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

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

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

C.R.S. 22-60.5-110. Renewal of licenses

(3) (b) A professional licensee shall complete such ongoing professional development within the period of time for which such professional license is valid. Such professional development may include, but need not be limited to, in-service education programs, including programs concerning juvenile mental health issues and the awareness and prevention of youth suicide and training in preventing, identifying, and responding to child sexual abuse and assault; college or university credit from an accepted institution of higher education or a community, technical, or local district college; educational travel that meets the requirements specified in paragraph (d) of this subsection (3); involvement in school reform; internships; and ongoing professional development training and experiences.

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