COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 74

April 25, 2003


INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Suicide Prevention Guidelines (2003 Revision)

 

The Board of Education recently adopted revisions to the Suicide Prevention Guidelines. The revisions to the 1999 document provide more information to help school personnel keep in touch with parents after an initial contact to discuss their childs potential for a suicide attempt. The revised guidelines can be found on the departments website at www.doe.virginia.gov/support/prevention/suicide/, in the publications section.

 

If you have questions about the revised guidelines, please contact Don Fleming, specialist, Office of Student Services, at dfleming@mail.vak12ed.edu or (804) 225-2185.

 

 

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