Illinois - Mental Health Supports for Students Involved in Bullying Incidents: Programs and Services

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires districts to provide counseling, safeguards, or other supportive services to students who have been bullied.

Illinois Compiled Statutes 5-27-23.7. Bullying prevention.

"Policy on bullying" means a bullying prevention policy that meets the following criteria:

  • (4) Consistent with federal and State laws and rules governing student privacy rights, includes procedures for promptly informing parents or guardians of all students involved in the alleged incident of bullying and discussing, as appropriate, the availability of social work services, counseling, school psychological services, other interventions, and restorative measures.

Illinois Compiled Statutes 5-27-23.7. Bullying prevention.

"Policy on bullying" means a bullying prevention policy that meets the following criteria:

  • (6) Includes the interventions that can be taken to address bullying, which may include, but are not limited to, school social work services, restorative measures, social-emotional skill building, counseling, school psychological services, and community-based services.
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