Outline of the state of Wisconsin

Professional Development for Mental Health

Professional Development for Mental Health

State law requires districts to provide professional development for school personnel on youth mental health.

The Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework

This guide provides a framework for implementing school-based mental health and positive behavioral interventions and supports and addresses providing systemic professional development that addresses social-emotional learning and mental health.

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Wisconsin Statutes 115.28 General duties.

(63)  Mental health training program. Establish a mental health training support program under which the department provides training on all of the following evidence-based strategies related to addressing mental health issues in schools to school district staff and instructional staff of charter schools under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x):

  • (a) The screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment program.
  • (b) Trauma sensitive schools.
  • (c) Youth mental health first aid.
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