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CFS Members Named to the Florida Department of Education's Suicide Awareness Training Workgroup

CFS Members Named to the Florida Department of Education's Suicide Awareness Training Workgroup

http://www.cbcs.usf.edu/common/image/marketing/SATW.jpgStephen Roggenbaum, MA, and Natalie Romer, PhD, have been named to the Florida Department of Education's Suicide Awareness Training Workgroup. Activities of the 12 member workgroup will support the 2016 Florida Legislative Statute 1012.583, which requires the Department of Education to collaborate with the Statewide Office for Suicide Prevention to help develop a list of approved youth suicide awareness and prevention training materials for instructional personnel in elementary school, middle school, and high school. Each school in which all instructional personnel complete two hours of approved training will be designated as a Suicide Prevention Certified School. The training required must be included in the existing continuing education or inservice training requirements for instructional personnel and may not add to the total hours currently required by the department. Read more...