personal information about you such as your Social Security number or credit card information, and uses it to commit fraud. Reports about any type of identity theft topped the list of consumer complaints(link is external) submitted to the FTC through the third quarter of 2020.

As part of Identity Theft Awareness Week, the FTC will participate in webinars and other events to highlight what you can do to protect your personal information, red-flag warning signs of possible identity theft, and steps to take if identity theft happens to you. 

Events include a webinar on Monday, February 1, with Identity Theft Resource Center and FTC experts discussing identity theft during the pandemic, and a Facebook Live discussion on Thursday, February 4, hosted by the AARP Fraud Watch Network, focused on COVID-19-related identity theft, current trends, and ways to protect yourself.

You can find the full list of events at ftc.gov/IDtheftweek, along with details on how to participate and tips on how to reduce the risk of identity theft.

The Federal Trade Commission works to promote competition and to protect and educate consumers. You can learn more about consumer topics and report scams, fraud, and bad business practices online at ReportFraud.ftc.gov

Like the FTC on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/federaltradecommission), follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/FTC), get consumer alerts, read our blogs, and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

 

FTC Marks Identity Theft Awareness Week
FTC Marks Identity Theft Awareness Week

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Franklin Police Department wants all survivors of domestic, and sexual violence to know that there are resources available to help. We made this short video to talk about it, and suggest the following links if you or someone you know needs assistance. New Hope, Inc. and the National Domestic Violence Hotline are valuable sources of information. 

As always, in an emergency please call 911

Shared from https://www.franklinma.gov/police-department/news/october-national-domestic-violence-awareness-month

Video link = https://youtu.be/rtU3Y4pNwoU

 

 

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Monday, August 20, 2018

Overdose Awareness Day - Aug 31

"Please join the Regional Substance Navigation Program in showing support for those who have passed or survived an overdose.

We will have a tree of life where you can share messages to your loved ones. Also we are hoping to set off Chinese lanterns at the end of the evening.

We ask that you share a framed picture of your loved one who has passed due to an overdose.

Please join our efforts to ending the stigma. We can share stories of struggle and hope so people know they are NOT alone."

4 PM - 7 PM
12 Main St, Milford, Massachusetts 01757

Overdose Awareness Day - Aug 31
Overdose Awareness Day - Aug 31
For updates, follow the event on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/2060870580614168/

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Student produced video on Autism Awareness

Demi Seremetis writes: 
"This is a video that me and my friend Lauren Ballinger made for our local police department. It shows the importance of autism awareness because most people in our community do not know what the disorder entails. We hope that in watching this you will learn and realise more about autism."

The video is shared on YouTube and by the Franklin Police Dept as part of their campaign on autism awareness





Saturday, April 9, 2016

Autism Eats - May 2 at Restaurant 45

"Going to a family restaurant should be an enjoyable experience. A time to relax, enjoy good food and spend time with your family. Let someone else do the cooking and cleaning. 
Unfortunately, for those of us who have a child with autism dining out can be anxiety provoking and stressful. As parents, we may feel that "all eyes are on us" when our kids exhibit certain behaviors, have outbursts or refuse to sit still. Other diners may be disturbed and the well intentioned wait staff doesn't really know the best way to help out. 
Many of us decide it is just not worth the effort and that is unfortunate.
We created Autism Eats to bring the fun back to eating out.
 
Our dinner parties are held in private rooms of restaurants or function facilities. Food is served buffet or family style so there is no waiting. Music and lighting are adjusted to accommodate those with sensory sensitivity. These are family dinners and all attending have a loved one on the spectrum so there is no need to apologize, explain or feel uncomfortable. It is an opportunity to enjoy a night out and socialize with others who have many of the same joys and challenges in common."
From the Autism Eats webpage   http://autismeats.org/#page_about



May 2, 2016 - Medway, MA

Restaurant 45, 45 Milford St. Medway, MA 02053
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Ticket Prices: Adults: $23.00. Kids: $15.00
Click here to To Order Tickets for May 2, 2016

April is Autism Awareness Month - Autism Eats - May 2
April is Autism Awareness Month - Autism Eats - May 2

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Bone Marrow Drive, Organ Donor Awareness - Mar 10


It is our hope to create awareness within families to talk about two very important Donor topics that are often difficult to discuss. We will have information available for you to consider this personal decision. We will also be able to add you to the marrow registry with a simple cheek swab (check out DKMS.org). 
Pour Richards will have a wine/beer tasting during the event and we are selling tickets to it for $10. Proceeds from sales of wine/beer during our event will also be directed to our foundations. Join us for a fun afternoon and please share this information with your friends!



Share the event on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/351957668253710/