New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:9a-13 - Youth Suicide Prevention Program

30:9A-13. Youth suicide prevention program
The Commissioner of the Department of Human Services shall establish a program of youth suicide prevention projects which shall be administered by community mental health services providers in consultation with local boards of education. The objectives of the program shall include but are not limited to the following:

a. Classroom instruction or materials designed to achieve the following objectives: to teach students facts about adolescent suicide and how to recognize signs of suicidal tendencies; to inform students of available community services aimed at prevention of suicide; and to increase students' awareness of the relationship between adolescent suicide and drug and alcohol use.

b. Training programs for classroom teachers and other teaching staff members in suicide prevention.

c. Nonclassroom school or community based programs such as a 24-hour "hotline" telephone service staffed by trained professional counselors, crisis intervention and postintervention services, parent education programs and programs for the families of suicide victims.

L. 1985, c. 195, s. 2, eff. June 26, 1985.

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