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Barton Early Childhood Center

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

[Not a valid template]Children love to give hugs to Purple Pledge Bears! Hands are for hugging! (more…)

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD

The Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project® and Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing have forged an exciting partnership that continues to grow.  Over the last several years, Nursing students have implemented the Hands & Words Project in schools in Baltimore with stories of success and enthusiasm.

Nursing students host community fair and paint Purple Hands on students in the Virgin Islands, while teaching the participants all about the Hands & Words Project Pledge!

Nursing staff and students have also implemented the Hands & Words Project in various schools and community organizations throughout the Virgin Islands, receiving overwhelming support and positive feedback. (more…)

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Walnut Middle School

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Walnut Middle School, Grand Island, NE-Partner Since 2000

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Students prepare Hands & Words float for "Harmony of Harvest" parade October 2007. Thousands gather from all over the state in Grand Island to watch the annual event.

“Anyone visiting Walnut Middle School on any day of the school year will see everything at Walnut come to a halt at 8:05am, when every student and every adult in the building, led by student volunteers on the intercom, repeat the United States Pledge of Allegiance followed by the Purple Hands Pledge. Students know that taking the Pledge each morning is a promise to take responsibility for their words and their actions during the day! …teachers and support staff have continually emphasized the importance of respect and responsibility …in the classroom and in informal student interactions.” —Vikki Deuel, Principal and Mary Ann Richards, Counselor

June 2005, Operation Respect & the Don’t Laugh At Me Program selected Walnut Middle School, Grand Island, Nebraska as one of five schools in the United States and Canada to receive recognition as a model for positive change in schools. On June 30-July 1, 2005 at Operation Respect’s national symposium in Washington, D.C. representatives from Walnut Middle School presented their results which highlighted the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project. Participants included national and state education organizations, leading government officials, educators, and researchers. The goal of the symposium was to demonstrate conclusively that schools can transform their environment. (more…)

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Yamhill County Correctional Facility

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008
Women inmates paint their hands pledges in the common area after taking the Hands & Words Pledge together!

Women inmates paint their hands pledges in the common area after taking the Hands & Words Pledge together!

Yamhill County Women’s Correctional Facility, McMinnville, OR-Partner Since 2006

Inmates are excited to take the Hands & Words Pledge daily and that has made a tremendous difference on how they treat one another while incarcerated.  Karen Rogers, staff member, sees the changes first hand.  As part of the daily Pledge Karen also read a chapter from the novel “Call Me Hope” by Gretchen Olson five days a week and received very positive feedback from inmates.

This Pledge is a powerful tool take back to their families and community to integrate further into their personal lives for positive change.

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Commission on the Status of Women

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Commission on the Status of Women, Glendale, CA

Commission on the Status of Women is an advisory commission to the City Council comprised of 7 Council-appointed commissioners who are members of the community.

The Commission has adopted the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project as their signature city-wide anti-violence campaign in junction with the Glendale Unified School District. Over 28,000 students participated in the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Pledge this school year; this number has increased over the several years.
The Gathering of Sisters": A Women's Fair, which brought together over 65 community service and support organizations and city departments as well as five local artists in a terrific educational event and art exhibit for the public."

The Gathering of Sisters": A Women's Fair, which brought together over 65 community service and support organizations and city departments as well as five local artists in a terrific educational event and art exhibit for the public."

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Salem Hospital

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Salem, Oregon

Hospital Emergency Department Staff  display their Pledges throughout the Emergency Department

Hospital Emergency Department Staff display their Pledges throughout the Emergency Department

Salem Hospital Emergency Department

Permanent reminders of Salem Hospital’s staff display their Pledges to show their personal commitment to help create safe communities. Over 100,000 patients are expected to be treated in the ER this year, with an average of 2.5 people accompanying them. More than 250,000 people see the Hands & Words Project’s Pledge Banners, Signs and Pledges hanging in the waiting area alone. (more…)

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Salem Hospital Family Birth Center

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Salem Hospital Family Birth Center

The Hands & Words Project was awarded a grant from Trust Management Services, LLC in 2006 to implement the Hands & Words Project in the Salem Hospital Family Birth Center. This partnership reached over 3,100 families from June 2006 to December 2007. Our message encourages parents to model respectful behavior and to raise their children in a safe and nurturing home environment.

At our evaluation meeting in December 2007 with the childbirth educators provided overwhelmingly positive feedback about the simplicity of implementing the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project®. They found our program complemented their existing curriculum and provided all participants with a positive and proactive tool to use in their daily lives. Comments from parents included a sincere appreciation for receiving tangible gifts for their family (Purple Pledge Bears, Magnets, Pledge Certificates, etc.). (more…)

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Thursday, July 17th, 2008

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Providence Health System

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Hospital Emergency Department Staff display their Pledges throughout the Emergency Department. These posters will hang in each of the Behavioral Health Program areas, both inpatient and outpatient–both mental health and chemical dependency in hospitals in the Providence Health System in Portland, OR

Click the links below to view the posters in PDF format
Behavioral Health Services Poster
Hands Article in PHS Spirit Newsletter

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Eagle Point Elementary School

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

[Not a valid template]“This is our third year doing the Hands Pledge and I must tell you, it is such a wonderful program for our students, their families and our community! (more…)

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