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Update on ATPE’s Suicide Prevention Efforts

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 6/04/2015

In the Summer 2015 issue of ATPE News, readers learned about one member’s efforts to help prevent student suicide by enhancing educator training. After losing his teenage son, Jonathan, to suicide, Coach Kevin Childers worked with ATPE’s Governmental Relations team to introduce House Bill 2186, which will authorize two hours of annual suicide prevention training for Texas educators.

ATPE is pleased to announce that this bill was passed by both the House and the Senate and is now headed to Governor Abbott’s desk! Read the ATPE News article about Coach Childers and learn more about ATPE’s legislative efforts at TeachtheVote.org.