Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Act 71 was signed into law in Pennsylvania on June 26, 2014.
This law, which added to the PA School Code, specifically requires school entities to: (1) adopt a youth suicide awareness and prevention (see CV's policy HERE); and (2) provide ongoing professional development in youth suicide awareness and prevention for professional educators in building serving students in grades 6-12. Additionally, section 1526 specifically permits school entities to incorporate curriculum on this topic into their instructional programs pursuant to their youth suicide awareness and prevention polices.
The following resources are included for parents and staff members.