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Bill Detail: SB20-001

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Title Expand Behavioral Health Training For K-12 Educators
Status Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 12/31/2020 - No Amendments (05/28/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
  • Human Services
House Sponsors E. Sirota (D)
K. Van Winkle (R)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
House Committee
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 01/08/2020

School Safety Committee. The bill requires the department of
education (department) to offer a train the trainer program (program)
designed to improve school culture, promote youth behavioral and mental
health, and prepare attendees to teach a youth behavioral and mental
health training course. The department must make the program available
to employees of a school district, charter school, or board of cooperative

services (local education provider). A local education provider and its
employees are not required to participate in the program. The department
may enter into an agreement with an organization to provide the program.
The department is required to annually evaluate the effectiveness of the
program. The general assembly is required to annually appropriate up to
$1 million for the program. The program is repealed June 30, 2024.
The program must include evidence-based instruction on, and
prepare an attendee to teach a youth behavioral and mental health training
course that includes, any of the following subjects:
  • Using trauma-informed approaches to improve overall
school climate and culture;
  • Identifying behavioral and mental health challenges and
substance use disorders;
  • Restorative practices for addressing youth behavioral and
mental health challenges;
  • Improving youth social and emotional health;
  • Bullying prevention and intervention strategies;
  • Encouraging positive bystander behavior;
  • Best practices for providing assistance in noncrisis
  • De-escalation of crisis situations; or
  • Identifying and accessing available behavioral and mental
health resources and substance use disorder support
services and treatment.

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