Jason Flatt Act - Suicide Prevention & Awareness
"Section 59-26-110. (A) Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, the Department of Education shall require two hours of training in youth suicide awareness and prevention as a requirement for the renewal of credentials of individuals employed in a middle school or high school as defined in Section 59-1-150. The required training shall count toward the one hundred twenty renewal credits specified in Department of Education regulations for renewal of credentials.”
Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, middle school and high school certified educators in South Carolina will be required to complete two hours of training in youth suicide awareness for the renewal of credentials in accordance with the Jason Flatt Act. The required two hours of training will count toward the one hundred twenty renewal credits specified in the Department of Education regulations for renewal of credentials.
Educators in Saluda County School District can complete the required training by viewing a two hour interactive training module on the Jason Foundation, Inc, website. A link to the login screen is given at the bottom of this page. Educators should create a login account, and at the end of the training will be able to print a certificate of completion. This certificate should be submitted to the Office of Human Resources no later than October 4, 2013 (please check with your school office to determine whether certificates are to be collected on site).
The Jason Foundation Staff Development Training Modules provide information on the awareness and prevention of youth suicide. This series of programs introduces the scope and magnitude of the problem of youth suicide, the signs of concern, risk factors, how to recognize young people who may be struggling, how to approach the student and help an at-risk youth find resources for assistance.
A total of four training modules are offered. Educators are encouraged to view Module One first, and may view any or all of the additional modules offered. To go to the login page for the Jason Foundation Staff Development Training Modules, click here:
REMINDER: Please be sure that you will be able to print or save your certificate on the device on which you view the module; the certificate must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources by October 4, 2013, to verify completion of this required training.