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Bill Number: HF2521
Title: School Suicide Prevention
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This bill requires the Department of Education to adopt protocols for suicide prevention in private schools (as is already required in public schools). Provides greater detail about the protocols, which are to address kids that have expressed thoughts of suicide or are returning to school after a mental health crisis. Requires all school districts to provide at least one hour of suicide prevention and postvention training to all school personnel governed by the Board of Education that have contact with kids in grades K-12, and include additional training on Adverse Childhood Experiences and strategies to mitigate toxic stress responses.  Takes effect upon enactment (for implementation by July 1, 2020).

Status: House Floor
Recent Action: 2/19 Passed House Education Committee (20-2, 1 absent)
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Last Modified: 06/06/2020
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