Suicide Prevention Training
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training
Chapter 284 of the Acts of 2014- An Act Relative to the Reduction of Gun Violence, was signed into law by Governor Patrick on August 13, 2014. A significant portion of this, is connected to the DESE “Safe and Secure Schools Framework”. Part of the impact on our District includes the following:
Schools shall provide at least two hours of suicide awareness and prevention training every three years to all licensed personnel.
New hires shall obtain the training within six months of hire.
In order to meet these requirements , Dudley-Charlton utilizes free video training that is offered through the Jason Foundation. This non-profit foundation has the approval of the Massachusetts Attorney General.
The series of videos in Module 1 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.
To access the login portal, please follow the link below:
-Register using the “Sign up” and “Register Now!” buttons
New hires for the 2023-2024 school year should certify their participation in training by sending a printed copy of their PDP Certificate at the end of training to the District Office, no later than October 1, 2023.
Existing employees who have completed the training already should forward a copy of their completion certificate to the District Office, no later than October 1, 2023. If you did not keep a copy, you can log into the site and print a new copy.