Subject: strictly fyi: NY puppet show, WA suicide training law, scholarships
From: Reis, Beth <>
Date: 3/13/2012 5:18 PM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:
(1) Anti-bullying puppet show for schools in Hudson Valley, NY
(2) new suicide training law in Washington State
(3) National LGBTQ and allied youth scholarships
(4) Washignton State and Pacific NW LGBTQ and allied youth scholarships
(1) Anti-bullying puppet show for schools in Hudson Valley, NY
Educational theater about bullying for ... maybe grades K-2 and also 9-12 (in between, students might feel condescended to?).
See their promo video here:
See their facebook page here:!/upinarmspuppets
(2) new suicide training law in Washington State
From Victoria Wagner, the ED of the Youth Suicide Prevention Program:
The Matt Adler Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management Training Act of 2012 (ESHB 2366) has gone to the governor for her signature!
Thank you to everyone who attended the hearings a couple of weeks ago, or emailed or called your legislators and asked them to pass this bill.
The Matt Adler Act requires frontline care providers, such as mental health professionals, physicians, social workers, and nurses, to receive basic and continuing education in identifying and managing suicide risk without increasing the required number of continuing education credits they much have.
This bill was advocated by Jen Stuber, a professor at the University of Washington who personally experienced this crisis one year ago when her husband took his own life. An accomplished attorney and father to their two young children, Matt Adler was under care for severe depression and an anxiety disorder. After weeks of independent research on suicidology and looking at his medical records, Jen discovered that appropriate attention had not been paid to the obvious risk he posed to himself. Since then, she has been advocating for change.
Now, we have some assurance that health and mental health practitioners will have the training needed to detect, assess, manage, and treat suicidal behavior, which means that many who are struggling will now get much needed help.
Thank you again. Your efforts will help save lives.
Victoria Wagner
Executive Director
(3) National LGBTQ and allied youth scholarships
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(4) Washignton State and Pacific NW LGBTQ and allied youth scholarships
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