Coalition for a Psychologically Healthy Community
Developing Alternatives to Bullying, Violence & Suicide
Welcome to the SAVE² Coalition. We take pride in our role as change agents in order to collectively create a community with a culture of compassion. We are a group of Upstanders who won't passively stand by to observe hate, violence and bullying to our fellow citizens.
Won't you join us in making a difference?
| Break the Cycle:
Overcoming Domestic Violence
Join us Saturday, August 9th in Barrington
for this informative program.
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The SAVE² Coalition was created to bring together community change agents to develop action plans to identify gaps in anti-bullying/violence initiatives, and work toward filling those gaps.
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As subscribers to the Alexian Brothers values of Holism, Compassion, Dignity of the Person, and Partnership, we aspire to the vision of creating a community where bullying and self-harm are not only devalued, but also not tolerated. We join with fellow community change agents to advocate for the following research-based goals:
- To de-stigmatize the request for help in situations where bullying, depression, suicidal thinking, or other mental health concerns occur
- To decrease access to potentially dangerous means to harm oneself or others (including weapons in schools, internet programs used for bullying, unsafe railroad crossings, access to potentially lethal over-the-counter medications, etc.)
- To support the training of “Upstanders” – that is, teaching our community to take a stand, make a difference, empathize with the struggles and despair of others, and be proactive
- To foster a healthy community by:
- Providing education about the role and responsibility of the community in our lives
- Increasing awareness of how we each participate in perpetuating bullying and the stigmatizing of mental health issues
- Understanding how our negative actions impact others
For more information on the SAVE² Coalition, or to have someone speak to your community about Teen Dating Violence, Domestic Violence or Bullying, please contact Madelyn Burbank, MSW, LSW at 847-230-3744