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.
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.