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HCR017.........................................................by EDUCATION TEEN SUICIDE - Stating findings of the Legislature and urging colleges of education at Idaho colleges and universities to include in the teacher education curriculum a segment concerning risk factors, protective factors and teen suicide warning signs. 02/25 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/28 Rpt prt - to Educ 03/07 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/08 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/09 3rd rdg - ADOPTED - voice vote Floor Sponsor - Garrett Title apvd - to Senate 03/10 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Educ 03/17 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord 03/21 10th Ord - ADOPTED - voice vote Floor Sponsor - Goedde Title apvd - to House 03/22 To enrol 03/23 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 03/24 Pres signed - To Secretary of State
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 17 BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE 1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND URGING COLLEGES OF EDUCATION AT IDAHO 3 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO INCLUDE A SEGMENT IN THE TEACHER EDUCATION 4 CURRICULUM ADDRESSING RISK FACTORS, PROTECTIVE FACTORS AND TEEN SUICIDE 5 WARNING SIGNS. 6 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 WHEREAS, during 1999-2001, 559 Idahoans died from suicide, and in the year 8 2001, 49 were between the ages of 5 and 24 and nearly 6,000 additional suicide 9 attempts were estimated to have occurred among the 15-17 year age group; and 10 WHEREAS, as a result, teen suicide now ranks as the second leading cause 11 of death among young people in Idaho between the ages of 10 and 18; and 12 WHEREAS, Idaho's overall suicide rate was 14.4 per 100,000 during 13 1999-2001, but 22.5 per 100,000 for 15-17 year old boys; and 14 WHEREAS, Idaho had the seventh highest suicide rate in the nation; and 15 WHEREAS, 18% of all high school students reported seriously considering 16 attempting suicide in the previous year, and 15% reported they had made a plan 17 for how they would attempt suicide; and 18 WHEREAS, four out of five young people who attempt suicide exhibit warning 19 signs; and 20 WHEREAS, the risk factors and protective factors for suicide have been 21 identified and are known; and 22 WHEREAS, teachers are in contact with youths a major portion of the day 23 and are often the person a teen turns to for guidance and advice. 24 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session 25 of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the 26 Senate concurring therein, that the State Board of Education make every effort 27 to encourage the colleges of education at the colleges and universities of 28 Idaho to include in their teacher education curriculum a segment that 29 addresses youth mental health and trains prospective teachers about the risk 30 factors, protective factors, and suicide warning signs that may be exhibited 31 which should alert professionals to take action to intervene and prevent sui- 32 cide.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14984C1 Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the 15-24 year age groups with Idaho being consistently among the states having the highest rates. Our teachers and school personnel are a major part of our children's day when they are in school. It is important that these educators be knowledgeable and prepared, as much as possible, about the risk factors, the protective factors and the suicide warning signs so professionals can be alerted. This resolution asks that the education departments at our college and universities do what they can to prepare our teachers to recognize the signs of suicide and to alert the proper professionals. FISCAL NOTE There is no fiscal impact to the general fund. Contact Name: Rep. Kathie Garrett Phone: 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HCR 17