The TLC often receives calls from schools inquiring about suicide awareness programs for students and faculty in their desire to fulfill the professional development requirement, per N.J.S.A. 18A:6-11. We appreciate the caution that schools are demonstrating as care needs to be taken to choose programs that are effective and safe especially in regard to suicide awareness programs for students.
Please find information on some of the Suicide Prevention educational programs for adults and youth being implemented in New Jersey. Please refer to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center/American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (SPRC/AFSP) Best Practices Registry (BPR) link for a complete listing of all Evidenced-Based and Best practices programs to meet your educational needs.