State law requires districts to provide professional development for school personnel on trauma-informed practices.
Strategies and Resources to Create a Trauma-Sensitive School
This document provides strategies and resources to support the creation of trama-sensitive schools and encourages schools to provide staff with professional development opportunities on trauma.
Trauma Sensitive Schools Online Professional Development
This page provides online professional development resources for trauma sensitive schools.
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.
Wisconsin Statutes 165.28. Office of school safety.
The office of school safety shall do all of the following: (1) In conjunction with the department of public instruction, create model practices for school safety. The department of public instruction shall provide any resources or staff requested by the office to create the model practices. The office shall also consult the Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association and the Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Training and Technical Assistance Center. (2) Coordinate with schools under s. 118.07 (4) (cf) and the department of administration to compile blueprints and geographic information system maps for all schools. The office shall keep all blueprints and maps confidential unless a law enforcement agency requests access to the blueprints or maps. (3) Offer, or contract with another party to offer, training to school staff on school safety. Training subjects may include trauma informed care and how adverse childhood experiences have an impact on a child’s development and increase needs for counseling or support. If a school receives under s. 165.88 (2) (b) a grant for the training under this subsection, the office may charge a fee for the training.