The Jason Flatt Act of 2012
About the Act
The Jason Flatt Act of 2012, West Virginia Senate Bill 221, requires the West Virginia Center for Professional Development (WVCPD) to provide for the routine education of all professional educators and service personnel having direct contact with students on warning signs and resources to assist in suicide prevention. The education may be accomplished through self-review of resources and/or materials provided by the Jason Foundation.
In addition, suicide prevention professional development may be provided by county boards of education, Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs), the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR), the West Virginia Suicide Prevention Council, the Adolescent Suicide Prevention Education Network (ASPEN) and the Jason Foundation. County school systems are encouraged to develop partnerships with community mental health providers to assess local needs and resources regarding suicide prevention and design and deliver professional development accordingly.
Accessing Online Training
The Jason Foundation offers seven Online Training Modules via their website click here.
Each module has been developed to meet a one-hour to two-hour continuing education requirement for suicide awareness and prevention training. If one takes all seven modules, they have completed 12 hours of online training. At the end of each online training module, the participant has an opportunity to print a certificate of completion for that module.
To access the online training modules visit http://jasonfoundation.com/training-modules/.
(Training modules are password protected)
Register by creating a personalized username and password
To order a DVD of a module, send an email with your contact information and request to firstname.lastname@example.org. These materials are available at no cost to participants.
To download a Jason Flatt flyer, click here.
To view the Jason Flatt Act guidelines passed by the WV Board of Education in June 2012, please click here.