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Suicide Prevention

Arts in Action Community Charter Schools Youth Suicide Prevention Policy - (AB 1767) and (AB 2246)
This policy is written to comply with AB 1767, which states that a policy addressing suicide prevention in kindergarten and grades 1-6, inclusive, adopt and update as prescribed, a policy on suicide prevention that addressed the needs of high-risk groups. The policy is to be age appropriate and is discussed and delivered in a manner that is sensitive to the needs of young students. Additionally, this policy expands on the previously existing law (AB 2246), which require a local educational agency that serves students grades 7-12, inclusive, to adopt a policy on pupil suicide prevention that specifically addresses the needs of high-risk groups.
If you have any questions about this plan, please contact our school counselors:
Maria Kevorkian, [email protected] 
Gisela Valenzuela, [email protected] 
For both: Ph. 323-266-4371
School Directors: 
Jamie Kikuchi, [email protected] 
Erin Kleiner, [email protected]
For all Ph. 323-266-4371
If you or anyone you know is currently feeling suicidal, please call 911 immediately!
Link to Suicide Resources and Help Lines 

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Counseling Services

Arts in Action Charter has counseling support available for any students who need someone to talk to. If you or someone you know needs support, please contact your school counselor  immediately (during school hours) or contact one of the community resources below.

Additionally, follow the links below to find several resources available to students, staff, and community members. Please seek support if you need it and to be on the lookout for anyone showing signs of risk. If you notice someone suffering or in need, please speak out and help point them toward assistance.



LA County Youth Suicide Prevention Project


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


California Department of Education Suicide Prevention webpage


California Department of Education Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)