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Glendale CA: Teachers to receive mandatory suicide training

Aug 23, 2017, Los Angeles Times: Under state mandate, Glendale Unified adopts policy on suicide prevention http://www.latimes.com/socal/glendale-news-press/news/tn-gnp-me-suicide-prevention-plan-20170819-story.html Secondary teachers in the Glendale Unified School District must take part in mandatory training about suicide awareness this school year, specifically addressing youth with mental disabilities, those facing homelessness or those who are part of the LGBTQ community. The training comes after Assembly Bill 2246 put forth a mandate requiring school districts adopt a policy on suicide prevention for students in seventh through 12th grades, local school officials said last week. … Though the bill focuses on secondary teachers, district officials said they are also putting together a booklet specifically for elementary teachers.... ... The video will illustrate how teachers can recognize warning signs in students who may be considering suicide. ...