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Some of Dr. Stan Kutcher’s rec­om­men­da­tions:

• En­hanc­ing sup­port for CaperBase, which pro­vides re­sources, men­tor­ing and pro­gram­ming for youth.

• En­sure the provincewide men­tal health cri­sis line has more staff.

• Pro­vide fund­ing for the Cape Bre­ton-Vic­to­ria Re­gional School board to hire two more guid­ance coun­sel­lors and a so­cial worker.

• Cre­ate a sin­gle struc­ture to ad­dress all school-based men­tal health poli­cies, plans, over­sight and eval­u­a­tion with di­rect re­port­ing to the min­is­ters of Health and Well­ness and Ed­u­ca­tion and Early Child­hood De­vel­op­ment.

• Use na­tion­ally rec­og­nized ex­pert in­put to up­date and re­vise the pro­vin­cial sui­cide preven­tion frame­work

• Re­vise the School Code of Con­duct Pol­icy to clar­ify the use of ev­i­dence-based in­ter­ven­tions re­lated to stu­dent con­flict, bul­ly­ing and cy­ber­bul­ly­ing.

• De­velop a pro­vin­cial pol­icy that ad­dresses the re­spon­si­ble use of stu­dents’ per­sonal com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­vices.

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