Nevada Public Health and Safety
Sec. § 439.513
Employment of trainer for suicide prevention; qualifications; duties.


1.

The Coordinator of the Statewide Program for Suicide Prevention shall employ at least one person to act as a trainer for suicide prevention and facilitator for networking for Southern Nevada.

2.

Each trainer for suicide prevention:

(a)

Must have at least the following education and experience:

(1)

Three years or more of experience in providing education and training relating to suicide prevention to diverse community groups; or

(2)

A bachelors degree, masters degree or doctoral degree in social work, public health, psychology, sociology, counseling or a closely related field and 2 years or more of experience in providing education and training relating to suicide prevention.

(b)

Should have as many of the following characteristics as possible:

(1)

Significant knowledge and experience relating to suicide and suicide prevention;

(2)

Knowledge of methods of facilitation, networking and community-based suicide prevention programs;

(3)

Experience in working with diverse community groups and constituents; and

(4)

Experience in providing suicide awareness information and suicide prevention training.

3.

At least one trainer for suicide prevention must be based in a county whose population is 700,000 or more.

4.

Each trainer for suicide prevention shall:

(a)

Assist the Coordinator of the Statewide Program for Suicide Prevention in disseminating and carrying out the Statewide Program in the county in which the trainer for suicide prevention is based;

(b)

Provide information and training relating to suicide prevention to emergency medical personnel, providers of health care, mental health agencies, social service agencies, churches, public health clinics, school districts, law enforcement agencies and other similar community organizations in the county in which the trainer for suicide prevention is based;

(c)

Assist the Coordinator of the Statewide Program for Suicide Prevention in developing and carrying out public awareness and media campaigns targeting groups of persons who are at risk of suicide in the county in which the trainer for suicide prevention is based;

(d)

Assist in developing a network of community-based programs for suicide prevention in the county in which the trainer for suicide prevention is based, including, without limitation, establishing one or more local advisory groups for suicide prevention; and

(e)

Facilitate the sharing of information and the building of consensuses among multiple constituent groups in the county in which the trainer for suicide prevention is based, including, without limitation, public agencies, community organizations, advocacy groups for suicide prevention, mental health providers and representatives of the various groups that are at risk for suicide.
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