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  • School Board Approves Avielle Foundation’s Spark Initiative Pilot

    The Board of Education approved The Avielle Foundation’s Spark Project as a pilot for the 2015-16 school year during its meeting on Thursday, July 30. 

    The Spark Project is a program of The Avielle Foundation, and it is an initiative to develop social-emotional learning, leadership, and compassion skills on a communitywide basis and beyond, according to the foundation.

  • Avielle Foundation Hosts Youth Brain Health First Aid Course

    A diverse crowd gathered on Saturday, July 11, at The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) to attend The Avielle Foundation’s Youth Brain Health First Aid course.

    The course certified citizens ages 15 and up with the skillset to recognize potential signs and symptoms of youth in a brain health crisis, and ways to appropriately respond, according to The Avielle Foundation.

    The program, federally managed by the National Council for Behavioral Health, was offered free of charge through the foundation’s support.

  • Avielle Foundation Pitches Collaboration With School District

    Jeremy Richman introduced himself to the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, May 19, before he explained an interest in a collaboration between The Avielle Foundation and the school district.

    Dr Richman then said that as the parents of Avielle Richman, one of the victims at Sandy Hook School on 12/14, he and his wife, Jennifer Hensel, began the foundation to stop violent events and to answer why such events occur.

  • Foundry Kitchen And Tavern Hosting Avielle Foundation Fundraiser

    Foundry Kitchen and Tavern, at 1 Glen Road in Sandy Hook, is hosting a cocktail party to benefit The Avielle Foundation. The gathering will take place on Monday, April 21, from 5 to 11 pm, in the restaurant’s Warner Loft. 

    With guests’ support, ticket proceeds will be donated to The Avielle Foundation, a local, nonprofit organization that is actively working to prevent violence by conducting brain health research, education, and by fostering community-based initiatives for the health, wellness, and protection of loved ones.

  • Newtown Parents Back Study For Clues To Violence

    As parents, Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel were plunged into grief when their only child, 6-year-old Avielle, was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As scientists, they wanted answers about what could lead a person to commit such violence.

  • Newtown Parents Back Study For Clues To Violence

    As parents, Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel were plunged into grief when their only child, 6-year-old Avielle, was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As scientists, they wanted answers about what could lead a person to commit such violence.