ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : LS-09-001

Date Created : 07/24/2008

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
other: School Counselors
All Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Alice Barnes Rose, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
Youth Suicide Task Force Mission Statements

Regulatory Authority:
N/A

Contact Person:
Dr. Alice Barnes Rose

Phone Number:
501-683-4800

E-mail:
Alice.Barnes.Rose@arkansas.gov

The Arkansas Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force has addressed the following mission statements: (1) Assist in increasing the awareness of youth suicide among school personnel and community leaders; (2) Enhance the school climate and relationships between teachers, counselors, and students to encourage everyone to recognize the signs of suicidal tendencies and other facts about youth suicide; (3) Encourage the development and implementation of school-based youth suicide prevention programs and pilot projects; (4) Utilize community resources in the development and implementation of youth suicide prevention programs through cooperative efforts; (5) Increase the awareness of students of the relationship between drug and alcohol use and youth suicide; (6) Advocate for programs to collect data on youth suicide attempts; and (7) Develop a program of suicide prevention for distribution to the schools of the State of Arkansas.

Please see the attachment for details from these contributing persons: Judy Camden, Ellon Cockrell, Leslie Knod, Zachary Lamkin, Barbara Langlois, Kaleb McBay, Jon-Michael Poff, J.B. Robertson, Carol Robinson, Marina Swanson, Dr. Lynn Taylor, Becky Watkins and Melinda Wood.

Attachments:

Back to the Customer List

Copyright 1997 Arkansas Department of Education. All rights reserved.
Department of Education Home Page