W-10: Comprehensive Suicide Prevention: Meeting the Mandates of AB2246
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

After reviewing the mandate for comprehensive suicide prevention generate by the adoption of AB 2246 (which will require the governing boards of all California school districts that serve student in grades 7 – 12 to adopt a comprehensive suicide prevention policy by next fall) this workshop will review activities judged to be consistent with the intent of this law. It will review primary suicide prevention, immediate suicide intervention, and suicide postvention activities.

Dr. Stephen E. Brock is a Professor, and the School Psychology Program Coordinator, in the College of Education at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). He is a NCSP who worked for 18 years with the Lodi (CA) Unified School District and a past president of National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and California Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Brock currently serves as the NASP Secretary and is a member of NASP’s National Emergency Assistance Team and School Safety and Crisis Response Committee. He is the author of several books, including of School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: The PREPaRE Model.

Richard Lieberman MA, NCSP is currently Lead Consultant for the CalMHSA Student Mental Health Initiative for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. He is a lecturer in the Graduate School of Education at Loyola Marymount University and from 1986-2011 he coordinated Suicide Prevention Services for Los Angeles Unified School District. Mr. Lieberman is co-author of School Crisis Prevention: the PREPaRE Model and Best Practices in Suicide Intervention (IV,V and VI) for the National Association of School Psychologists.

Susan K. Coats, Ed.D., L.E.P., is the CASP Chair on Mental Health and Crisis Consultation, a CDE Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup member, the Mental Health Officer for her district’s Crisis Response and Threat Assessment Team, and the high school advisor for a NAMI On Campus Club. In addition, she is a trainer for Youth Mental Health First Aid, PREPaRE, and the Student Mental Health Initiative. Recent workshops have included “Threat Prevention and Assessment” and “Repairing Harm and Restoring Relationships” that involved school law enforcement, district personnel, and community
mental health members.