The “Silent Epidemic” is getting a voice in Kansas. In May 2016, the Kansas Legislature passed the Jason Flatt Act, SB 323, which requires that all teachers and principals licensed or certified by the state board of education annually receive at least 1 hour of suicide prevention training. Kansas is 1 of 19 states to join this Act since 2007. USD 358 has provided staff a 2 hour youth suicide prevention course via SafeSchools, a company providing safety and prevention training for schools nationwide.
The Jason Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide, and has resources available for parents and students. Please, utilize these resources and share them with others.
To get involved, please click on the links below: