Awareness Procedures for Staff and Parents

Beginning in school year, 2015-2016, all public school nurses, teachers, counselors, school psychologists, administrators, school social workers, and any other appropriate personnel shall receive at least one hour of suicide awareness and prevention training each year.  This training shall be provided within the framework of existing inservice training programs offered by the State Department of Education or as part of required professional development activities.  (LB923)

All Certified Staff - 

Each year, every certified staff member will receive Suicide Prevention: Discussion Points for Teachers.  If teachers request additional information, Preventing Suicide: Information for Caregivers and Educators will be provided.  In addition, the school counselor, social worker and school psychologist will be available as a resource.

All Parents

Each year, every parent will receive a letter explaining the hotline card and Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe.  If parents request additional information, Preventing Suicide: Information for Caregivers and Educators will be provided.  In addition, the school counselor, social worker and school psychologist will be available as a resource.


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