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HJ 73 Bullying & suicide prevention; DOE to study among LGBTQ & other youth.

Introduced by: Betsy B. Carr | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Study; Department of Education; bullying and suicide prevention among LGBTQ and other youth; report. Requests that the Department of Education (i) assess the effectiveness of current suicide prevention strategies and anti-bullying policies and codes of student conduct among school divisions; (ii) identify areas for improvement among such strategies, policies, and codes of conduct; (iii) determine the suicide rate of youth in the Commonwealth and identify the percentage of LGBTQ youth in such rate; and (iv) recommend strategies, policies, and programs that can be used to decrease and prevent bullying, harassment, discrimination, and intimidation of LGBTQ and other youth, and the rate of suicide resulting therefrom, in the Commonwealth's public schools.


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