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Arkansas

Website: Arkansas Crisis Center

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Recent Developments and Legislation 
2011
An act to require two hours of mandatory in-service professional development once every five years for licensed personnel in teen suicide awareness and prevention and for other purposes. (The Jason Flatt Act.) This was a team effort that included the Jason Foundation, AR AFSP, and the AR Education Association, among many others. Sponsors: Representative Leding and Senator D. Johnson.
2011
Arkansas Suicide Prevention Network hosts 2nd annual meeting.
2010
Spring: ASPN was founded and held its first meeting in Little Rock.
2010
Spring: ASPN drafted 11 objectives for its statewide strategic plan for suicide prevention.
2010
Summer: The Arkansas Suicide Prevention Network (ASPN) developed its website, which includes a list of members, events, and suicide prevention and support resources.
2010
Spring: The Arkansas Strategy for Suicide Prevention was signed by Governor Mike Beebe, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, Director of Division of Behavioral Health Services David Laffoon, Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General MG William Wofford.
2005
Senate Bill 969 - The Arkansas Youth Suicide Prevention Act. An act to create the Arkansas Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force, to provide for the appointment of its members, to describe its mission, and for other purposes. Sponsors: Senators J. Jeffress and G. Jeffress (Introduced 3/10/2005)