Wisconsin - Professional Development for Mental Health: Staff Qualifications and Professional Development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

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