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Professional Development Series: Georgia

The Jason Flatt Act of Georgia
HB 198
Effective May 5 2015

During the 2015 Legislative Session HB 198, also known as The Jason Flatt Act, was passed with an effective date of May 5th 2015. Georgia is the 15 state to pass The Jason Flatt Act. This legislation requires mandatory youth suicide awareness and prevention training for certain school personnel.

Major components of the legislation are:

  1. The Department of Education shall adopt rules to require that all certificated public school personnel receive annual training in suicide awareness and prevention.
  2. Approved materials may include programs that can be completed through self-review of suitable suicide prevention materials.
  3. Each local school system shall adopt a policy on student suicide prevention.

Each of The Jason Foundation Staff Development Modules has been developed to meet a two-hour continuing education requirement for suicide awareness and prevention program. Before completing any suicide awareness training program, please check with your State Board of Education, State Teacher Certification Board or school superintendent to determine that the program meets the requirements for your State.

You will be eligible to receive your certificate once all chapters of a module have been viewed and you have successfully completed the quiz that follows.

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