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

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

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

2017 Tennessee Code Annotated 49-6-4503. Adoption of policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyber-bullying by the school district.
(b) School districts shall include in the policies:

  • (14) A procedure for a referral for appropriate counseling and support services for students involved in an act of harassment, intimidation, bullying, or cyber-bullying, when deemed necessary by the principal. The counseling and support services may be conducted by school counseling personnel who are appropriately trained, such as psychologists, social workers, school counselors, or any other personnel or resources available.
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