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."
• 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.