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E. Greenwich, RI: "Violence prevention program" for students with "chronic social isolation"

Feb 10, 2018, Wakefield, RI, East Greenwich Pendulum: EG schools take part in violence prevention program The East Greenwich school district is currently participating in Start With Hello Week, a campaign that seeks to help those dealing with social isolation. In addition, Start With Hello also aims to benefit teachers, administrators, community-based leaders, and parents. According to the School Committee’s resolution, “Start with Hello teaches students, Grades 2-12, the skills they need to reach out and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school or youth organizations.” … Mark said EG schools are taking part in Start With Hello Week with the hope that it will “fuel ideas for creating an inclusive community that will last beyond this one week,” adding, “We already do so much in our schools to try to make them welcoming places. … “We know that our students, and students across the state and country, are experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety and depression. …

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