STUDENT SUICIDALITY PROTOCOLS (rev. 4-29-19)
SCHOOL/DISTRICT PROCEDURE WHEN A STUDENT THREATENS OR DISCLOSES THE DESIRE TO COMMIT SUICIDE, DURING SCHOOL DAY ON SCHOOL CAMPUS:
- Reporting staff member to immediately and directly report to the Principal or Counselor. Call the office emergency line “6999” or send a note to the office with another student.
- Do not allow the at-risk student to leave the classroom alone.
- Counselor completes district suicide risk assessment.
WHEN STAFF is CONTACTED BY PARENT REGARDING STUDENT SUICIDALITY OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS:
- A staff member is to gather information (see below) and tell the parent if they know where the student lives, they need to contact 911 or VC Sheriff Dispatch 805-654-9511. If it is their child to drive them to the ER.
- A staff member is to call an Administrator immediately.
WHEN STAFF is CONTACTED BY A STUDENT REGARDING SUICIDALITY OR SELF HARM OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS:
- A staff member is to gather what information they can and then call an Administrator immediately.
- If the staff member is unable to reach an Administrator within 15 minutes they are to call 911 or VC Sheriff Dispatch 805-654-9511.
SCHOOL/DISTRICT PROCEDURE WHEN A STUDENT ATTEMPTS SUICIDE AT SCHOOL:
- Call 911 and ask for a CIT trained office or VC Sheriff Dispatch 805-654-9511immediately and be prepared to communicate as much information as possible – current location, student name and other identifying info, current medical status of the student.
- Contact Principal or Counselor
- Principal or Counselor will implement district suicide protocol
INFORMATION TO GATHER:
- Is the minor contemplating suicide/self-harm?
- Does the minor have a plan to commit suicide/self-harm?
- Does the minor have access to the means to carry out their plan?
- Has the minor ever attempted to commit suicide or harm themselves in the past?
- Where does the student live?
- Where is the student right now?
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:
Suicide Prevention information for parents and student are posted on our Website at the “Community Mental Health Resources” page: http://www.oakparkusd.org/Page/1335