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Limestone Cty, AL: Teachers get suicide prevention training; 20 states require it

Aug 4, 2018, Athens (AL) News Courier: COUNTY SCHOOLS: Faculty to receive suicide prevention training Limestone County teachers will soon receive training on how to recognize if a student is exhibiting suicidal behavior. The school system's board voted unanimously Thursday to allow Crisis Services of North Alabama to offer suicide-prevention training to all faculty members at the elementary and secondary levels. … Superintendent Dr. Tom Sisk told the board the training puts the system in compliance with the Jason Flatt Act, which was enacted by Alabama in 2016. The act, passed by Legislatures in 20 states, requires all certificated public school personnel to receive annual training in suicide awareness and prevention. …

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