Presentation on theme: "State Legislative Overview AFSP’s approved 2012 Public Policy Priorities – State Level."— Presentation transcript:
State Legislative Overview AFSP’s approved 2012 Public Policy Priorities – State Level
What we’ll cover today Brief overview of 2012 state level priorities Where do I find out more? Highlight – State Suicide Prevention Plans Q & A
2012 AFSP Public Policy Synopsis On pages 22-23 of your spiral notebook 4 different “issue rooms” – Leadership – Coalition work – Mission related – “Waiting room”
State Level Public Policy Priorities Leadership – State suicide prevention initiatives and plans – Suicide prevention training for school personnel Coalition work – Anti-bullying and anti-cyberbullying legislation/policies
New State Level Public Policy Priorities Mission related – Firearms and suicide “Waiting room” – Death with Dignity/assisted death
Where do I find out more? www.afsp.org Advocacy & Public Policy State Policy Resource Center www.afsp.org www.afsp.org Advocacy & Public Policy Policy Webinar Series www.afsp.org – State Advocacy Tool Box – Suicide Prevention Training for School Personnel – Anti-Bullying and Anti-Cyberbullying Legislation Call or email me!
State Suicide Prevention Plans Some are directed by the legislature, others are not Most outline several GOALS and corresponding OBJECTIVES that detail how those goals will be met Some are updated regularly, others are not Some are being worked on actively, others are not
Example I.AWARENESS Goal 1: Promote awareness that suicide is a public health problem and that many suicides are preventable Objective 1.1: Develop/implement public information campaigns Objective 1.2: Establish/host regularly scheduled suicide prevention conferences Objective 1.3: Increase the number of state institutions active in suicide prevention Goal 2: Develop broad-based support Goal 3: Develop/implement strategies to reduce stigma associated with being a consumer of MH, SA, and SP services
Panelists Lisa Brattain, Chair, Indiana Chapter Peggy Farrell, Chair, Central New Jersey Chapter Dr. AJ Zolten, President, Arkansas Chapter
Typical “players,” leaders or stakeholders in the process AFSP and other nonprofits State agencies – Mental Health – Physical Health/Medicine – Education – Older Adults – Justice/Corrections – Substance Abuse/Addictions Survivors of suicide loss Data analysts/researchers First responders Clergy Military Service providers Vulnerable groups
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