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Tony Thurmond, San Diego County Office of Education, LivingWorks announce Suicide Prevention Training

Tony Thurmond, California Department of Education
Posted at 11:08 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 14:08:42-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A conglomerate including State Superintendent Tony Thurmond with the California Department of Education, San Diego County Office of Education and LivingWorks announced on Friday, a conference will take place June 17, to discuss the state's new suicide prevention initiative for students and staff.

The program is a 90-minute training instruction taken entirely online and will launch immediately for school staff and students in summer.

Nearly 1 in 6 students have suicidal thoughts according to the CDC, unfortunately, 1 in 10 have made a suicidal plan.

The new training program is designed to help schools build “networks of safety."

Date:June 17
Time:9 a.m.

Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Marc Berman, California State Assemblymember, 24th District

• Dr. Paul Gothold, EdD, San Diego County Superintendent of Schools

Rick Trimp, President of LivingWorks

• Cynthia Gomez, NAMI representative and Sierra Vista High School Senior

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The California Department of Education is a state agency led by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond.