Rhode Island - HE K-12 curriculum—suicide prevention (HS): Curricula

Policy Type: 
statute; regulation

State law addresses suicide prevention.

State of Rhode Island General Laws § 16-22-14. Suicide prevention awareness.

(a) The department of elementary and secondary education shall develop and prescribe a suicide prevention awareness program for public school students in grades nine (9) through twelve (12). The school committees of the several cities, towns, and school districts shall provide for the incorporation of the program in existing health education courses.

Rules and Regulations for School Health Programs

Section 5.0 Mandated Health Instructional Outcomes: Required Content Areas

5.1 The health education curriculum shall be based on the health education standards of the Rhode Island Health Education Framework: Health Literacy for All Students and consistent with the mandated health instructional outcomes therein. These outcomes shall pertain to no less than the following topics appropriate to grade or developmental level:

  • Suicide Prevention: the causes, effects, and treatment of behaviors related to suicide, pursuant to RIGL §16-22-14.

[Inactive as of July 2018.]
Source: Rhode Island Secretary of State

Policy Links: