State law requires districts to provide professional development for school personnel on youth suicide prevention.
Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-856 Youth suicide awareness and prevention protocol.
(a) The department, in collaboration with the department of health, shall develop a mandatory youth suicide awareness and health, shall develop a mandatory youth suicide awareness and for complex areas and charter schools based on the department of health's existing suicide awareness and prevention curriculum and materials, which shall be provided to teachers, teacher assistants, administrators, and counselors.
(b) By September 15 of each year, each complex area shall report to the department on prior school year training prevention activities completed as described by this section.
(d) The department may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 to include and require contracted workers to participate in and comply with the suicide awareness and prevention training program and risk referral protocol requirements under this section and section 302D-36.
Office of Student Support Services: Student Services Branch
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