C014 Abogacía por Prevenir el Suicidio y Capacitación del Clero

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Día -152
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N/A 15 - Ministerio Resolución presentada

Se resuelve, con la aprobación de la Cámara de __________, Que la 79ª Convención General reconozca que el clero a menudo está en la primera línea en la prevención del suicidio; y asimismo

Se resuelve, Que se solicite a las instituciones y programas diocesanos que educan a Sacerdotes y Diáconos que ofrezcan cuatro (4) horas de educación para la prevención del suicidio, utilizando capacitaciones comprobadas para sus estudiantes, y que las diócesis ofrezcan capacitación similar para su clero; y asimismo

Se resuelve que la Convención General solicite al Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas que considere una asignación presupuestaria de US$7,550 para llevar a cabo esta resolución.

Se resuelve, Que la Convención General ruegue a las congregaciones locales a que pidan a los líderes estatales y federales que desarrollen e implementen estrategias para aumentar el acceso a servicios de buena calidad para salud mental, abuso de sustancias y prevención del suicidio.

Explicación

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Military veterans comprise 18% of all suicides and studies show that members of the LGBT community have an elevated risk. It is estimated over 1.1 million suicide attempts occur each year. Suicide is, however, preventable.
The importance of Priests and Deacons was outlined in a national report from the Surgeon General. It emphasized the need to “provide training on suicide prevention to community groups that have a role in the prevention of suicide and related behaviors. Thousands of first responders, crisis line volunteers, law enforcement professionals, clergy, teachers, school counselors, individuals working in the justice system and/or in law enforcement, and others who are on the frontlines of suicide prevention should be trained on suicide prevention.”

Funding Implications
The typical maximum cost for a four-hour training session for up to 30 participants is $750. A widely used program is safeTALK (https://www.livingworks.net/programs), which meets the NSSP’s standards for education programs. The estimated cost to provide one program within each diocese and education institution is $7,500. The cost would cover fees toward trainers and educational material. Dioceses and educational institutions are encouraged to seek out local chapters of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (www.afsp.org) for additional financial support that may be needed in covering fees and materials


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