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.

Locations in Virgin Islands include:

1) St. Croix-Elena Christian Junior High School, Luthern Social Services Senior Housing, & a Hands & Words booth at the Agricultural Fair.

2) St. Vincent’s-Presented at a sexual abuse prevention workshop and provided resources to local schools (all grade levels) and community clinics.