State law requires districts to adopt suicide prevention policies.
AWARE Iowa School Mental Health Framework
Report detailing mental health and trauma informed care training, and administration in the state of Iowa public schools.
Iowa Code 256.7 Duties of state board.
a. For purposes of this subsection:
(1) “Adverse childhood experience” means the same as defined in section 279.70.
(2) “Postvention” means the same as defined in section 279.70.
b. Adopt rules to require school districts to adopt protocols for suicide prevention and postvention and the identification of adverse childhood experiences and strategies to mitigate toxic stress response. The protocols shall be based on nationally recognized best practices.