ARIZONA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Fifty-fourth Legislature

Second Regular Session

Senate: ED DP 9-0-0-0 | 3rd Read 29-0-1-0
House: ED DP 12-0-0-1 | 3rd Read 57-3-0-0


SB 1445: suicide prevention training; school employees

Sponsor: Senator Bowie, LD 18

Transmitted to the Governor

Overview

Requires school counselor or school social worker training programs to develop or adopt evidence-based instruction on suicide awareness and prevention.

History

Each teacher training program in Arizona must develop or adopt evidence-based instruction on suicide awareness and prevention. This instruction must be provided to all teacher candidates in the training program and must include:

a)    Training in suicide prevention;

b)    Training to identify the warning signs of suicidal behavior in adolescents and teens; and

c)    Appropriate intervention and referral techniques (A.R.S. 15-1656).

Provisions

1.    Requires school counselor or school social worker training programs to develop or adopt evidence-based instruction on suicide awareness and prevention and provide that instruction to candidates in the programs. (Sec. 2)

2.    Makes technical changes. (Sec. 2)

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