The SAVE initiative to “Stop America’s Violence Everywhere” was launched by the AMA Alliance in June 1995. Alliances across the county recognized the toll that violence was taking in their communities. The national organization responded with the largest health promotion project undertaken by our membership. Over 700 anti-violence programs covering a broad spectrum of activities have been implemented by county and state alliances.
Just as relevant today, the SAVE message continues to focus attention on this serious and preventable social and public health issue. The second Wednesday of each October is the AMA Alliance’s observance of SAVE Today. It coincides with the national Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day
Many local alliances use SAVE Today to work with schools to distribute our children’s activity booklets. Other activities include providing support for domestic violence shelters, mentoring programs for the prevention of child abuse, physician education on domestic violence, distribution of teen and adult safety cards, and mental health screenings at health fairs and schools.
A major component of SAVE is the elementary age hands-on children’s activity books. From “Hands Are Not For Hitting” (placemats & books), “I Can Choose”, and “You Can Handle Bullies” these materials have reached millions of children across the country. Click here to order.
The statistics are sobering. No one is immune to violence. Violence affects all age groups, can leave permanent physical and emotional scars, and destroys families and communities. Use the resource links below for additional information and statistics
For more information on SAVE Today, contact the AMA Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE Information and Resources
- Domestic Violence
- Federal Agencies
- Resource Centers & Professional Organizations
- SAVE Resources (Books, Courses & CD’s)
For more information, contact the AMA Alliance at email@example.com
Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF)
[The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) is now known as Futures Without Violence]
Items from Futures Without Violence Store:
- Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence: Consensus Recommendations for Child and Adolescent Health
- Making the Connection- Domestic Violence and Public Health: An Evidence Based Training Tool for Public Health Professionals