GEORGIA: School Policy and Training Legislation

May 01, 2015
News Type:  From the Field
State:  Georgia

In May 2015, the governor of Georgia signed House Bill 198, which requires that all certificated public school personnel receive annual training in suicide awareness and prevention as part of existing in-service training and professional development programs. The law also requires the Georgia Department of Education to establish a model suicide prevention policy that can be used by local school systems. School systems, in turn, must adopt policies on student suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention that are developed in consultation with school and community stakeholders, school-employed mental health professionals, and suicide prevention experts.

 

For more information on policies that may have an impact on suicide, see Suicide Prevention Policy and Legislation.

Settings:  Schools
Planning and Implementing:  Policy and Legislation, Education and Training