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

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

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

Oklahoma Administrative Code 210:10-1-20. Implementation of policies prohibiting bullying

(C) A strategy for providing appropriate services as necessary for students who are targets of bullying; family members affected by bullying; and perpetrators of bullying. Such services and support may be provided by the school directly or through referrals to other providers and may include, but are not limited to one or more of the following:

  • (i) Counseling;
  • (ii) Academic intervention;
  • (iii) Protection for students who are targets of bullying; and
  • (iv) Any other appropriate services as necessary to:
    • (I) Ensure the safety of all students involved in incidents of bullying; and
    • (II) Prevent further incidents of bullying.

Oklahoma Administrative Code 210:10-1-20. Implementation of policies prohibiting bullying

(12) The policy shall require the district to establish a procedure at each school which provides, upon the completion of an investigation, that a school may recommend that available community mental health care, substance abuse, or other counseling options be provide to the student, if appropriate. This may include information about the types of support services available to the student bully, victim, and any other students affected by the prohibited behavior.


Oklahoma Statutes 70-24-100.4. School Safety and Bullying Prevention Act - Discipline of child - Prohibition of bullying at school and online – Policy requirements.

A. Each district board of education shall adopt a policy for the discipline of all children attending public school in that district, and for the investigation of reported incidents of bullying. The policy shall provide options for the discipline of the students and shall define standards of conduct to which students are expected to conform. The policy shall:

    1. Address prevention by providing:
      • a. consequences and remedial action for a person who commits an act of bullying,
      • b. consequences and remedial action for a student found to have falsely accused another as a means of retaliation, reprisal or as a means of bullying, and
      • c. a strategy for providing counseling or referral to appropriate services, including guidance, academic intervention, and other protection for students, both targets and perpetrators, and family members affected by bullying, as necessary;
        Source: Oklahoma State Legislature

Oklahoma Statutes 70-24-100.4. School Safety and Bullying Prevention Act - Discipline of child - Prohibition of bullying at school and online – Policy requirements.

A. Each district board of education shall adopt a policy for the discipline of all children attending public school in that district, and for the investigation of reported incidents of bullying. The policy shall provide options for the discipline of the students and shall define standards of conduct to which students are expected to conform. The policy shall:

    1. Establish a procedure whereby, upon completing an investigation of bullying, a school may recommend that available community mental health care, substance abuse or other counseling options be provided to the student, if appropriate;
      Source: Oklahoma State Legislature
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