Arkansas - Professional Development for Suicide Prevention: Staff Qualifications and Professional Development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

State law requires districts to provide professional development for school personnel on youth suicide prevention.

Arkansas Administrative Rules 005.15.15-005 Rules Governing Professional Development

6.00 Scheduled Professional Development

  • 6.04.3 Teen Suicide Awareness and Prevention
    • 6.04.3.1 In the 2015-2016 school year and every fourth school year thereafter, all educators shall obtain two (2) hours of professional development in teen suicide awareness and prevention.
    • 6.04.3.2 The required professional development under this section may be accomplished by self-review of suitable suicide prevention materials approved by ADE.

2017 Arkansas Code 6-17-708. Teen suicide awareness and prevention professional development

(a)

  • (1) The Department of Education shall require two (2) hours of professional development in teen suicide awareness and prevention for licensed public school personnel according to the professional development schedule under § 6-17-709.
  • (2) The professional development under this section may be accomplished through self-review of suitable suicide prevention materials approved by the department.

(b) The professional development under this section shall count toward the satisfaction of requirements for professional development in the Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools and School Districts and for licensure requirements for licensed personnel.
Arkansas General Assembly

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