Riverton USD 404

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Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Jason Flatt Guidance (SB323)

The Kansas Legislature has passed and the Governor has signed SB 323 which is known has the Jason Flatt Youth Suicide Awareness Act. The provisions of this bill relevant to suicide awareness and prevention are: 

  • The board of education of each school district shall provide suicide awareness and prevention programming to all school staff and shall notify the parents or legal guardians of students enrolled in such school district that the training materials provided under such programming are available to such parents or legal guardians.

  • Such programming shall include at a minimum: 

o   At least one hour of training each calendar year based on programs approved by the State Board of Education. Such training may be satisfied through independent self-review of suicide prevention training materials; and

o   A building crisis plan developed for each school building. Such plan shall include: 

  •   Steps for recognizing suicide ideation;
  •   Appropriate methods of interventions; and
  •   A crisis recovery plan 
  • On or before January 1, 2017, the State Board of Education shall adopt rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this section.

 Local Emergency Resources:

Spring River Mental Health & Wellness

http://springrivermh.org

Riverton: 620.848.2300
Columbus: 620.429.1860

Mercy Behavioral Health

http://www.mercy.net/practice/mercy-behavioral-health-w-32nd

Joplin: 417.625.2354
Columbus: 620.429.2545

Ozark Center Crisis Services

http://www.freemanhealth.com/ozarkcenter

Joplin: 417.347.7720

Kansas Suicide Prevention Hotline

http://www.kansassuicideprevention.org

800.273.8255

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

800.273.8255

 
 
Other Resources: 
 

 Jason Flatt Foundation

 http://jasonfoundation.com/ 

 Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center

 http://www.kansassuicideprevention.org/ 

 National Suicide Prevention Life Line   

 http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Page

 http://www.samhsa.gov/suicide-prevention 

 Suicide Prevention Resource Center

 http://www.sprc.org/ 

 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention- Kansas Chapter

 https://www.afsp.org/local-chapters/find-your-local-chapter/afsp-greater-kansas

 Kansas Suicide Hotlines

 http://www.suicide.org/hotlines/kansas-suicide-hotlines.html

 Center for Disease Control (Suicide)

 http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/ 

 Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention

 http://yellowribbon.org/about/ 

 American Association of Suicidology

 http://www.suicidology.org/ 

 Headquarters Counseling Center

 http://www.headquarterscounselingcenter.org/ 

 
Last Modified on September 20, 2016
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