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Ana Tettner works with City of Chacao

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Ana Tettner features the Hands Project in her book as an effective tool in abuse/violence prevention education. She worked with the city of Chacao to open its doors to prevent abuse/violence and to implement the Hands Project. Ana went to all the schools and teachers, psychologists, speech therapists, police officers, district attorney and members of the unit who respond to victims of domestic violence. (more…)

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9th Annual National Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005
Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski takes Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Pledge and issues an official proclamation in Oregon and encourages all citizens to join in this Annual National observance.

Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski takes Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Pledge and issues an official proclamation in Oregon and encourages all citizens to join in this Annual National observance.

9th Annual National Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week Sunday October 15th through Saturday October 21st Join Hands & Hearts…You Make the Difference…End Abuse & Violence in our Homes, Schools, and Communities! (Effective models on how to implement our public awareness campaign in your community coming soon!)
Click here to read the Governor’s Proclamation
Click here to read the Marion County (OR) Official Proclamation
Article from the Salem, OR Statesman Journal

Three articles from the McMinnville, OR News Register highlighting the Hands Project in their community, and the activities they had for the 9th annual Hands week!

Handfuls of Pledges
Hands & Words Events
Words help Inmates Turn it Around

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7th Annual National Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week

Sunday, October 17th, 2004

7th Annual National
Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week
October 17-23, 2004
Hands Week News and Events and Articles:

Omaha School uses pledge to reduce bullying:

Click here to read an article in “The Observer” (LaGrande, OR) about elementary school children taking the Hands Pledge at Island City and Willow Elementary.

Walnut Middle School (Grand Island, NE) honored law enforcement and other alumni at Purple Hands Rally:

“Students learn that Hands and Words are Powerful Tools”:

Hands & Words Project receives Peace Award:

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Oregon students help spread message of peace at the “Rally to Prevent Child Abuse”

Tuesday, April 6th, 2004

Tuesday April 6, 2004, Marion County Courthouse, Salem,OR

A group of Walker Middle School Peer Helpers distributed Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting brochures and stickers to the people who attended the rally.

Governor Ted Kulongoski attended the event for the second year in a row, continuing to help promote the Hands & Words Project as a positive tool to end abuse and violence. The Governor posed with students from the Salem-Keizer School District and took the Purple Hands Pledge.

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6th Annual National Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week

Sunday, October 19th, 2003
Aiken Elementary School (Ontario, Oregon)

Aiken Elementary School (Ontario, Oregon)

6th Annual National
Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week
October 19-25, 2003

Aiken Elementary School (Ontario, Oregon):
Principal Mark Hinthorn says “We are generating a lot of support from parents, students and the community.” The entire school recites the Purple Hands Pledge daily! The local Police Department really supports the project.

More photos from Aiken Elementary:
Events that took place during Hands Week:

Official Proclamations by:
• Governor of Oregon
• Marion County Board of Commissioners, Oregon
• Mayor and City Council, Salem, Oregon
• Salem-Keizer School Board & Superintendent, Salem, Oregon
• Mayor and City Council, City of Portland, Oregon
• Mayor and City Council, Batesville, Arkansas

• Salem-Keizer Public Schools – All Schools K-12 take the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Pledge

• Woodburn School District – All Schools K-12 take the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Pledge

• Schools, day cares, preschools, youth organizations, women’s shelters, batterer treatment programs, hospitals, government agencies and places of worship throughout the United States will take the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Pledge.

• 375 places of worship received a letter written by Charlie Wallace, Chaplin – Willamette University, Salem, Oregon requesting all members of the faith community to take the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Pledge on Sunday, October 19, 2003 to launch the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week in partnership with the YWCA’s Week Without Violence. to read his letter.

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