San Diego County Educators Prepare for the Mandates of AB2246

Dr. Brock presenting on suicide prevention

On Friday September 22, 2017, SANDCASP was fortunate to have Dr. Stephen Brock in town to provide a workshop on "Comprehensive Suicide Prevention."   Dr. Brock is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, professor at Sacramento State University, lead editor in the NASP Publication Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention and author of the PREPaRE Crisis Intervention and Recovery workshop.


Assembly Bill 2246, which was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown nearly one year ago, requires all school districts, serving grades 7 through 12, to adopt a suicide prevention policy that specifically addresses high risk groups, including: youth bereaved by suicide; youth with disabilities, mental illness, or substance use disorders; youth experiencing homelessness or in out-of-home settings, such as foster care; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning youth.

Nearly 70 school psychologists, counselors, administrators, teachers, and school-based mental health providers from around San Diego County attended the workshop at Alliant International University and learned about current suicide statistics and trends, suicide prevention, suicide risk assessment, intervention, and postvention response in the event of a suicide death affecting their schools.


SANDCASP Board Members: Kathy Pawlukiewicz, Kristie Calton, Kristin Singh, and Mary Inzirillo with Dr. Stephen Brock.


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