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Instruction and Training in Suicide Prevention

Section J - Students

Regulation Title: Instruction and Training in Suicide Prevention
Regulation Code: JLF-R2

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Mandatory Staff Training

Tucson Unified School District shall provide training in suicide awareness and prevention for school guidance counselors, teachers, principals and other school personnel (including volunteers) who work with students in grades six through twelve (6-12).

Minimum Requirements

Each person who is required to obtain training shall complete that training at least once every year (annually). The training must include the following:

  1. Training in suicide prevention.
  2. Training to identify the warning signs of suicidal behavior in adolescents and teens.
  3. Appropriate intervention and referral techniques.

Training Materials

The training prescribed above must use evidence-based training materials and may be provided within the framework of existing in-service training programs offered by Tucson Unified or as part of professional development activities.

Documentation

Each person who is required to obtain training shall be responsible for providing evidence of completion of training upon request.

Liability

School personnel, entities or any other persons are not civilly liable for any actions taken in good faith pursuant to this requirement except in cases of gross negligence, willful misconduct or intentional wrongdoing.

Adopted: February 5, 2020 (cc SLT and Governing Board)

2019-20 National Version – Making Educators Partners in Youth Suicide Prevention: Act on FACTS

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