Youth ACT 71

What is ACT 71?

Act 71, which was signed into law in June 2014, requires school entities to:

  1. adopt a youth suicide awareness and prevention policy
  2. provide 4 hours of professional development every 5 years in youth suicide awareness and prevention for educators and school personnel in grades 6-12


  • Discuss the prevalence of suicide
  • Review the Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Plan
  • Review links to bullying, substance abuse, etc.
  • Identify risk factors, warning signs, protective factors
  • Inventory and recognize resources


  • Articulate differences between warning signs and risk factors
  • Develop a knowledge of the Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Plan and Local Youth Suicide Plan
  • Create an action plan specific to your role

ACT 71 Youth Suicide Awareness & Prevention



Register at:

Cost: $10.00/seat 4 hours


Contact Diane McGaffic

724.458.6700 x 1257

453 Maple St Grove City PA

Cost: $400.00 4 hours

Any questions about registration please contact Denise Lemmon, Secretary to the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at 724-458-6700 x 1217 or

Any questions about ACT 71 please contact Diane McGaffic, TAC, at 724-458-6700 x1257 or

Inclement Weather & Special Accommodations

In case of inclement weather, please call MIU IV prior to your departure to hear changes, if any, to the day's schedule. Call 1-800-942-8035 x 1370 or 724-458-6700 x 1370. All delays and/or cancellations will be recorded on the phone system no later than 6:30 A. M. on the day of the event and will be updated as needed.

If you would like to attend and require special accommodations, please telephone 724-458-6700 x 1217