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2007-2011 Suicide Completions in Four River (All Ages). Let’s Talk…. About the Role of Schools In Preventing Suicide Among Students. Lisa Huddleston Principal LCMS Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org 270-839-1827 or 270-988-3263. Introductions. Targets: I can identify risk factors.
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About the Role of Schools
In Preventing Suicide Among Students
Livingston is part of Pennyroyal Stats
… That’s 105.1 suicides each day …
Suicide Rates Among Persons Ages 10 Years and Older, by Gender, United States, 1991–2010
Alaska, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Tennessee are the only four states who mandate annual 2-hour suicide prevention training for school personnel.
Alaskarequires 2 hours of training each year for teachers, administrators, counselors, and specialists who provide services to students in grades 7-12.
Kentuckyrequires 2 hours of “self-study review of suicide prevention materials” each year for high school and middle school principals, guidance counselors, and teachers.
Louisianarequires 2 hours of in-service training each year for teachers, school counselors, principals, and other administrators “for whom such training is deemed beneficial”.
Tennesseerequires 2 hours of in-service training each year for teachers and principals.
Suicide Prevention Education for Middle and High School Staff Signed by Governor April 13, 2010http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/10RS/SB65.htm Amends KRS 158.070 to require all high school and middle school principals, guidance counselors and teachers to complete a minimum of two hours of self-study review of suicide prevention materials each school year. Also amends KRS 161.011 to permit suicide prevention training for classified employees.
Suicide Prevention Information for Middle and High School Students. Signed by Governor March 4, 2010http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/10RS/HB51.htm Amends KRS 156.095 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to post suicide prevention awareness and training information on its Web page by Aug. 1, 2010;
Requires every public middle and high school administrator to disseminate suicide prevention awareness information to all middle and high school students by Sept. 1, 2010, and Sept. 1 of each year thereafter.
Personal or environmental characteristics that are associated with suicide. People affected by one or more of these risk factors have a greater probability of suicidal behavior.
Examples: Risky Behaviors, History of depression, low self-esteem
Personal or environmental characteristics that reduce the probability of suicide. Can buffer the effects of risk factors (boost resiliance).
Examples: Strong problem-solving skills, spiritual faith, strong support system
Indications that someone may be in danger of suicide, either immediately or in the future.
Examples: Threats of self harm, withdrawal, diminished sense of purpose
Boggle Risk Factors
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