Created:  18 May 2018

Modified:  4 May 2020

Approved: 14 October 2020

Youth Suicide Prevention

Establishment of Youth Suicide Prevention Program—

In collaboration with the public education suicide prevention coordinator appointed by the State Board of Education, the District shall implement a youth suicide prevention program for students in secondary grades. (Grades 7 through 12 and grade 6 if that is part of a secondary model.) This program shall be coordinated with the training programs and initiatives relating to bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing, abusive conduct, and retaliation and shall include programs and training to address:

  1. Bullying and cyber-bullying;
  2. Prevention of youth suicide;
  3. Increased risk of suicide among youth who are not accepted by family for any reason, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning youth;
  4. Youth suicide intervention;
  5. Postvention for family, students, and faculty;
  6. Underage drinking of alcohol;
  7. Methods of strengthening the family; and
  8. Methods of strengthening a youth’s relationships in the school and community.

In implementing this program and related training, the District shall refer to and as appropriate make use of the model programs developed by the Department of Health and the state suicide prevention coordinator.

Utah Code § 53G-9-702(2), (3) (2019)

Utah Admin. Rules R277-620-3(3) to (6) (December 10, 2018)

Youth Suicide Prevention Training—

Each licensed employee of the District shall complete a minimum of two hours of professional development training on youth suicide prevention every three years, using the training materials adopted by the District.

Utah Code § 53G-9-704 (2020)