(105 ILCS 5/34-18.7)
(from Ch. 122, par. 34-18.7)
Youth mental illness and suicide detection and intervention.
At least once every 2 years, licensed school personnel and administrators
with pupils in kindergarten through grade 12 shall be trained to identify the warning
signs of mental illness and suicidal behavior in youth and shall be taught
various intervention techniques. The school district may utilize the Illinois Mental Health First Aid training program, established under the Illinois Mental Health First Aid Training Act and administered by certified instructors trained by a national association recognized as an authority in behavioral health, to provide the training and meet the requirements under this Section. If licensed school personnel or an administrator obtains mental health first aid training outside of an in-service training program, he or she may present a certificate of successful completion of the training to the school district to satisfy the requirements of this Section. The training shall be provided within
the framework of existing in-service training programs offered by the Board or as part of the professional development activities required under Section 21-14 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 100-903, eff. 1-1-19; 101-350, eff. 1-1-20